ST ANDREW, OLD HEADINGTON
OXFORD

Great
1
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
2
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
3
  Gamba
8
 
 
4
  Principal
4
 
 
5
  Spitz Flute
4
 
 
6
Nazard
2
 2/3
 
7
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
8
Tierce
1
 3/5
 
9
  Mixture
IV
 
 
10
  Trumpet
8
 
 
i
 
Tremulant
   
 
ii
  Swell to Great    
 
   
 
Swell
11
  Gedackt
8
 
 
12
  Viola
8
 
 
13
  Voix Celeste
8
 
 
14
  Principal
4
 
 
15
  Chimney Flute
4
 
 
16
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
17
  Sesquialtera
II
 
 
18
  Mixture
III
 
 
19
  Cremona
16
 
 
20
  Hautboy
8
 
 
iii
 
Tremulant
   
       
 
Pedal
21
  Sub Bass
16
 
 
22
  Principal
8
 
 
23
  Flute
8
 
 
24
  Octave
4
 
 
25
  Trombone
16
 
 
iv
  Swell to Pedal
 
 
v
  Great to Pedal
 
           

Tracker key action : slider soundboards

Electric stop and combination actions

Detail for pop up click to view main image of Headington organ

Headington organ case

the completed organ: April 2009

The new organ stands at the west end of the nave, the north case housing the Great organ at impost level with the swell box behind the lower frets, and the south case housing the pedal organ. The oak case was designed to work in harmony with the restored west window, previously obscured. The carvings were designed by John Brennan, and  have been coloured to blend both with the window and the bold roof colours. Gilded pipe mouths and moulding lines complete the picture.

Case detail

A terraced console is positioned between the two cases, offering the organist good sight to the nave altar.

console

console full

The interesting west window depicts St Mary the Virgin and St Anne in the upper half, and on the lower left Simon de Montfort, founder of English Parliaments, and to the right, Vashti Queen of Persia, in memory of Vashti de Montfort Wellborne of Barton Manor, Headington.

West window

 

an early sketch for the instrument (2004)

St Andrew Headington case

 

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