CHURCH OF ST PAUL
HONITON, DEVON, UK

Great
1
  Bourdon
16
 
 
2
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
3
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
4
  Principal
4
 
 
5
  Nason Flute
4
 
 
6
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
7
  Cornet
II
 
 
8
  Mixture
IV
 
 
9
  Cremona
8
 
 
i
  Swell to Great    
           
Swell
10
  Chimney Flute
8
 
 
11
  Salicional
8
 
 
12
  Unda Maris
8
 
 
13
  Principal
4
 
 
14
  Flute
4
 
 
15
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
16
  Larigot
1
 1/3
 
17
  Sharp Mixture
II
 
 
18
  Trumpet
8
 
 
ii
  Tremulant    
           
Pedal
19
  Subbass
16
 
 
20
  Principal
8
 
 
21
  Bass Flute
8
 
 
22
  Octave
4
 
 
23
  Posaune
16
 
 
iii
  Swell to Pedal    
 
iv
  Great to Pedal    
           

Tracker key action : Slider soundboards

Electric stop and combination actions

 

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The town of Honiton is famed for its lace making, and in the nineteenth century was an important stopping point along the coaching route from Exeter to London. St Paul’s church was built to serve an expanding community, and was consecrated in 1838.

In 1985 the church was extensively re-ordered and a Narthex created in the last two bays of the Nave behind a newly constructed dividing wall. This wall presented an ideal location for an organ, and in 1995 a western gallery was built in preparation for the new instrument. Installed in the autumn of 1999, St Paul’s organ was our final opus of the twentieth century.

The casework takes inspiration from the rounded “romanesque” arches of the church and the carved screen beneath the gallery. It is made of Oak, stained and finished to match the galleries within the church, with touches of crimson and gold around the carvings and mouldings. The crest surmounting the centre tower contains the legend Spiritus Gladius and crossed swords emblem of St Paul. The polished tin front pipes feature an embossed central pipe.

The console of polished oak with Blackwood inlays

The two manual and pedal divisions are all housed within the case, speaking directly through the front pipes. The Great is at impost level, with the Pedal divided on either side, while the enclosed Swell stands above the Great in the upper part of the case.

Action squares and trackers

             

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