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Henry Groves & Son Ltd

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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of rebuilds

St Mary’s, Bulwell (2006)
3 manuals  37 stops

St Mary’s, Bulwell

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
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 Diapason16
Open Diapason8
Claribel 8
Harmonic Flute4
Twelfth 2⅔
Trumpet 8

Swell to Great
Choir to Great


Lieblich Bourdon 16
Violin Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedact 8
Flute d'Amour 8
Vox Angelica 8
Oboe 8

Swell octave
Swell unison off
Swell suboctave


Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Lieblich Flute4

Choir octave
Choir unison off
Choir suboctave
Swell to Choir


Open Diapason16
Lieblich Bourdon16
Bass Flute8

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

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)