A weather vane, often referred to as a weathercock due to the traditional cockerel design that featured on them is a device usually mounted on the chimney top of traditional British houses. The function of them has remained only partly useful in determining the direction of the wind and for most, they are used as decorative pieces atop of roof buildings, farmhouses or ornate structures.
The word 'vane' comes from the Old English word 'fana' meaning 'flag'. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest weathervane in the world is situated in Jerez, Spain and features a Tio Pepe Sherry advertisement.
Most weathervanes feature an arrow pointing the direction of the wind, with a larger 'tail end' to catch the wind. The four compass points often accompany the weathervane below showing a more 'accurate' direction for the wind, although this assumes one has positioned it correctly at installation!
Our weathervanes are all handmade, made in our workshop in Northampton. This added care, attention to detail and craftsmanship associated with the construction of all items here on the Gap website gives our clients peace of mind that they are purchasing a product that will last. A great present for any one who enjoys their garden, are weathervanes can be attached to the roofs of houses, sheds, summer house and more. We recommend a location where there is a good passage of wind.
We feature a number of styles and silhouettes on our handmade weathervanes, with a style to suit a majority of interests and themes. Including a horse, cockerel, swan, witch, St George, fisherman styles and more, a great gift for a family member.
What a perfect present for those living in the countryside! If you want to add that unique touch to any farmhouse or country house, why not choose from our range of custom made weathervanes? Buy one as a gift and see it every time you visit!
Choose from fisherman, farmer, gamekeeper or even a witch! These are quality handmade articles, crafted to order and sent direct from our factory where we're been making unique steel garden products for many years.