Averham, St Michael’s

2015: restoration of the fine two-manual Binns patent pneumatic action organ, 20 stops.

The instrument lay dormant for 30 years and was completely unplayable, having been infested by mice. It is one of only two organs in Britain to have three distinct winding systems – hand blowing, electric blower, and water pump.

Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Hohl Flute 8
Dolce 8
Octave 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Trumpet 8
Swell to Great
Swell octave to Great
Swell suboctave to Great
Geigen Principal 8
Viol D’Orchestre 8
Rohr Flote 8
Voix Angelica 8
Voix Celeste 8
Salicet 4
Mixture II
Cornopean 8
Oboe 8
Swell octave
Swell suboctave
Contra Bass 16
Sub Bass 16
Flute 8
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Pedal touchbox before restoration
Pedal touchbox after restoration