St Martin's Church, Stamford
|St Martin's Church, Stamford|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Parish||St Martin's Without|
|Organist/Director of music||Nigel Stark|
St Martin's Church, Stamford, is a parish church in the Church of England located in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. The area of the town south of the River Welland was in Northamptonshire until 1889 and is called Stamford Baron or St Martin's.
The church was restored over the course of the nineteenth century, with a new nave roof, lowered floor, extended Burghley Chapel, as well as new oak pews, pulpit, bells and organ.
Properly it is the Church of St Martin Without, Stamford Baron.
The church has an organ by Bevington dating from 1880. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
List of organists
- John Speechley ???? - 1833, (afterwards organist of St Paul's Church, Bedford, later organist of Peterborough Cathedral)
- Charles C Noble 1833 - 1836 (afterward organist of St Mary's Church, Nottingham)
- Richard Layton 1836 - ca. 1846 - ca. 1876
- John Clare Billing 1918 - 1921 - ????
- Ernest John Charles Warner 1952 - circa 1970 
- Graham Johnson
- Harold Harvey (Also St Mary's)
- Gary Seiling (Also St Mary's)
- Fergus Black (Also St Mary's)
- The Antiquities of Stamford and St Martin's: Compiled Chiefly from the Annals of the Rev. Francis Peck, with Notes; to which is Added Their Present State Including Burghley; by W. Harrod. ... By Francis Peck, William Harrod. Published by printed by and for W. Harrod, and sold by W. Lowndes, London, 1785
- Church of the Holy Trinity at Tattershall website
- Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 2 November 1833
- Stamford Mercury - Friday 6 December 1833
- British Musical Biography By James D. Brown
- Stamford Mercury - Friday 1 July 1836
- Chronology of Stamford: Compiled from Peck, Butcher, Howgrave, Harrod, Drakard, Parliamentary Reports, and Other Important Works, George Burton. Published by R. Bagley, 1846
- Dictionary of Organs and Organists. Second Edition. 1921
- Who's who in Music. Fourth Edition. 1962. p.224
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