The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Grace Episcopal
Sheldon, Vermont 05483

OHS Database ID 1048.


This organ was presented Historic Pipe Organ Award number 411 on 2013-06-26 and received the designation Landmark of American Organbuilding. An image of the award certificate may be seen here.

OHS Convention Organ, 2013.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 20, 2012.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 10 stops.


  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From St. Paul's, Burlington, VT. [1833 or 1838?] [Moved 1866?] Damaged. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Restored in 2001. Andrew Smith of Cornish New Hampshire restored the mechanism and A. David Moore of Pomphret Vermont was contracted to restore pipe work. (From the church's website in 2005 ) (Elizabeth Schmitt. May 16, 2005)

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  • [Composite: several authors]. "Vermont?," The Tracker (Vol. 57, No. 1 [Winter 2013], pp. 23-38). [Convention overview, photographs of instruments]

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Chancel and organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2012, for the OHS 2013 Calendar

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: Paul Opel webpage, 2006-08-18)
       Grace Episcopal Church
       Sheldon, Vermont
       Henry Erben, 1833
       Relocated here, Unknown Builder, 1869
       Moved to new building, Unknown Builder, 1879
       OHS ID: 1048
       MANUAL BASS (unenclosed)               MANUAL TREBLE (enclosed)
     8 Open Diapason Bass (C-e, open wood)  8 Open Diapason Swell TF
                                            8 Dulciano Swell TF
     8 Stopd Diapason Bass                  8 Stopd Diapason Swell TF
     4 Principal Bass                       4 Principal Swell TF
     4 Flute Bass                           4 Flute Swell TF
     2 Fifteenth Bass                       2 Fifteenth Swell TF
                                        2-2/3 Cornet III Swell TF (12-15-17)
                                            8 Trumpet Swell TF
       Pedal Compass: GG,AA-G (Dom Bedos style, permanantly coupled)
       Manual Compass: GG,AA-f'''
    1. All "Swell" or Manual Treble stops enclosed.
    2. Right hand hitchdown Swell pedal.
    3. Hitchdown machine stop retires stops below Principal Swell, which have 
       notched shanks, and which must be hitched to stay on.
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2012-10-04]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist (Source: Paul Opel webpage, 2006-08-18) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.