This picture shows the organ as it was at Grazeley. In the process of dismantling we had hoped to find something of the history of the instrument.
There appears to be no architectural connection between the church and the organ, leading to the theory that the organ was not originally built for Grazeley, but was bought in. It might have come from an exhibition, or even have previously been somewhere else.
Another curiosity is that the internal woodwork is of an exceptionally high quality, whereas the woodwork of the case is of a lesser standard.
Any information about the origins of the organ would be gratefully received. In rural Anglican churches of that time, significant expenses were usually met by a local benefactor, frequently the Lord of the Manor. The Benyon family held the lordship of the Manor of Grazeley.