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Gloucester

United Reformed Church

1890 William Sweetland


Gloucester United Reformed Church

William Sweetland, Bath 1890

A fully restored example of the work of the leading nineteenth-century west-country organ builder with an unusual architect-designed case.

Listed Grade II*         

The future of the building is uncertain as the church is closed and may be redeveloped.  The instrument was comprehensively restored in 2005 and is in good condition.

Further details of this organ can be found in record R00038 on the National Pipe Organ Register

Added to the At Risk register October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 


St Andrew the Less

Cambridge

Important 1856 case


Church of St Andrew the Less, Cambridge

1856

Important organ case, a product of the Sutton-Pugin circle.

Listed Grade II        

The church has not been used for some while and the building is listed on the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register. Alternative uses under consideration would be likely to affect the organ and the fine organ case, designed in 1856 by the Revd J.Gibson. 

Further details of this organ can be found in record N05165 on the National Pipe Organ Register

Added to the At Risk register January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 


St Catherine 

Pontypridd, Glamorgan

1904 Hill & Son


St Catherine, Pontypridd, Glamorgan

A fine Hill & Son organ of 1904. A product of one of the most highly respected organ builders of the period.  

Unaltered except for Choir Larigot replacing Clarinet (pipes stored in organ)

The organ was declared at risk because it is understood that there is a need to remove the organ for repairs to the building, and there are proposals that the instrument might not be reinstated in the church. The case is currently in front of the Consistory Court.

Further details of this organ can be found in record P00311 on the National Pipe Organ Register

Added to the At Risk register October 2017

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St Mary 

Devizes, Wiltshire

1855 William Sweetland


St Mary, Devizes, Wiltshire

An early William Sweetland of Bath organ of 1855.  It features early Gothic Revival casework and retains an historic 'nags-head' swellbox.  

Largely unaltered except for relocation from the west end of the church in the late 19th century.   

The organ was declared at risk because, following severe water ingress from above, the instrument is now almost entirely unplayable.

Further details of this organ can be found in record N08432 on the National Pipe Organ Register

Added to the At Risk register June 2018

 

 

 

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