The Maclay Memorial Organ

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Reference WMO/278486


University of Glasgow Chapel

Gilmorehill Campus

University Avenue


G12 8QQ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Organ
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: No lettering
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: From the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour, the entries for Ebenezer and William Maclay. The brothers were the sons of the University's patron, Lord Maclay, who donated the Maclay Hall and the University Chapel organ in memory of the brothers who were casualties of the First World War. It states, "In 1921, Lord and Lady Maclay donated their home at 17 Park Terrace to the University in memory of their two sons. Maclay Hall opened as a student residence at the beginning of the 1922–1923 session and closed in December 2014. It was the first hall of residence provided by the University of Glasgow for students. The Maclays also gifted the Memorial Chapel's original organ. It was designed by the University’s organist, A. M. Henderson and built by Henry Willis & Sons, one of Britain’s most distinguished organ builders, in 1928. Despite undergoing major renovation and rebuilding in 1977, the case, console and much of the pipe work is original." The main memorial in the Chapel is WMO/249876. The Hall of Residence noted above is WMO/278485.
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