© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
BARREL 1 RED
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
LM
1.3
LM
1.4
LM
1.5
CM
1.6
CM
1.7
CM
1.8
SM
1.9
77.77.D
1.10
149th
BARREL 2 YELLOW
Tune
Metre
2.1
LM
2.2
LM
2.3
LM
2.4
CM
2.5
CM
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
SM
2.9
87.87.47.
2.10
87.87.47.
BARREL 3 GREEN
Tune
Metre
3.1
LM
3.2
LM
3.3
LM
3.4
LM
3.5
CM
3.6
CM
3.7
CM
3.8
SM
3.9
77.77.77.
3.10
All Saints, Sutton (Bedfordshire)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Improved barrel organ, c.1831. Tunelists are headed ‘MANUFACTURED BY BATES & SON, 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON’, and the barrels also have Bates labels. Given by the Burgoyne family c.1831 at a cost of £100. On his death in 1836 Montague Burgoyne bequeathed £100 of 3% consolidated bank annuities in trust, the dividends to be used for ‘keeping in repair and preserving the organ of this church’. In 1969: ‘Half a century ago its many tiny pipes were a constant target for small boys seeking tin whistles.’ The organ is located in the west gallery. The organ is operated from the rear, with both winding handle and blowing pedal on the right. The castellated dummy front gives the appearance of a much larger organ, and has three panels of gold painted pipes. Restored during the 1960s by John Budgen, rededicated 14 January 1967 and again in 1982. The three colour-coded barrels x 10 tunes correspond with the original tunes handwritten on forms headed ‘SACRED BARREL ORGAN No. 2917’, and ‘MANUFACTURED BY BATES & SON, 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON.’ The heading on barrel 3’s tunelist is different, and is likely to be a slightly later addition.
References: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, P123/2/2/8 press cuttings (1966-7); Letter, Notes and Queries (1924), p.234; Boston (1959); Dyer (1969); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002); NPOR, D01330.
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
All Saints, Sutton (Bedfordshire)
Improved barrel organ, c.1831. Tunelists are headed ‘MANUFACTURED BY BATES & SON, 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON’, and the barrels also have Bates labels. Given by the Burgoyne family c.1831 at a cost of £100. On his death in 1836 Montague Burgoyne bequeathed £100 of 3% consolidated bank annuities in trust, the dividends to be used for ‘keeping in repair and preserving the organ of this church’. In 1969: ‘Half a century ago its many tiny pipes were a constant target for small boys seeking tin whistles.’ The organ is located in the west gallery. The organ is operated from the rear, with both winding handle and blowing pedal on the right. The castellated dummy front gives the appearance of a much larger organ, and has three panels of gold painted pipes. Restored during the 1960s by John Budgen, rededicated 14 January 1967 and again in 1982. The three colour-coded barrels x 10 tunes correspond with the original tunes handwritten on forms headed ‘SACRED BARREL ORGAN No. 2917’, and ‘MANUFACTURED BY BATES & SON, 6, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON.’ The heading on barrel 3’s tunelist is different, and is likely to be a slightly later addition.
References: Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, P123/2/2/8 press cuttings (1966-7); Letter, Notes and Queries (1924), p.234; Boston (1959); Dyer (1969); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002); NPOR, D01330.
BARREL 3 GREEN
Tune
Metre
3.1
LM
3.2
LM
3.3
LM
3.4
LM
3.5
CM
3.6
CM
3.7
CM
3.8
SM
3.9
77.77.77.
3.10
BARREL 2 YELLOW
Tune
Metre
2.1
LM
2.2
LM
2.3
LM
2.4
CM
2.5
CM
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
SM
2.9
87.87.47.
2.10
87.87.47.
BARREL 1 RED
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
LM
1.3
LM
1.4
LM
1.5
CM
1.6
CM
1.7
CM
1.8
SM
1.9
77.77.D
1.10
149th