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Church Organ - St Guthlac - Branston, Leicestershire
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N 52° 51.427 W 000° 47.937
30U E 648190 N 5858645
Quick Description: Church organ in St Guthlac's church, Branston.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/15/2019 12:18:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM10CV8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:

Church organ in St Guthlac's church, Branston.


1934           Taylor  Leicester

see E00208

1983           Martin Renshaw

cleaning and minor repairs

1985-89        Martin Renshaw

start of project to restore organ to original state, based on c.1815
account by Leffler;
work was slow mainly because of financial constraints!
old pipework restored and new made in appropriate styles; Pressure
adjusted (weight to be put on bellows found marked inside organ); old
pitch established by careful examination of old pipes that had
been transposed;
1985 Great Open, Prin & 15th restored, new metal trebles for St Diap
(Chimney flutes);
1986 Great Sesquialtera (bass) and Cornet (treble) restored - about half
the pipes are original; Organ dismantled and moved to new gallery;
new keyboards made; action replaced; organ re-assembled;
1987 case nearly complete, front pipes re-installed with new conveyances;
1988 new Swell Front made and installed; Swell stop action completed;
new pipes for Swell St Diap & Cornet made by Terry Davies (Leeds);
1989 Reeds from 1824 Russell organ formerly in Holy Trinity, Newington
Butts, Southwark "borrowed" for this instrument;

1995-6         Martin Renshaw

Front pipes gilded, case stained and grained;
Pedal Pipes installed, (work by Peter Bumstead) using a Buckingham
soundboard from Openwoodgate, Derbyshire (1822-4) and pipes from the
same source; pedalboard restored and new action made to fit space
occupied by original;
pipework regulated, new foot pedals made and fitted for swell and
combination action;


1986/7    Renshaw
Position  West Gallery  Type  Architectural

case made by Gary Hills;

Department and Stop list

Pedal Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low G  Compass-high g  Keys 13
             1 Pedal Pipes   Buckingham
Great Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low GG  Compass-high f3  Keys 58
             2 Open Diapason   wood basses
             3 Stop Diap   GG-B stopped wood
             4 Dulciana   from G
             5 Principal    
             6 Twelfth    
             7 Fifteenth    
             8 Sexqu IV cornet in treble
             9 Trumpet    
Swell Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low g1  Compass-high f3  Keys 35 Enclosed
             10 Open Diap    
             11 Stop Diap    
             12 Principal    
             13 Cornet III  
             14 Trumpet    
             15 Hautboy    


Console type  attached   Stop type  drawstops (mahogany)  


Blowing hand (1877) or electric (Discus)  Tuning 5th-comma meantone  Pitch A=425Hz  


combination pedal silencing great upperwork without moving stops;
lever swell pedal;

Further information

Leffler "Account of Organs" p.74
a temporary organ by James Clark of Bath (1850) was used during
the restoration;
Great Open Diapason wood basses GG-BB stopped, C-D open;"

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