The Old Weathercock

The old copper weathercock is to be found perched on the top of the pulpit. Pricked on the ‘tail feathers’ are the names R. Paige, S. Wroth, Churchwardens, 1790, and on the reverse G. Paddon, N. Preston.

The Paddons were clockmakers in Modbury, and made this weathercock of hand-beaten copper and riveted brass.  It was replaced in 1884 by the present weathercock, which was regilded to celebrate its centenary year.

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