St Andrew

  Helions Bumpstead - St Andrew's Church
photo by Ken Rose.
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The Church

 

The west gallery and organ

Thought probably to have originally been a barrel organ, this instrument used to stand on the west gallery, and indeed was so until at least 1922. By 1955 it had been removed to its present position in the NE of the Nave, the gallery being affected by dry rot.

It has been dated variously as 1851 or 1864, and was built by J.W. Walker, of London, No 455. It originally cost 84 plus 7 carriage by rail. The Gothick case is now painted white. It has five stops, Open Diapason 8ft, Stopt Diapason bass 8ft, Stopt Diapason treble 8ft, Dulciana 8ft and Principle 4ft.

Originally there was at least one barrel, the case obviously opening up to accept it. According to NPOR the barrel contained 10 tunes.

See the National Pipe Organs Register at Cambridge
http://lehuray2.csi.cam.ac.uk/npor_hello_frame.html

from which this information has been taken.

FURTHER EXTERNAL & INTERNAL PICTURES REQUIRED PLEASE, ALSO INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHURCH

Dove's reference for the bells:

[16/10/00] Helions Bumpstead, Essex, S Andrew (GF), 8, 12-2-9 in F. - Mon

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Map reference  :  TL 651416
Pictures kindly supplied by John Rose 2002
Please visit his web site of churches in various counties at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/i.rose

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