St Bartholomew Westhoughton Elevation

Bolton – St Bartholomew’s Church, Westhoughton

In 1989, a fire gutted St Bartholomew’s leaving only the tower intact. The building was so severely damaged that it was demolished and an entirely new church was erected on the site. A new organ was commissioned to be constructed on the west gallery to replace the former 1874 Hill three-manual organ.

A nineteen-stop organ in a striking contemporary case was completed by Nicholson & Co in November 1995. The key action is mechanical, with electric stop action and capture system.

Specification

Great
Open Diapason
Stopped Diapason
Principal
Open Flute
Nazard
Gemshorn
Tierce
Fourniture IV 15.19.22.26
Tremulant

Pedal
Subbass
Octave
Choral Bass
Bassoon

8
4
4
4
22/3
2
13/5




16
8
4
16
Swell
Viola
Covered Flute
Voix Celeste
Tapered Flute
Principal
Mixture III 22.26.29
Trumpet
Tremulant

Couplers
Swell to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

8
8
8
4
2

8