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pipe organ builders · nottingham

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St John’s, Clarborough (2019)
2 manuals  26 stops

St John’s, Clarborough

The church originally had a poor quality one manual instrument of four stops. A major church re-ordering project was planned and it was decided to have a replacement instrument. The church inspected our recently installed organ at St Wilfrid’s, Calverton and within ten minutes an order was placed. A 26-stop 6-rank extension organ has been installed on a new mezzanine floor.

A redundant Walker 4-rank extension organ was purchased and this pipework formed the basis of the instrument, together with a Gemshorn and Trumpet ranks from our stock. The restored Willis console was from stock having previously been at St. Leonard’s, Wollaton, prior to its rebuild.

The whole instrument is enclosed in a swell box with shutters facing south and west. The case was made out of sections of the original organ panelling, and the dummy display pipes were recycled from the replaced Forster & Andrews organ at St. Mary the Virgin, Potters Bar.


Principal (C) 8
Stopped Diapason (A) 8
Gemshorn (D) 4
Gedacht (B) 4
Nazard (B) 2⅔
Fifteenth (C) 2
Block Flute (A) 2
Tierce (G) 1⅗
Mixture 19.22.26
Swell Trumpet (E) 8

Swell to Great


Lieblich Gedacht (A)8
Salicional (F)8
Voix Celeste (G)8
Principal (C)4
Stopped Flute (A)4
Gemshorn (D)2
Mixture (F)15.19.22
Double Trumpet (E)16
Trumpet (E)8

Swell Octave


Sub Bass (A)16
Principal (C)8
Bass Flute (A)8
Gemshorn (D)4
Gedacht (A)4
Double Trumpet (E)16
Trumpet (E)8

Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Gt. & Ped Combs Coupled

4 thumb pistons to Great
4 thumb pistons to Swell
6 general thumb pistons
4 toe pistons to Swell
4 toe pistons to Pedal
reversible thumb piston Sw-Gt
reversible thumb piston Gt-Ped
reversible toe piston Sw-Gt
reversible toe piston Gt-Ped
WIFI tablet for record and playback

Other installations

Potters Bar, St Mary the Virgin (2020)
installation and refurbishment of the Lewis/Walker organ from St Alkmund’s church, Derby
Clarborough, St John’s (2019)
installation of a new 6-rank extension organ
Kelham, St Wilfrid’s (2018)
one-manual Cousans ’Plainsong’ organ, with Temple Moore case, formerly at Lincoln Theological College
Maidenhead, St Mary’s (2018)
3 manuals with pipework by J W Walker and Rushworth & Dreaper
Grindleford, St Helen’s (2017)
Billesdon, St John the Baptist (2016)
installation of a Binns two-manual 7-rank extension organ
Hognaston, St Bartholomew’s (2015)
Alvaston, English Martyrs Catholic Church (2013)
installation of a one-manual Nigel Church tracker organ
Pitchcombe, St John the Baptist (2009)
installation of a restored one-manual six-stop 1840 James Corp instrument
Marshchapel, St Mary’s (2008)
Rolleston, Holy Trinity (2008)
Screveton, St Wilfred’s (2008)
Sneinton, St Stephen’s (2005)
Stapleford, St John’s (2005)
Shelford, St Peter and St Paul (2004)
installation of a two-manual August Gern instrument
Dowsby, St Andrew’s (2001)
Lincoln, St Hugh’s (2001)
Swadlincote, St Peter’s (2001)
Monken Hadley, St Mary’s (1992)
Owmby-by-Spital, St Peter’s (1991)