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Church Organ - St Botolph and St John The Baptist - Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire
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N 52° 51.394 W 000° 45.661
30U E 650746 N 5858663
Quick Description: Church organ in St Botolph and St John The Baptist's church, Croxton Kerrial.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/9/2019 12:07:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM10BTN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:

Church organ in St Botolph and St John The Baptist's church, Croxton Kerrial.


1987           Martin Renshaw

1849 John Nicholson organ built for Salem Baptist Church, Cheltenham, moved here
from Barton Street Methodist Chapel, Gloucester (N07650); Mixture II reinstated
as 17.19.22 Sesquialtera (stop knob retained "Mixture II" label);
casework from earlier organ used as a screen on the East face;
see N04537 for previous organ here;

1990(c.)       Peter Collins

main reservoir releathered;

2006           Peter Collins

1998(c.) - organ damaged by water penetration from roof; dried out and made
playable, but in poor state;
2006 - organ restored after fund raising completed;
30-note pedal compass retained with new chest at rear of organ (previously
to rear and rhs hampering access for maintenance); new tracker action to
pedals constructed in Nicholson style; new pedalboard installed, tailored to
fit available space, allowing case modifications made to fit previous RC
pedals to be made good; windchests repaired, dealing with many splits;
pipework cleaned, repaired, and revoiced as needed; A=440Hz pitch retained
along with previously fitted tuning slides; conveyances to front pipes
repaired or remade as required; front pipes stripped of previous cream paint
and regilded; casework repaired and re-grained;


          Position  North West corner  Type  Architectural

South front gilded pipes; East front decorated pipes from previous organ;

Department and Stop list

Pedal Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low C  Compass-high f1  Keys 30
             1 Bourdon 16  
Great Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low GG  Compass-high f3  Keys 58
             2 Open Diapason 8  
             3 Stopped Diapason Bass 8  
             4 Stopped Diapason treble 8  
             5 Dulciana 8 TC
             6 Principal 4  
             7 Twelfth 2 2/3  
             8 Fifteenth 2  
             9 Mixture III 17.19.22
Swell Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low c  Compass-high f3  Keys 42 Enclosed
             10 Bourdon 16  
             11 Open Diapason 8  
             12 Stopped Diapason 8  
             13 Principal 4  
             14 Cornopean 8  
             15 Oboe 8  


Console type  en fenêtre   Stop type  drawstops   Pedalboard  straight concave  

pedalboard described as "straight & slightly concave";
Swell manual full compass bu has no pipes below TC;
No GG#;


Swell to Great

Great to Pedal


Tuning Thomas Young  Pitch A=440Hz  


3 combination pedals to Great
Trigger Swell pedal

Further information

Choir & organ Sept/Oct 2008 p.46-48;"

SOURCE - (Visit Link)

"The organ is an example of an early instrument by John Nicolson (about 1840 – 1850) and is in almost original condition The action on the manuals is original, and would be easy to restore. The instrument has a G compass which is fairly rare. It has attracted complimentary comment, with Elvin referring to it as a “little gem” and continental builders taking measurements of the pipework.

The case is also felt to be of interest. This has replaced a previous organ of 1889 which had been located in the south aisle at the east end in what was almost certainly a previous Lady Chapel, and which had blocked most of the light. Hopefully, this area can be used as a place of prayer when it is tidied up. On the right hand side of the present organ can be seen the blue decorated pipes which were part of the old one."

SOURCE - (Visit Link)

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