Designed voiced and finished by
Richard Bower and constructed "in house" by Bower & Company at Wellgrove Organ Manufactory; casework,
soundboards, couplers, action, wind system and wood pipes are all
The keys have our house style of Olivewood naturals
and Cocobolo sharps. The fine "suspended" mechanical action gives
superb touch and control of pipe-speech in the most musical manner. The
fine oak case has fretted pipe-shades which reflect the the
decorations around the organ. The layout of the facade is that of
the soundboards on which the treble pipes are planted in major
thirds. The Swell is of necessity behind the arch and the pedal
pipes are at the sides.
The opening recital, on the 25th June
1999, was given by David Hill of Winchester Cathedral who has
described the organ as a "fine example of British Organ Building".