Apparently it was a couple of Popes who encouraged churches to have weather vanes in the shape of a cockerel, with the oldest surviving weathercock dating back to 820. This one on the steeple of St Mary’s Church in Longstock looks a bit more modern than that.

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  1. I like the weathervane but have no idea why the popes would be interested in the shape of them. Then again, I’m Lutheran, so there are other things I don’t get about what the popes have done as well. 🙂


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