13th July 2016


sonorous Victorian village organ receives new lease of life thanks to funds sourced by NVCOP

St Mary’s Church, Tansor, sits on the bank of the river Nene at a particularly picturesque location. Its organ is a 2-manual Victorian instrument of great integrity – an excellent example of the work of J W Walker.

The bright-sounding Great chorus rises to a Mixture stop and the specification contains no less than three reed ranks, which is unusual in a compact village organ. Happily this instrument had remained largely unaltered for over 140 years.

In 2004, thanks to a generous donation from the Williams Church Music Trust, sourced by NVCOP, Tansor St Mary’s organ was rejuvenated by Bower & Company. Pipework and action were cleaned, restored and regulated, and a new pedal board created in the original style.


St Mary’s Tansor – Organ

made 1861 by J W Walker
Restored 2004 by Bower & Company
14 stops


8’ Open Diapason

8’ Clarabella

4′ Principal

4′ Flute

2′ Fifteenth

11 Mixture

8′ Claranet 8′


16′ Bourdon


8’ Open Diapason

8’ Stopped Diapason

4’ Principal

8’ Oboe

8’ Cornopean


Great to Pedal

Swell to Great