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Thaxted Parish Church, Essex
1821 H.C. Lincoln
(restored by Goetze & Gwynn)


 

Thaxted Parish Church, Essex

The Henry Cephas Lincoln organ in Thaxted Church is the earliest surviving English church organ that retains all its original parts. It was built for St.John's Chapel, Bedford Row, London in 1821. When that chapel closed it was moved to the north transept of Thaxted Church in 1858. It was little repaired or altered and, although failing, was recorded for the BIOS Historic Organ Sound Archive. It was restored in 2014 by Goetze & Gwynn.  The organ now looks, sounds and plays as it did in 1821.

Although at risk for many years, the Thaxted organ was restored before the Historic Organs at Risk Register was established

 

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Christ Church, Spitalfields, London
        1735 Richard Bridge
       (restored by William Drake)


 

Christ Church, Spitalfields, London

Nicholas Hawksmoor's monumental church houses Richard Bridge's equally impressive organ of 1735. This famous instrument was the largest organ in England at the time of its construction. Neglected and out of use for many years, the organ has been stripped of Victorian accretions and restored to its original glory. The work was undertaken by William Drake and Joost  de Boer in 20014-15 with Nicholas Thistlethwaite and William McVicker as consultants.

Although at risk for many years, the Spitalfields organ was restored before the Historic Organs at Risk Register was established

 

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1828 Timothy Russell case
Holy Trinity, Cloudesley Sq. Islington
Moved to St Mary, Ware, Herts 2016


St Mary's Church, Ware, Herts

Timothy Russell's 1828 organ for Holy Trinity, Cloudesley Square, Islington, London, was moved to St Nicholas, Chiswick. Middlesex, in about 1970 when the Islington church was closed.  At Chiswick the case was partially hidden by a much later Victorian Gothic screen.  In connection with major alterations to the Chiswick church, involving a completely new case, the Russell case has now found an architecturally appropriate new home at  Ware. The Russell pipework remains at Chiswick.

This project came to fruition just before the Historic Organs at Risk Register was established

 

 

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The Historic Organs at Risk Register records instruments that are currently at risk to their survival or historic integrity.

 

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