John Speller's Web Pages St. Mary-de-Lode, Gloucester

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A late-eighteenth-century organ, by an unknown builder, originally built for the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary, Moorfields, London, relocated to St. Nicholas, Gloucester in 1831, and then to St. Mary-de-Lode, Gloucester in 1972. It was restored by John Budgen in 2003/4, at which time the radiating and concave pedalboard and Bourdon rank which had been installed by W. G. Vowles were replaced by a straight-and-flat pedalboard and a vintage Bevington Bourdon. The current stop list is:

Great Organ: GG, AA-f 3, 58 notes

8' Open Diapason
8' Stop Diapason
4' Principal
2' Fifteenth
III Rks. Sesquialtera Bass
III Rks. Cornet Treble
8' Trumpet

Swell: f 0-f 3, 37 notes, enclosed

8' Open Diapason
8' Stop Diapason
4' Principal
8' Hautboy

Pedal C-f 1, 30 notes

16' Bourdon (Bevington rank)

Couplers:

Copula Swell (Sw. to Gr.)
Pedals to Keys (Gr. to Ped.)

Nag's-head swell.
Shifting movement to Great Organ, reducing to the Diapasons.

I am grateful to the Rev. John Marshall for his assistance in updating this page.

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