TF3287 : The Organ, St James' Church, Louth

near to Louth, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Organ, St James' Church, Louth
The Organ, St James' Church, Louth
The oldest pipework dates back to 1857, when a Gray and Davison organ was installed, consisting of three manuals, thirty-seven stops and some 2,057 pipes. Originally sited in what is now St Stephen’s chapel, it was removed to the north-west corner of the church in 1860. During the church restoration in 1868-9 the organ was resited again, this time to the position on the north side of the chancel where it has remained ever since. This work was carried out by the Hull firm of Forster and Andrews, who also added a second diapason to the Great whilst re-erecting the instrument.
In 1911 the organ was totally rebuilt by the firm of Norman and Beard who supplied a new console, the latest form of pneumatic action (which included two miles of lead tubing!) and several new ranks of pipes, as well as revoicing the original Gray and Davison pipework.

A fine example of English organ building of this period, it now consists of thirty-seven speaking stops and three manuals and pedals.
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Louth 
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St James 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 326 873 [100m precision]
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