© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
All Saints, Liddington (Wiltshire)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Tabletop barrel organ. The two original tunelists inside the case are headed: ‘SACRED BARREL ORGAN No. 2189 … Manufactured by T.C. BATES, 6, Ludgate Hill, London’. A brass plate reads: This barrel organ, which was presented to the Parish Church of Liddington by the Rev. Prebendary C. May in 1846, and subsequently sold, was purchased and replaced in the church in 1891. The organ is placed at the west end of the north aisle. It is operated from the front, with the crank handle on the right-hand side. The mahogany Gothic case has two panels of gold painted dummy pipes backed with red cloth. Restored in 1967 by Freddy Hill. Two carriage-mounted barrels x 10 tunes, corresponding with the original tunelists.
References: Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle (7 Nov. 1891), p. 5; North Wilts Herald (23 Sep. 1927), p. 8; Boston & Langwill (1967); http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol9/pp65-75; NPOR D00773.
BARREL 1 RED
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
CM
1.9
SM
1.10
104th
BARREL 2 GREEN
Tune
Metre
2.1
LM
2.2
LM
2.3
CM
2.4
CM
2.5
CM
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
CM
2.9
SM
2.10
87.87.887.
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
All Saints, Liddington (Wiltshire)
Tabletop barrel organ. The two original tunelists inside the case are headed: ‘SACRED BARREL ORGAN No. 2189 … Manufactured by T.C. BATES, 6, Ludgate Hill, London’. A brass plate reads: This barrel organ, which was presented to the Parish Church of Liddington by the Rev. Prebendary C. May in 1846, and subsequently sold, was purchased and replaced in the church in 1891. The organ is placed at the west end of the north aisle. It is operated from the front, with the crank handle on the right-hand side. The mahogany Gothic case has two panels of gold painted dummy pipes backed with red cloth. Restored in 1967 by Freddy Hill. Two carriage-mounted barrels x 10 tunes, corresponding with the original tunelists.
References: Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle (7 Nov. 1891), p. 5; North Wilts Herald (23 Sep. 1927), p. 8; Boston & Langwill (1967); http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/wilts/vol9/pp65-75; NPOR D00773.
BARREL 1 RED
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
CM
1.9
SM
1.10
104th
BARREL 2 GREEN
Tune
Metre
2.1
LM
2.2
LM
2.3
CM
2.4
CM
2.5
CM
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
CM
2.9
SM
2.10
87.87.887.