TF3244 : Centenary Methodist Church, Boston

taken 4 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Centenary Methodist Church, Boston
Centenary Methodist Church, Boston
A Methodist church with ancillary rooms and a hall. Built 1839 by Stephen Lewin, refronted and altered 1910 by Gordon and Gurton following a fire in 1909. The church and hall are Grade II* listed.
The church can seat 1200 including a choir of 40 and the building is known locally as the Methodist Cathedral.
The organ was built by Cousans of Lincoln and officially opened in 1913. At the time it was considered 'state of the art' with a Cousans Turbine driven by a Crossley Gas Engine to provide the necessary wind and thumb pistons which could be changed by the organist, albeit with some difficulty since he had to climb inside the organ case and move a series of levers and ratchets.
The organ had a 2000 overhaul in 1967 and a similar sum in the 1980's. A major rebuild and enlargement was included as part of the major upgrading of the church premises in 1996. Bishop and Sons of Ipswich carried out the work to improve the upperwork and the following additions to the Pedal organ - a 16ft Trombone, 5 1/3 Quint and a 4ft Twelfth. The original tubular-pneumatic action was also replaced with the latest piston capture system.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 September, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3275 4436 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8091N 0:1.4533W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3273 4437
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