© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Holy Rood, Ossington (Nottinghamshire)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
c.1830 barrel organ. Barrel 1 has the serial number 6150 and label ‘APOLLONICON ROOMS, LATE FLIGHT & ROBSON, T.I. ROBSON, Organ Builder, No. 101 St. Martin’s Lane, LONDON.’ Barrel 3 has the serial number 5216 and label ‘ROBSON AND SON, Organ Builders TO HIS MAJESTY, No.101 ST. MARTIN’S LANE, LONDON.’ The organ is located in a small west gallery cantilevered from the bell tower, and can only be accessed by ladder. It stands behind the finger organ used at present. The organ is operated from the rear with a central blowing pedal, but is now blown electrically. The grained softwood case has two panels of gold painted dummy pipes. The organ was restored in 1968 by Bishop & Son of London and Ipswich. Three carriage-mounted barrels x 10 tunes. Barrels 1 & 3 are dark green and labelled as given above. Barrel 2 is white, unlabelled and more recent. Barrel 4 is relatively modern and has only eight tunes (‘Holy Rood’, ‘Morning Light’, ‘Nicaea’, ‘Easter Hymn’, ‘Ravenshaw’, ‘Nun Danket’, ‘Love Divine’, ‘Winchester Old’) – the staples are made from wire of an incorrect gauge.
References: Boston & Langwill (1967); NPOR, J00192.
BARREL 1 GREEN
Tune
Metre
1.1
CM
1.2
CM
1.3
CM
1.4
LM
1.5
LM
1.6
LM
1.7
77.77.
1.8
77.77.
1.9
87.D
1.10
87.87.47.
BARREL 2 WHITE
Tune
Metre
2.1
76.76.D
2.2
77.77.
2.3
113th
2.4
76.76.
2.5
87.D
2.6
104th
2.7
77.77.D
2.8
76.76.D
2.9
CM
2.10
148th
BARREL 3 GREEN
Tune
Metre
3.1
LM
3.2
CM
3.3
CM
3.4
LM
3.5
SM
3.6
CM
3.7
LM
3.8
LM
3.9
SM
3.10
CM
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Holy Rood, Ossington (Nottinghamshire)
c.1830 barrel organ. Barrel 1 has the serial number 6150 and label ‘APOLLONICON ROOMS, LATE FLIGHT & ROBSON, T.I. ROBSON, Organ Builder, No. 101 St. Martin’s Lane, LONDON.’ Barrel 3 has the serial number 5216 and label ‘ROBSON AND SON, Organ Builders TO HIS MAJESTY, No.101 ST. MARTIN’S LANE, LONDON.’ The organ is located in a small west gallery cantilevered from the bell tower, and can only be accessed by ladder. It stands behind the finger organ used at present. The organ is operated from the rear with a central blowing pedal, but is now blown electrically. The grained softwood case has two panels of gold painted dummy pipes. The organ was restored in 1968 by Bishop & Son of London and Ipswich. Three carriage-mounted barrels x 10 tunes. Barrels 1 & 3 are dark green and labelled as given above. Barrel 2 is white, unlabelled and more recent. Barrel 4 is relatively modern and has only eight tunes (‘Holy Rood’, ‘Morning Light’, ‘Nicaea’, ‘Easter Hymn’, ‘Ravenshaw’, ‘Nun Danket’, ‘Love Divine’, ‘Winchester Old’) – the staples are made from wire of an incorrect gauge.
References: Boston & Langwill (1967); NPOR, J00192.
BARREL 1 GREEN
Tune
Metre
1.1
CM
1.2
CM
1.3
CM
1.4
LM
1.5
LM
1.6
LM
1.7
77.77.
1.8
77.77.
1.9
87.D
1.10
87.87.47.
BARREL 2 WHITE
Tune
Metre
2.1
76.76.D
2.2
77.77.
2.3
113th
2.4
76.76.
2.5
87.D
2.6
104th
2.7
77.77.D
2.8
76.76.D
2.9
CM
2.10
148th
BARREL 3 GREEN
Tune
Metre
3.1
LM
3.2
CM
3.3
CM
3.4
LM
3.5
SM
3.6
CM
3.7
LM
3.8
LM
3.9
SM
3.10
CM