Church Organ - St Thomas - Melbury Abbas, Dorset
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N 50° 58.797 W 002° 10.152
30U E 558321 N 5647923
Quick Description: Church organ in St Thomas' church, Melbury Abbas.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/23/2017 2:33:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMWNMP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:

Church organ in St Thomas' church, Melbury Abbas.


1882           J. Clarke & Son  Bath

Enlarged; i/c HNB

1989           Bishop & White  Ferndoon



Position  free standing in S transept  Type  Pipe Rack

11 OD pipes in centre front flanked by Bourdons, 5 each side
Stencilled decoration on both metal and wooden pipes.

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 C  Compass-high g3  Keys 56
             2 Open Diapason 8  
             3 Stop Diapason 8  
             4 Principal 4  
             5 Twelfth 2 2/3  
             6 Fifteenth 2  
             7 Sesquialtera II prepared for
Swell Key action Tr  Stop action Me  Compass-low C  Compass-high g3  Keys 56 Enclosed
             8 Open Diapason 8 TC
             9 Stop Diapason 8  
             10 Corcelena 4 TC
             11 Gemshorn 4  
             12 Oboe 8  


Stop type  Knobs   Label type  ivory   Label font  plain block   Pedalboard  concave radiating  

pitches not indicated; straight jambs, single lines, square oak shanks,
Keys newly covered with bone.


Swell to Pedal

Swell to Great

Great to Pedal


Blowing Electric  


Trigger Swell pedal

Further information

The Organ, July 1978
Good bold organ with fine tone. Many signs of being based on
an earlier more modest instrument (e.g. TC stops on Swell)."

SOURCE - (Visit Link)

"The South transept is occupied by the organ and the church "glory hole". The organ probably existed in the old church. It was rebuilt and enlarged at some unknown date and restored on a number of occasions, most recently in 1985. Mrs Henry Carver played during Henry's ministry and Arthur Henstridge (1899-1991) recalled that when he was a boy he pumped it by hand. William Young Foot, died in 1875, is recorded on a tablet."

SOURCE - (Visit Link)

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