Dated rainwater hoppers & weather vanes

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Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Peter's Hall 6
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Gatacre Infants 5
Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Mary Quay 5b
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Thoroughfare 1
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Arcade St 2
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Tooley 9a


Ipswich Historic Lettering: Frasers 9a
The last example isn't dated, but is included here as it bears the 'F' for Fraser's furniture store in Museum Street.
The metal fin of a weather vane is another favourite position for a pierced date, recording the 'topping out' of a high building.
Here are some Ipswich examples:
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Princes St vane 2 sm
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Tolly 32 sm
Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Lawrence 1 sm

Related pages:
House name plaque examples: Alston Road; Bramford Road; Cauldwell Hall Road; Cavendish Street; Marlborough Road; Rosehill area;
Ipswich & Suffolk Freehold Land Society (F.L.S.); California
Street index; Origins of street names in Ipswich; Streets named after slavery abolitionists.
Dated buildings list; Dated buildings examples;
Named buildings listNamed (& sometimes dated) buildings examples.
Street nameplate examples;
Brickyards


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