South Westoe Co Durham St Michael and All Angels New Church Organ

A new organ based mainly on the organs of Richard Bridge (ca1735-1756). Some of the Chair organ is based on the Thomas Dallam organs of ca1680 at Lanvellec and Guimiliau in Britanny. The Cromhorn and Vox Humana are based on the ca1695 reeds at Adlington Hall in Cheshire, the resonators on the reeds at Guilimiau with some adaptations.
The Trombone uses the William Hill resonators of about 1871, with shallots blocks and boots based on the 1855 Hill at Kidderminster Town Hall.

The double case is made of oiled and waxed oak, standing 6m high from the gallery floor, decorated with classical mouldings and carving. It is based partly on the organ formerly in Chester Cathedral and now in St Paul’s Valetta, Malta.

Great (10 stops) Chair (8 stops) Pedal
Open Diapason 8’ Stop Diapason 8’ Bourdon 16’
Stop Diapason 8’ Principal 4’ Open Diapason 16’
Principal 4’ Flute 4’ Flute 8’
Flute 4’ Nasard 2 2/3’ Trombone 16’
Twelfth 2 2/3’ Fifteenth 2’
Fifteenth 2’ Mixture III
Sesquialtera IV Cromhorn 8’
Cornet treble V
Trumpet 8’
Vox Humana 8’

Manual tremulant
Couplers: Choir to Great, Great to Pedals, Choir to Pedals
Three mechanical composition pedals to each manual

Manual compass: C – g³ Pedal compass is C – f¹
Pitch is a¹=440Hz. The tuning system is Young’s temperament.
The wind pressure is 63mm to the manuals and 80mm to the pedals.

The Revd. John Hancock was Vicar and Donald Wright was advisor.