TQ8009 : Organ Console, Christ Church, St Leonards

taken 6 years ago, near to St Leonards, East Sussex, Great Britain

Organ Console, Christ Church, St Leonards
Organ Console, Christ Church, St Leonards
Originally a Holdich organ of 1882, then rebuilt by Norman and Beard in 1902 and reduced to three manual. Rebuilt and modernised by Henry Willis & Sons in 1930. Stops added in 1940 and in 1986 updated and repaired by Patrick Christian.

The organ is divided into two cases, north and south on the west gallery. Case is by Romilly B. Craze. 3 manual and pedals, 43 stops.
Christ church, St Leonards
Grade II* listed.
Gothic Revival church by Sir Arthur Blomfield, one of his finest.
Originally built for the poor of the area who could not afford the pew rents at nearby churches. Paid for by Louisa Boughton, Lady St John, whose son became the first vicar.
The present building was in fact a second church built adjacent to the original one, and was dedicated in 1875, and consecrated in 1884. The tower and spire, (height 189 feet) were not complete until 1895. The church was extended with an organ chamber in 1920.
There are north and south aisles of 6 bays, and some fine stained glass windows. The interior is grand and richly decorated.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 November, 2012
Geographical Context
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St Leonards on Sea 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8024 0914 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.2214N 0:33.5590E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8023 0914
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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