Colchester, Moot Hall organ

Colchester, Moot Hall organ pre-work

 Colchester, Moot Hall

Norman & Beard in 1902: 2 Manuals, 21 stops. We fully restored the mechanism and pipework, and the original tonal scheme of the Choir has been reinstated.

New specification 3 manuals, 30 stops.  Click HERE to view the new specification

Below are a series of images showing the progression of work from old to new

Schedule of work
  • Work started – July 2014 (work still in progress)
  • Installation – January 2015
  • Voicing – April 2015
Soundboard, Actions & Chests

Full overhaul of the soundboard, action and chests.  Full re-leathering and restoration of all mechanisms.  Mechanical pedal couplers to be overhauled and re-centred.


July - September 2014

6th October 2014

14th October 2014

22nd October 2014

29th October 2014

11th - 18th November 2014

24th November 2014

08 December 2014



Full overhaul and restoration of the console.


9th October 2014

14th October 2014

3rd November 2014

11th November 2014

17 November 2014

24th November 2014

8th December 2014


All pipework cleaned and repaired.  New pipework in matching styles  returned to the specification of its original.

Pre - work

July - August 2014

September 2014

13th October 2014

20th - 27th October 2014

11 November 2014

18 November 2014

24 November 2014

08 December 2014

02 February 2015

Wind System

All reservoirs, concussions, ventils and trunking have been re-leathered.


July - September 2014

7th October 2014

20th - 27th October 2014

11th - 17th November 2014

December 2014


The swell shutters have been re-fitted and the mechanism overhauled


24th November 2014

08 December 2014

March 2015

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VAT on organ maintenance and tuning might be reclaimable under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme. It is understood that relevant invoices must be submitted within one year, to a combined minimum value of £500 excluding VAT. Further details can be obtained from Topmark (LPOW):
0845 013 6601

Harrison & Harrison Ltd
St John’s Road,

Telephone: 0191 378 2222