The Parish Church of St Hilda, Abbess of Hartlepool

Great

 

Contra Gamba 16  

Large Open Diapason 8 *

Open Diapason 8  

Stopt Diapason 8  

Principal 4  

Harmonic Flute 4 *

Quint Flute 2 2/3  

Twelfth 2 2/3 *

Fifteenth 2  

Mixture III  

Mixture IV *

Double Trumpet 16 *

Trumpet 8

 

 

Swell

Lieblich Bourdon 16

Viola 8

Salicional 8

Voix Celestes 8 *

Lieblich Gedackt 8  *

Rohr Gedackt 8

Gemshorn 4

Flute 4  *

Nazard 2 2/3  *

Piccolo 2

Mixture III

Mixture IV  *

Sesquialtera II *

Contra Fagotto 16  *

Cornopean 8

Hautbois 8 *

Oboe 8

Trompette 8 *

Clarion 4 *

Tremulant  

 

Choir (unenclosed)

Viol d'orchestre 8

Dulciana 8

Flauto Traverso 8

Flute d'Amour 4

Flageolet 2

Mixture III *

Corno di Bassetto 8

Tuba 8  *

 

 

Pedal

 

Contra Bourdon 32 *

Bourdon 16

Open Wood 16

Sub Bass 16 *

Octave 8

Flute 8

Cello 8

Contra Trombone 32 *

Trombone 16 *

 

The Organ was built around 1871 by Conacher of Huddersfield, and had three manuals and pedals, all with mechanical action. In the 1930s it was rebuilt by Wood and Wordsworth of Leeds with tubular pneumatic action. At the time, the church was smaller than it is today, until it was restored in the 1930s. The most recent rebuild (1991), by Adrian Cooke of Stockton (who now builds organs in America), uses direct electric action to operate the pallets in the original soundboards. At that time, some electronic additions were made to the specification without jeopardising the integrity of the pipe organ. New organ software and samples were installed in 2011. The organ is now maintained by John Lightbown and Sons, of Tynemouth.

 

* denotes electronic stops - Willis samples from Silver Octopus Studios running under Hauptwerk organ software.

8 thumb pistons to Swell; 8 thumb pistons to Great; 8 thumb pistons to Choir; 5 toe pistons to Pedal;   5 general thumb pistons (under Great keys) duplicated by toe pistons. Two memory instant capture piston system with general cancel

Reversible toe and thumb pistons for Swell to Great and Great to Pedal

Balanced swell; the swell electronic stops speak through loudspeakers located in the swell box