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Henry Groves & Son Ltd

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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of restorations

St Peter’s, Cound (2020)
2 manuals  17 stops

St Peter’s, Cound

The organ had a partial restoration. All pipes were cleaned, regulated and fitted with new tuning slides. Both Swell and Great soundboards, together with the mechanical drawstop action were fully restored. The bass octave pedal Bourdon chest was fully overhauled and the treble chest modified to improve access. The case was stripped and re-polished. A new oak central panel, and kneeboard were constructed and a new pierced oak panel installed at the treble end.

St Peter’s, Cound

The image above is of the organ before its restoration - with exposed pedal pipes, old lighting, and dark deal lower case.


Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Chimney Flute4
Mixture Ⅱ19.22

Swell to Great


Horn Diapason8


Bourdon (A)16
Bass Flute (A)8
Octave Flute (A)4
Nazard (A)2⅔
Block Flute (A)2

Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal


from Professor Tim Wright, Organist and PCC Vice-Chair

We have been very pleased with the restoration of our organ under­taken by Jonathan Wallace and his team from Henry Groves and Son. From the initial report through to the final tuning, they demonstrated not only their high level of skill but also their complete professional­ism, keeping us fully informed, con­sulting us as appropriate, managing the physical space safely, and tidily and being on time and on budget! Restoration of the organ represents a major expense, and choosing a builder of quality is vital. In selecting Henry Groves and Son, we know from our experience that we made a very good decision and we are pleased to recommend the firm to others without reservation.
9th January 2021

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)