Wingerworth, All Saints’

2006: 3 manuals, 28 stops.

In 1755, a three-manual organ by Johann Snetzler was installed in St Paul’s, Pinstone Street, Sheffield at a cost of £313. In 1810 pedals were added by J Lincoln; in 1871 the organ was completely rebuilt by Brindley and Foster. In 1939, following the closure of St Paul’s in 1936, the organ was installed in the newly built church of St Paul’s, Arbourthorne, by Cedric Arnold of Thaxted, Essex. In 1975 St Paul’s Arbourthorne in its turn closed.

Becoming too small for the congregation, All Saints Wingerworth was extended in 1964. The architect of the extension included an organ chamber in his design in preparation for when an organ would be installed. Following the closure of St Paul’s Arbourthorne the organ was installed in All Saints; the original case by Snetzler (enlarged at Arbourthorne ) was also installed and found to fit the opening left by the architect with a fraction of an inch to spare.

In 1998 a detailed report on the state of the organ was commissioned. It showed that the case was original Snetzler and that 300 pipes were also by Snetzler although spread throughout the organ and at incorrect pitches. In the summer of 2006 the old organ was dismantled by Henry Groves and Son, the Snetzler pipes restored, creating a Great organ with the same specification as the original Snetzler (except for the Tuba) and now on the original wind pressure of 2 1/2 inches.

Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Sesquialtra (bass)
Cornet (treble)
Tuba 8
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Violin Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedackt 8
Salicional 8
Gemshorn 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture 19.22
Trumpet 8
Swell octave
Swell unison off
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Piccolo 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Bourdon 16
Lieblich Bourdon 16
Principal 8
Bass Flute 8
Choral Bass 4
Trombone 16
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal