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Henry Groves & Son Ltd

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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of installations

St John the Baptist, Billesdon (2016)
2 manuals  22 stops

St John the Baptist, Billesdon

The original organ, by Taylor of Leicester, needed a full rebuild and enlarging. The cost of this work would have been considerable and so we proposed a cost-effective alternative.

We installed a Binns two-manual 7-rank extension organ, formerly in St Andrew’s Bedford, with direct electric action and a detached console in the chancel. The entire instrument is enclosed in a swell box with independent switchable shutter fronts, one to the nave and one to the chancel. The case was formerly at St Margaret’s Aspley and fits perfectly in St John’s.


Principal (C) 8
Stopped Flute (A) 8
Gemshorn (D) 4
Gedacht (B) 4
Nazard (B) 2⅔
Principal (C) 2
Block Flute (A) 2
Tierce (G) 1⅗
Mixture (D) 22.26

Swell to Great


Lieblich Gedacht (B) 8
Salicional (F) 8
Voix Celeste (G) 8
Stopped Flute (A) 4
Gemshorn (D) 2
Mixture (F) 19.22
Trumpet (E) 8


Sub Bass (A) 16
Principal (C) 8
Flute (A) 8
Gemshorn (D) 4
Double Trumpet (E) 16
Trumpet (E) 8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

4 thumb pistons to Great
4 thumb pistons to Swell
6 general thumb pistons
4 toe pistons to Pedal
reversible thumb piston Sw-Gt
reversible thumb piston Gt-Ped
reversible toe piston Sw-Gt
reversible toe piston Gt-Ped
toe piston for melodic bass

Other installations

Potters Bar, St Mary the Virgin (2020)
installation and refurbishment of the Lewis/Walker organ from St Alkmund’s church, Derby
Clarborough, St John’s (2019)
installation of a new 6-rank extension organ
Kelham, St Wilfrid’s (2018)
one-manual Cousans ’Plainsong’ organ, with Temple Moore case, formerly at Lincoln Theological College
Maidenhead, St Mary’s (2018)
3 manuals with pipework by J W Walker and Rushworth & Dreaper
Grindleford, St Helen’s (2017)
Billesdon, St John the Baptist (2016)
installation of a Binns two-manual 7-rank extension organ
Hognaston, St Bartholomew’s (2015)
Alvaston, English Martyrs Catholic Church (2013)
installation of a one-manual Nigel Church tracker organ
Pitchcombe, St John the Baptist (2009)
installation of a restored one-manual six-stop 1840 James Corp instrument
Marshchapel, St Mary’s (2008)
Rolleston, Holy Trinity (2008)
Screveton, St Wilfred’s (2008)
Sneinton, St Stephen’s (2005)
Stapleford, St John’s (2005)
Shelford, St Peter and St Paul (2004)
installation of a two-manual August Gern instrument
Dowsby, St Andrew’s (2001)
Lincoln, St Hugh’s (2001)
Swadlincote, St Peter’s (2001)
Monken Hadley, St Mary’s (1992)
Owmby-by-Spital, St Peter’s (1991)