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Henry Groves & Son Ltd

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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of restorations

St Michael’s, Averham (2015)
2 manuals  20 stops

St Michael’s, Averham

The instrument lay dormant for 30 years and was completely unplayable, having been infested by mice. It is one of only two organs in Britain to have three distinct winding systems - hand blowing, electric blower, and water pump.


Open Diapason 8
Hohl Flute 8
Dolce 8
Octave 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Trumpet 8

Swell to Great
Swell octave to Great
Swell suboctave to Great


Geigen Principal 8
Viol D'Orchestre 8
Rohr Flote 8
Voix Angelica 8
Voix Celeste 8
Salicet 4
Cornopean 8
Oboe 8

Swell octave
Swell suboctave


Contra Bass 16
Sub Bass 16
Flute 8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

pedal touchbox before restoration
pedal touchbox before restoration
pedal touchbox after restoration
pedal touchbox after restoration

Other restorations

Rochester, St Margaret’s (2021)
Restoration of the fine two-manual Forster & Andrews organ of 1888
Cound, St Peter’s (2020)
Part restoration of the two-manual organ, including new case panels
Leicester, Bishop Street Methodist Church (2017)
restoration of the three-manual Hill Norman & Beard organ and historic case
Winterton, All Saints (2016)
restoration of the two-manual tracker and pneumatic pedal instrument (Nicholson of Lincoln) following major restoration works to the church
Averham, St Michael’s (2015)
restoration of the fine two-manual Binns patent pneumatic action organ
Tissington, St Mary’s (2014)
Broughton, St Mary’s (2012)
Holme Pierrepont, St Edmund’s (2011)
North Wingfield, St Lawrence’s (2010)
Fenny Bentley, St Edmund’s (2008)
Coalville, Christ Church (2007)
Grimsby, St Mary’s (2007)
Widmerpool, St Peter’s (2005)
Matlock Bank, All Saints (2004)
Barton-in-Fabis, St George’s (2001)
Church Gresley, St George’s (1999)
Bradwell, St Barnabas (1998)
Underwood, St Michael’s (1998)
Wellow, St Swithun’s (1997)
Badgeworth, Holy Trinity (1994)
Old Bolingbroke, St Peter’s (1994)
Glentham, Methodist Chapel (1993)