The Wren Pennant is a banner style weathervane modeled after the original
on the famous Wren Building at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia. This building was designed by the English architect Sir Christopher
Wren in 1693.
Al & Beth Denninger originally crafted a replica of the Wren Pennant for RiverMead, a retirement/life care center in Petersborough, NH. The pennant was 4 1/2' long from point to tail, and stood almost 9 1/2 feet above the roof. It was crafted of copper (the original is in wrought iron) with heavy strapping and large rivets following the original design. There was also a transition piece to sit on the domed roof of the cupola.
We have made the Wren Pennant many times since the RiverMead project. It has become a favorite among our clients, and we have added it to our collection of traditional Scrolls, Banners & Arrows.
24" wide - $1,800
30" wide - $2,000
36" wide - $2,700
48" wide - $3,700
54" wide - $4,700
Larger Sizes Available
This style was popular from the 1700's right up to the Victorian era, and is also very striking with contemporary vanes.
Diagram A - Headblock only
(Old Diagram #1)
Traditional mounting of a weather vane into the solid headblock of a cupola, tower, turret or gazebo, or into the ridgepole of a roof.
This is the "old fashioned" traditional way of mounting a weather
vane. It is still suitable today for smaller vanes up to 36" wide. Our
basic 28 1/2" rod allows for at least 8" - 9" of rod to be
wedged and caulked into a solid headblock or ridgepole, and 16" - 20"
of rod exposed above the apex of roof.
Diagram B - Headblock & Brace
(Old Diagram #4)
A preferred traditional mount into the solid headblock of a cupola, tower, turret or gazebo, or into the ridgepole of a roof using a brace for extra strength.
Prepare your roof ahead with this headblock and brace system, for an easy and very secure mount. This mount is suitable for any size weather vane. Our basic 28 1/2" brass rod allows for at least 8" - 9"of rod inside the roof, and 16" - 20" of rod exposed above the apex of the roof. A nail is used to pin the rod to the brace. Larger sized vanes will need proportionally heavier and longer rods.
Denninger weather vanes are created one-at-a-time.
Each Denninger Weather Vane is an important piece
Shipped in the USA and Worldwide via UPS or best way.
Your shipping costs will only be the actual carrier charges,determined upon size and weight of packed carton(s).
Largest sizes may require a wooden crate, and item will be sent via Truck.
Call for delivery schedule - each item is individually handcrafted for you.
We use recycled and repurposed packing materials whenever possible.