Downe a village in Greater London, England, located within the London Borough of Bromley but beyond the London urban sprawl. The village is notable for the fact that Charles Darwin lived here for 40 years and died here as well.
The Church of the Virgin Mary was built in the 15th century. It was repaired several times in the following centuries, with major expansions taking place in the Victorian era. The church was severely damaged in World War II and its restoration was completed in 1950.
The organ was built by H. Jones in the 19th century, according to "The National Pipe Organ Register." This organ was reconstructed and expanded in 1920 by Henry Willis. Although no written documentation is available, experts say Willis incorporated the following stops into the original organ: swell Stopped Diapason 8', Viola 8' and great Fifteenth 2'. The organ has been repaired several times over the past 100 years, but it preserves Willis ’disposition.