St Peter Church of England
Princes Street, Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL14 7BB
NPOR Index N12075
2m 18ss Harrison & Harrison organ – 1883, completed 1885, addition 1900.
Action: mechanical throughout, incl. pedals.
In a chamber approx. 310cm N/S, 295cm E/W, but pedal Open and Vc. in 254cm wide arch to S. aisle [+100cm], and console under large coving [104cm deep] in arch [width 264cm] to chancel. Both the chancel front, with Diapason basses, and aisle front, with Vc. pipes contain speaking pipes.
Approx. height to top of highest cancel case pipes 500cm, but internally to top of
Swell box est. 760cm.
This organ remains as built, a splendid example of early Harrison & Harrison work , when Thomas Harrison (who trained with Willis) was managing and developing the business in Durham.
The organ is solidly constructed on a rather grand scale in its large chamber in the base of the tower on the south side of the chancel. Two decorated case fronts.
Excellent clear bold tonal qualities. The 18 speaking stops provide for much variety in solo or accompaniment singing out effectively into the spacious building, originally accommodating some 500 persons.
Unaltered; restored H.E.Prested of Durham 1989.
Current location: redundant church (St.Peter’s CofE), Bishop Auckland.
Offers invited for transfer/conservation as whole instrument.
Condition: In good working order – in spite of being out of use for 2 years.
Notes – Richard Hurd
Key action Tr Stop action Me Compass-low C Compass-high f1 Keys 30
Ped. Open Diapason
Key action Tr Stop action Me Compass-low C Compass-high g3 Keys 56
stopped bass octave
open metal throughout
Key action Tr Stop action Me Compass-low C Compass-high g3 Keys 56 Enclosed
Sw. Lieblich Gedeckt
bottom 12 grooved to Gedact
Sw. Viox Celeste