Shifnal, St Andrew’s

2020: rebuild of a 2-manual England/Abbott & Smith organ, 30 stops.

The organ was originally built in 1811 by GP England on mechanical action. The fine Mahogany case and ten ranks of pipes survive today. A major rebuild of 1893 was undertaken by Abbott & Smith of Leeds. To all intents and purposes the instrument is now an A&S organ.

In the rebuild of 1973, by Hawkins of Walsall, the instrument was reduced in size from three manuals to two, the action was converted to electro-pneumatic, and the specification was amended to introduce the Tierce and Larigot.

During our latest 2020 rebuild we have replaced the sluggish Swell and Great electro-pneumatic actions with direct pallet magnets (Heuss). A new processor system has been fitted and new drawstop and slider solenoids have replaced the mechanical drawstop action, providing a comprehensive multi-channel piston action.

The case was cleaned and restored.

Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Geigen Principal 4
Flute 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Full Mixture
Trumpet 8
Swell to Great
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Salicional 8
Voix Celeste 8
Principal 4
Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Sharp Mixture
Horn 8
Oboe 8
Unison Off
Sub Octave
Open Bass 16
Violone 16
Bourdon 16
Quint 10 2/3
Violon Cello 8
Bass Flute 8
Fifteenth 4
Octave Flute 4
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Great & Pedal Combinations Coupled
Generals on Swell Toe Pistons
6 thumb pistons to Great
6 thumb pistons to Swell
6 general thumb pistons
1 reversible thumb piston for Great to Pedal
1 reversible thumb piston for Swell to Pedal
1 reversible thumb piston for Swell to Great
1 setter thumb piston
1 general cancel thumb piston
6 toe pistons to Pedal
6 toe pistons to Swell
1 reversible toe piston for Great to Pedal