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Church of St Mary and All Saints Weathervane

As part of the ongoing repair and restoration works at the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and All Saints, Whalley, we were asked to restore and refurbish their historic weathervane.

The “Church of St Mary held in Wallei” was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Most of the present church was built in the 13th century, replacing a simpler structure which probably consisted of an aisleless nave and chancel. The tower was added in the late 15th century. A porch was added to the South of the building in 1844, and one to the North in 1909.

The existing wrought iron and copper weather vane was in a poor condition.

The existing wrought iron and copper weather vane was in a poor condition.

The weathervane was carefully removed and returned to our workshop for restoration.

The weathervane was carefully removed and returned to our workshop for restoration.

The weathervane was carefully removed and returned to our workshop for restoration.

The weathervane was carefully removed and returned to our workshop for restoration.

The supporting wrought iron frame was carefully restored and and the box section copper compass points were re-made to replicate the originals exactly.

The supporting wrought iron frame was carefully restored and and the box section copper compass points were re-made to replicate the originals exactly.

The restored weathervane was repainted, gilded and reinstated at the top of the church tower.

The restored weathervane was repainted, gilded and reinstated at the top of the church tower.

Project Details

  • Conservation Architects: Lloyd Evans Prichard
  • Main Contractor: Mather and Ellis Ltd