Pipe Organ Preservation Co. (of Ireland)

Preserving and rehousing redundant pipe organs from the island of Ireland

All Saints' Church, Loughguile, Co. Antrim

The 1870 Cramer Wood & Co. organ was seriously damaged by fire in 2001 in Aghalee Parochial Hall, Co. Antrim. It was removed to store and remained so for 12 years until the ideal possibility arose for a home in Loughguile. Only ever having an Alexandre harmonium in use since the 1850s, Loughguile was considering ways to improve the musical portion of the services as the harmonium was giving trouble. Restoration commenced at the start of 2013 with making 21 new metal front pipes to replace the ones which melted in the fire. The soundboard, bellows and casework all required substantial restoration and the pipes were revoiced flatter to standard pitch involving lengthening some ranks and transposing others. Installation in the church was completed in July 2013.

Organ in Aghalee in 2001 before restoration (above)

Organ during restoration (above)

Organ after restoration (above)


Drawstops above manual (L>R)
Pedals to Keys
Pedal Bourdon161-13, Pedals only
Open Diapason8
Stop Diap Bass81-12 (stop wrongly called Bourdon 16)
Clarabella8tenor C
Dulciana8tenor C
Gamba8tenor C

2 Composition Pedals
Hitch-down Swell Pedal - all enclosed except Open Diapason & Bourdon
Hand blowing lever at bass side

Manual CC-g (56 Notes)
Pedals CCC-C (25 Notes) straight flat pedalboard

Organ against south transept wall of church with attached drawstop console (player faces south)
Case of 21 plain metal front pipes

Builder : Cramer, Wood & Co. London 1870
Blower added : 1963
Restored & Installed : Pipe Organ Preservation Co Belfast 2013

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