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Henry Groves & Son Ltd

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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of new organs

St Michael’s, Linby (2005)
2 manuals  17 stops

St Michael’s, Linby

The old organ—a small two-manual by Alexander Young, dating from 1890 and made for a church in Stockport—had been installed by us in this tiny church in Nottinghamshire in 1965. After a re-ordering of the building, resulting in a need for maximum floor space, there was no room for this organ, so we were commissioned to build a new instrument, using the old pipework along with some new, divided in two new cases either side of the tower arch.

In order to fit everything within the small cases (the swell-front is behind the right-hand case pipes), direct electric action with expansion chambers was used, and a small amount of extension/derivation to maximise the use of the pipework. A small mobile oak console can be placed wherever required.

Read Paul Hale’s article about St Michael’s organ (pdf) in Organists’ Review


Open Diapason8
Salicional (from Swell)8
Open Flute (ext. Clarabella)4
Trumpet (from Swell)8

Swell to Great


Violin Diapason8
Lieblich Gedackt8
Octave (ext. Diap)4
Piccolo (ext. Ged)2


Bourdon (ext. Clar)16
Bass Flute (from Clar)8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

Other new organs

Barcheston, St Martin’s (2019)
installation of a new 2-manual 12-rank organ
Newnham, St Mark’s (2015)
reconfiguration and enlargement of the 2-manual organ
Calverton, St Wilfrid’s (2012)
a five-rank two-manual and pedal direct electric modular organ
Balderton, St Giles (2010)
two-manual and pedal, 17-rank direct electric modular organ, sited on a mezzanine floor, with new low level terraced console
Selston, St Helen’s (2010)
Halam, St Michael’s (2009)
new 7-rank extension organ, utilising some old pipework
Mansfield Woodhouse, St Edmund’s (2008)
rebuild and repositioning of two-manual and pedal Willis organ, with mobile detached console, using the original case
Wingerworth, All Saints (2006)
Linby, St Michael’s (2005)
new instrument, using much previous pipework, in new divided case
Risley, All Saints (2005)
Smalley, St John’s (2004)
Melbourne, United Reformed Church (2002)
Darley Abbey, St Matthew’s (2000)
Whitwell, St Lawrence’s (2000)
Epperstone, Holy Cross (1999)
Calow, St Peter’s (1998)
Smalley, Baptist Church (1997)
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi (1996)
Criccieth, New Jerusalem Chapel (1996)
Marlpool, Church of the Sacred Heart (1994)
church closed in 2004