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organ 219

September 2020

2 manuals
13 speaking stops

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St Nicholas

Abbots Bromley



Unknown, 1961

Hawkins, 1992

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This is the second of two featured organs in the Staffordshire village of Abbots Bromley.  A church has been present on this site since 1002.  The Normans rebuilt it in about 1300 and parts of the present building date from that time, although in 1698 the spire collapsed and demolished most of the west end. Repairs, inlcuding the present tower, were completed in 1704. In 2002, in celebration of the church's 1000th anniversary, a striking steel sculpture "Walking Together" was commissioned and is mounted on the east wall (see photo, right).
The origin and age of the organ is not documented.  It was rebuilt (with small changes) in 1961 by an unknown builder and local builder Hawkins (of Walsall) performed a major overhaul in 1992.

It is located on the north side of the chancel with attached console and retains tracker action throughout.

You can listen to Birmingham's Symphony Hall organ as September's 2020's Music of the Month.

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