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Congregational Church, Claremont

Heritage W.A. photograph taken 27 Jun 1981
Photo: F.A. Sharr

The church and hall today
Photo: Vicky Rapley

Name of institution Congregational Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address Stirling Highway
City Claremont
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building Congregational Church and Hall
Name of room Hall and Church
Dates of the building Hall: 1895
Church: 1906
Architect’s and builder’s names Hall: Henry Stirling Trigg
Church: Edgar Jerome Henderson
Special architectural features Congregational Hall displays a sophisticated use of local stone. The combination of brick and limestone forms a decorative element which is echoed, in reverse, in Congregational Church which has brick work with stucco banding and quoins.
Special fittings

Other location information

Congregational Church, Claremont, continued in use as a place of worship until 1977, when the Congregational Church combined with the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches to become the Uniting Church of Australia. Congregational Hall wasthen surplus to their needs and was sold.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name Unknown, England
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 19th Century
Construction materials
Number of manuals One (1)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Mechanical
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions Manual (Pedal pulldowns)
Wind pressures
Stop list
Total number of stops 5 stops
Total number of ranks 5
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ The organ was built in the 19th century in England.
Restored in 1890's by W. Beales & Co., Croydon, England.
Restored in 1995 by Pipe Organ Builders and Services.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Installed in 1902 at Congregational Church hall, Claremont.
Installed in 1905 in Congregational Church, Claremont by J E Dodd.
Removed after 1976 to Methodist Ladies College, Claremont.
Installed in 1987 at Ss Peter and Mark Anglican Church, Palmyra.
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Technical documents
General documents Historical detail from Register of Heritage Places.
Supporting information
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 17 January 2009.