Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Fancy Filigree

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #318?  Scroll down to find the answer.

Today's weathervane was photographed above a Starbuck's Coffee in the Shoppes at Bedford Mall at 93 South River Road in Bedford, New Hampshire.  This strip mall has tried to keep a bit of New England character with cupolas above the shops, but this is the only cupola in the entire mall ( perhaps 20 stores?) that has a weather vane.

The weathervane appears to be copper and gilding, giving the fancy, filigree directional arrow multicolors.  There is another simple arrow weathervane  next door at the Provident Bank in the Goffe Mill Plaza.  This one is much flashier, both in color and design.  Both have arrows and a finial on top instead of a figure.  

There are several weathervanes in this area.  Besides the Provident Bank and the Starbucks, there are two more just on the other side of the overpass to Rt. 293 in Bethany Commons (a four masted clipper ship with full sails and an eagle).  All within a few blocks of each other, although walking is difficult on South River Road due to the highway entrances.  If you are traveling up Rt. 3 or the Everett Turnpike, a short detour here will lead you to these four great weathervanes. This weather vane is located near the famous Goffe's Mill, a short walk on a restored pathway behind the Whole Foods Market. 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Fancy Filigree", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 5, 2017, ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. How pretty! The end of it looks like a fish tail to me. I really miss New England architecture and how newer buildings are made to fit in well with the classic ones.

    1. Yes, this week's weathervane and last week's are both new construction right next door to each other, and both have weather vanes. I hope its a trend!