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Henry Groves & Son Ltd

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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of rebuilds

St Mark’s, Mansfield (2014)
2 manuals  23 stops

St Mark’s, Mansfield

The organ was converted to pneumatic action by Henry Willis in the 1950s and was in need of attention. Some additions on electric action were included in the early 1990s, though these proved to be unreliable.

We were called in to rebuild the whole organ. The main soundboards were converted to electro-pneumatic and the pedal organ and additional reed chest were converted to direct electric action. Electric drawstop solenoids were fitted to the console and slider solenoids to the soundboards. A new processor system, with provision of MIDI, was installed. The organ chamber was re-ordered to improve tonal egress and aesthetics, and a new winding system was installed.


Open Diapason 8
Stopt Diapason 8
Principal 4
Flute Couverte 4
Nazard 2⅔
Fifteenth 2
Fourniture 22.26.29
Trumpet (A) 8

Swell to Great


Geigen Diapason8
Viola da Gamba 8
Voix Celeste 8
Gemshorn 4
Doublette 2
Mixture 15.19.22
Contra Oboe 16

Swell octave
Swell suboctave


Sub Bass (B/C) 32
Major Bass (B) 16
Bourdon (C) 16
Bass Flute (C) 8
Octave Flute (C) 4
Trombone (A) 16
Trumpet (A) 8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

Other rebuilds

Little Coates, St Michael’s (2021)
rebuild of a two-manual Rushworth & Dreaper organ
Olton, Solihull, St Margaret’s (2021)
Rebuild and re-ordering of the three-manual instrument
Chesterton, St Andrew’s (2020)
rebuild of 2-manual instrument, with new direct action modular windchests
Shifnal, St Andrew’s (2020)
rebuild of a 2-manual England/Abbott & Smith organ
Melton Mowbray, St Mary’s (2018)
complete rebuild and re-ordering of the 3-manual Hill/Walker organ, including addition of pedal 32ft Contra Trombone and a 5-rank Great Cornet
Hartshill, Holy Trinity (2016)
Mansfield, St Mark’s (2014)
electrification of the 2-manual Brindley & Foster organ, including a new winding system and re-ordering to improve tonal egress
Southwell, Minster Song Room (2014)
Thurgarton, St Peter’s (2014)
Waltham, All Saints (2012)
rebuild and re-ordering of the two-manual 1905 Brindley & Foster organ on new direct electric modular soundboards
Wollaton, St Leonard’s (2012)
rebuild and enlargement of 2-manual Willis organ to 3 manuals
Ashbourne, St Oswald’s (2011)
rebuild of the 3-manual Hill organ, including an additional nave organ and tonal improvements
Carrington, St John the Evangelist (2009)
rebuild and relocation, from chancel to west end gallery, of the 2-manual Yates organ
Quorn, St Bartholomew’s United Church (2007)
rebuild of the 2-manual Taylor organ with organ chamber re-ordering to improve tonal egress
Bulwell, St Mary’s (2006)
rebuild and enlargement of a 2-manual Forster & Andrews organ to 3 manuals
Blackwell, St Werbergh’s (2004)
Deeping St James, Priory Church (2003)
Heath, All Saints (2003)
New Mills, St George’s (2003)
Brampton, St Thomas (2002)
Mapperley, St Jude’s (2002)
Thurgarton, St Peter’s (2002)
Stoney Middleton, St Martin’s (2001)
Mapperley, Mapperley Methodist Church (2000)
Alfreton, St Martin’s (1999)
Brimington, St Michael’s (1999)
Gedling, All Hallows (1999)
Arnold, Church of The Good Shepherd (1998)
Nottingham, Bramcote Crematorium Chapel (1998)
Sheffield, St Aidan’s (1997)
Tideswell, Tideswell Methodist Church (1997)
Riddings, St James (1996)
Chesterfield, Rose Hill United Reformed Church (1995)
Hathersage, St Michael’s (1995)
Arkley, St Peter’s (1994)
Frognal, St Andrew’s (1993)
Willingham, St Helen’s (1993)
Wellingore, All Saints (1992)