St Petroc, South Brent

 

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The church is interesting. The massive Norman tower (now at the W. end) was apparently the central tower of a cruciform building, the W. portion of which was demolished at some date, perhaps in the early 14th century when the existing nave was rebuilt with two transepts. In the early 15th century these transepts were enlarged into aisles. The fine font, of red sandstone, is late 12th century in date, and is similar in style to others in neighbouring churches. On the S. of the churchyard is the manor house, part of which is 15th century in date.

The Organ in St Petroc's Church, South Brent, was built in 1884 by Hele & Company for Christ Church, Plymouth. The instrument was removed from Christ Church, Plymouth in 1966, rebuilt with electro-pneumatic action and re-erected in St Augustine's Church, Plymouth. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Plymouth, Right Reverend Guy Sanderson, on All Saints' Day, lst November 1966.
In 1996 the Organ was removed to St Petroc's Church, South Brent, redesigned and erected in the North Transept. In the course of rebuilding two additional wind reservoirs were added, various stops substituted, together with new pedalboard.

Specification
PITCH: British Standard C = 523.3 vps (A = 440 vps) @ 60 Fah

COMPASS OF MANUALS

CC-G

56 Notes

COMPASS OF PEDALS

CCC-F

30Notes

Total number of pipes

 

1342

Total number of Drawstops

 

30

Swell Organ

1.Clarion

 

4ft

2.Oboe

 

8ft

3.Cornopean

 

8ft

4.Mixture

17.19.22

3rks

5.Salicet

 

4ft

6.Principal

 

4ft

7.Voix Celeste

 

8ft

8.Salicional

 

8ft

9.Gedeckt

 

8ft

10 Violin Diapason

 

8ft

Great Organ

11.Clarinet

 

8ft

12.Mixture

19,22

2rks

13. Fifteenth

 

2ft

14. Twelfth

 

2 2/3ft

15.Flute

 

4ft

16.Principal

 

4ft

Accessories

 

Five Thumb Pistons to Swell Organ
Five Thumb Pistons to Great and Pedal Organs
Five Composition Pedals to Swell Organ (Duplicating)
Five Composition Pedals to Great Organ (Duplicating)
Reversible Thumb Piston Great to Pedal
Reversible Thumb Piston Swell to Great
Balanced Swell Pedal

 

If there any stops that you've never heard of, or wonder what they are, go to: www.organstops.org   

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