© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
St Michael, Cardeston (Shropshire)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Barrel organ, 1843-7, painted nameplate on case and labels on barrels read: ‘T.C. BATES, Organ Builder, 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON.’ The organ was removed from the west gallery in 1879, and placed in the chancel in 1967. It is operated from the rear and blown by the winding handle. The mahogany Gothic case has two panels of gold painted dummy pipes backed with red cloth. Repaired in 1856 by David Gray, and in 1935 by P.H. Sheffield of Birmingham. Two carriage-mounted barrels x 10 tunes. The barrels are not covered with coloured paper, unlike most other surviving Bates church barrel organs, suggesting it is of an earlier date.
References: MacDermott (1948); Boston (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002).
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
LM
1.3
LM
1.4
CM
1.5
CM
1.6
CM
1.7
CM
1.8
LM
1.9
SM
1.10
LM
BARREL 2
Tune
Metre
2.1
CM
2.2
87.87.47.
2.3
77.77.D
2.4
77.77.
2.5
77.77.
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
LM
2.9
87.87.47.
2.10
87.D
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
St Michael, Cardeston (Shropshire)
Barrel organ, 1843-7, painted nameplate on case and labels on barrels read: ‘T.C. BATES, Organ Builder, 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON.’ The organ was removed from the west gallery in 1879, and placed in the chancel in 1967. It is operated from the rear and blown by the winding handle. The mahogany Gothic case has two panels of gold painted dummy pipes backed with red cloth. Repaired in 1856 by David Gray, and in 1935 by P.H. Sheffield of Birmingham. Two carriage-mounted barrels x 10 tunes. The barrels are not covered with coloured paper, unlike most other surviving Bates church barrel organs, suggesting it is of an earlier date.
References: MacDermott (1948); Boston (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002).
BARREL 2
Tune
Metre
2.1
CM
2.2
87.87.47.
2.3
77.77.D
2.4
77.77.
2.5
77.77.
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
LM
2.9
87.87.47.
2.10
87.D
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
LM
1.3
LM
1.4
CM
1.5
CM
1.6
CM
1.7
CM
1.8
LM
1.9
SM
1.10
LM