Madley Parish Church's pipe organ
Regional Volunteer Request
Custodian annual maintenance visit
War Memorials Trust staff- site visit
War Memorials Trust staff- casework
War Memorials Trust staff- desk assessment
Regional Volunteer – desk assessment
David Gallichan, Organ Builder of Malvern, inspected the Organ in Madley Parish Church in July 2018. The instrument having been built by Nicholson's, around the early part of the twentieth century, is a fine example of this excellent Organ Builders and once overhauled will give many years of reliable service. The condition of the Organ at present is generally sound with the majority of problems caused by perished leather and the ingress of water damage. The great sound board and tracker action have been overhauled in the recent past and these do not need to be renovated at this time. The swell sound board does not show any signs of runnings or tight slides and this could be restored or left in situ on further inspection. The leather on the bellows have split bellows need to be releathered along with the pneumatic action to the pedal couplers. There are also signs of water damage to the main building frame structure and pedal chests and these would need to be repaired and made structurally sound. The chests were overhauled when the addition of a note switching system was installed and these should be sound, however with the ingress of water some of these could be compromised.