The OHS Pipe Organ Database

South Parish Unitarian
Charlestown, New Hampshire 03603

OHS Database ID 7091.


This organ received OHS Citation number 187.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 17, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 10 stops. 9 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. Trigger/hitch-down swell. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Status Note: There 1990 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • No pedal pipes, permanently coupled. G-compass., 58 notes, GGG-f3, no G#. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Marilyn Polson, naming this as the source of information: Ed Boadway, October 2008 as part of the materials prepared for the October 2008 Vermont Chapter AGO Organ Tour..
    There are no pedal pipes. The pedal is permanently coupled to the manual.
    The free-standing pine case was fake-grained to imitate oak late in the 19th century, but was probably rosewood or walnut in 1846; the recessed keydesk, finished in walnut and mahogany veneer, has a hitchdown swell pedal that operates horizontal shades; the pedal keys are of the "toothpick" type; and the two wooden combination pedals are on the left.
    The Open Diapason begins on GG and borrows 11 basses from the St. Diapason Bass; the Clarabella Treble is of open wood; the St. Diapason Treble has stopped wood basses through Tenor B and is then a metal chimney flute from Tenor C, with 5 open metal trebles; the Hautboy has no flue pipes.
    The organ is the oldest known Hook instrument standing in its original location. (James Cook. January 17, 2017)

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Organ. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2008-08-25

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