Bulwell, St Mary’s

2006: rebuild and enlargement of a 2-manual Forster & Andrews organ to 3 manuals, 37 stops.

The organ was built by Forster & Andrews of Hull in 1872 and is a fine example of their work. Originally the organ was mechanical and sited in the north aisle but it was moved to its chancel position and converted to exhaust pneumatic by Wragg & Son of Nottingham in the 1930s.

New console by Jonathan Wallace

Henry Groves & Son converted the action to electro-pneumatic, re-ordered the chamber, and enlarged the instrument to 3 manuals. Other changes included moving the Great Trumpet from the soundboard to an electric unit and adding a new 16ft bass; Great Cremona removed from Great soundboard to Choir; Norman & Beard 8-stop choir soundboard installed; Pedal Principal 8ft extended to Fifteenth 4ft and Choir Open 8ft; new drawstop console; new keys with rosewood sharps.

Double Stopt Diapason 16
Open Diapason 8
Dulciana 8
Claribel 8
Principal 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Sesquialtera II
Trumpet 8
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Lieblich Bourdon 16
Violin Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedact 8
Flute d’Amour 8
Vox Angelica 8
Principal 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture III
Cornopean 8
Oboe 8
Swell octave
Swell unison off
Swell suboctave
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Gemshorn 4
Lieblich Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Piccolo 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Trumpet 8
Cremona 8
Choir octave
Choir unison off
Choir suboctave
Swell to Choir
Open Diapason 16
Bourdon 16
Lieblich Bourdon 16
Principal 8
Bass Flute 8
Fifteenth 4
Trombone 16
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Great & Pedal Combs
6 thumb pistons to Great
6 thumb pistons to Swell
6 thumb pistons to Choir
6 toe pistons to Pedal
6 general pistons
thumb piston for Sw-Gt
thumb piston for Gt-Ped
thumb piston for Sw-Ped
thumb piston for Ch-Ped
reversible thumb piston Sw-Gt
reversible toe piston Gt-Ped