Oldest Organ Case: St Stephen, Old Radnor, Powys
Although politically in Wales, this remote church is located within the English Diocese of Hereford. It remoteness probably accounts for the survival of our only pre-Elizabethan organ case. The design combines a basically Gothic structure with early Renaissance decoration. It also shows the early use of ‘towers’ of bass pipes, a style that is the foundation of the architectural form of the organ case in most cultures. The organ within the case is Victorian.