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  GAZETTEER OF ORGANS IN NORFOLK by David Drinkell
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Diss: magnum opus of Rayson 1877, rebuilt most recently by Denis Thurlow 1974   This is compiled from the National Pipe Organ Register, the writings of various enthusiasts, notably Ralph Bootman, and my own notes. It does not claim to be 100% complete, and the information may have been rendered out of date by recent events and transfers. The list does not, with a few exceptions, include harmoniums or electronic organs.


Acle – Bishop (1934) rebuilt Arnold, Williamson & Hyatt 1965.
Alburgh – Morten & Taylor (London) c.1887
Alby – Cedric Arnold 1938, but looks like a Casson ‘Positive’.
Aldborough – Norman & Beard 1906
Aldeby – Bishop & Son
Alderford – some work by Richard Bower
Anmer – A.C. Lever, for Street of King’s Lynn.
Antingham – Rushworth & Dreaper (Liverpool) donated 1975
Ashby St Mary - 1866 Walker rebuild of barrel organ, ex-Horstead Hall 1914
Ashill – Walker 1870
Ashmanhaugh – chamber organ
Ashwicken – Norman & Beard 1904

Attlebridge – E & W Storr 1977
Attleborough - Gray & Davison, Norman & Beard 1912, Arnold, Williamson & Hyatt 1962
Aylmerton – Mark Noble 1865. restored Boggis 1972
Aylsham – Bishop 1854, Norman & Beard 1910

Baconsthorpe – Abbott (Leeds)
Bacton – Casson ‘Positive’
Bale – Holdich, ex-SS. Simon & Jude, Norwich.
Banham – Norman & Beard 1915, incorporating previous Holdich.
Banningham – E & W Storr 1972, ex-Brundall 1999
Barford – from an RC church in Peterborough 1959. Looks like a Casson ‘Positive’
Barney – Casson ‘Positive’ ex-Rockland St. Peter
Barnham Broom – Corps 1850 barrel and finger organ.
Little Barningham – part of 1860 Mark Noble organ from St. Margaret de Westwick, Norwich, installed by Storr 1976.
Barton Bendish – Halmshaw (Birmingham)
Barton Turf – Bates ex-barrel organ 1835
Bawburgh – Hill 1867 practice organ for Dr. Bunnett at Norwich Cathedral. Moved here 1908.
Bawdeswell – Norman & Beard 1901 for Shotesham House. Casework here J. Fletcher Watson.
Bedingham – Hill 1863 for a house in London. Here 1884.
Beeston Regis – Robin Winn (Bath) 1990, replacing old Paddy Benson organ.
Beeston St Lawrence – E.W. Norman 1879, converted from a barrel organ
Beeston-next-Mileham – James Scott (West Tofts) c.1870
Beetley – appears to be a Casson ‘Positive’
Beighton – another Casson, installed from a church in Ascot by Boggis
Belaugh - The Revd. G. Buck. Pretty case by Cedric Arnold 1950s.
Belton – anonymous two-manual organ
Bergh Apton – Walker 1838, rebuilt Norman & Beard 1900
Besthorpe – E.W. Norman 1881
Binham – built by Fincham (London) via W.C. Mack for East Harling 1880. Moved here by David Miller (Orwell) 1982.
Bintree – James Scott (West Tofts), original case replaced 1930 by Middleton
Bittering – Casson ‘Positive’
Blakeney – Norman & Beard 1900, rebuilt
Blakeney Methodist – pretty Gothick case – possibly Holdich
Blickling – Snetzler chamber organ case 1762
Blo Norton – Casson ‘Positive’
Blofield – Hill organ from St. Peter, Highgate Hill, Upper Holloway, installed by Boggis 1999
Bodham – Casson ‘Positive’ rebuilt by Cedric Arnold
Bodney – Casson ‘Positive’
Booton – Harmonium with fake pipes on top. Organ now in Paston Grammar School stood here for a short time.
Bradwell – Walker 1909
Bramerton – Norman & Beard 1893 (probably done by Paddy Benson)
Brampton – Norman & Beard 1913
Brancaster – Wordsworth (Leeds) 1912
Brandiston – James Corps 1866 ex-Haveringland, here 1887
Brandon Parva – Mark Noble 1867
Braydeston – Norman & Beard 1910
Breckles – Norman & Beard 1903
Bressingham – Bevington 1913, but also Bryceson barrel organ 1859
Brettenham – Henry Jones 1902
Briningham – Bryceson chamber organ c.1840, ex-Briningham House, moved here 1930
Brinton – Bevington, ex-Brinton Hall
Brisley – Bevington 1832 barrel organ, converted 1867
Brockdish – Norman & Beard 1905 using up old organ
Brooke – W.C. Mack 1878, rebuilt Williamson & Hyatt 1960 with pretty new case
Broome – Elliot chamber organ 1817 for a house in West Wickham, Kent. Here 1937. Nice glass-fronted case.
Burgh Castle – anonymous. Glass strip above the music desk, showing the pallets moving.
Burgh-next-Aylsham – Alfred Hunter (Clapham)
Burgh St Peter – from a church in Yarmouth, restored by Boggis after fire damage
Burnham Deepdale E.W. Norman 1886, rebuilt Norman & Beard 1913
Burnham Norton – Roger Pulham (Charsfield, Suffolk) 1985 with typical fine case (Pulham is an architect as well as an organ builder)
Burnham Overy – from Burnham Westgate 1990
Burnham Thorpe – probably W.C. Mack, but Street (King’s Lynn & Yarmouth) also involved
Burnham Ulph – Glasspool of Wymondham supplied in 1909, rebuilt Cedric Arnold, Williamson and Hyatt 1961
Burnham Westgate – from a church in Cornwall, installed by Holmes & Swift
Buxton – Walker 1865

Caistor-on-Sea – Binns 1920, Holmes & Swift 1987
Caistor St. Edmund – Mark Noble
Calthorpe – Holdich, stood in two Norwich churches, then St. Alban’s, Lakenham. Here 1955
Cantley – Corps & Co.
Carbrooke – Bishop & Son c.1890
Carleton Rode – Norman & Beard 1913
Carleton St Peter – Norman & Beard 1901
Castle Acre – Holdich 1863, ex-St. Nicholas, King’s Lynn
Castle Rising – Walker 1883
Caston – Norman & Beard (probably Paddy Benson) 1902 ex-Bramerton Hall.
Catfield – W.C. Mack 1899
Catton – Rayson 1880, Betts 1937, Williamson & Hyatt 1955
Cawston – George Pike England 1813, ex-St. Stephen, Norwich
Chedgrave – Bryceson 1879 for Gooderstone, to Hedenham 1947 (one of Canon Paget’s acquisitions) and here in 1950. Only two stops, one of which is enormous and the other quiet.
Clenchwarton – Forster & Andrews 1867
Cley-next-the-Sea – Bryceson c.1960, done up nicely by Bower 2002.
Cockley Cley – Speechley & Ingram (London) c.1865 for Great Barton, Suffolk. Here 1999.
Colkirk – Norman & Beard 1890s from Blofield Church qv.
Colney – Bevington c.1870 from Colney Hall.
Coltishall – Corps 1870
Colton – Mark Noble 1855
Congham – Middleton 1925
Costessey Catholic church – Richard Bower 1997 – fine case.
Costessey – Norman & Beard 1916
Cranworth – Richard Bower 1990, salvaging parts of Norman & Beard 1888 damaged by bell falling from tower.
Crimplesham – John Eagles (London) c.1860 for a London church. Here 1900.
Cringleford – Wood, Wordsworth (Leeds) rebuilt of Hill, Norman & Beard organ, on the advice of Ralph Bootman, who got them several jobs in the area.
Cromer – part of casework came from Bath Abbey, via Norwich Cathedral, where it was used to clothe a temporary organ after the 1938 fire.
Crostwick – T.C. Lewis c.1880
Crownthorpe – Casson ‘Positive’ (church now private house, organ removed)

Denton – Bryceson 1868
Denver – Walker 1894 for residence in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumberland
Deopham – Nicholson (Worcester) c.1870
Dereham – some 17th century pipes by ‘Father’ Smith in Hill organ 1875, rebuilt most recently by Bower 1995. There is/was also a chamber organ in the church.
Dereham Catholic church – possibly by Holdich, installed Arnold, Williamson & Hyatt 1969.
Dersingham – Forster & Andrews 1884
Dickleburgh – Norman & Beard 1909 from St. James, Southtown, Great Yarmouth, rebuilt here by Boggis 1997
Dilham – Walker 18576
Diss – magnum opus of Rayson 1877, rebuilt most recently by Denis Thurlow 1974
Ditchingham – Norman & Beard 1886
Ditchingham, All Hallows Convent – Hill, Norman & Beard 1955, interesting small three-manual multum in parvo.
Docking – rebuilt Lloyd (Nottingham) 1875 of old Holdich
Downham Market – rebuild Johnson (Cambridge) 1977 of old Walker organ
Drayton – Norman & Beard 1912
Dunston – possibly Gray & Davison

Earlham – Norman & Beard 1901
Earsham – Bryceson 1851, won a medal at the Great Exhibition
East Bradenham – Samuel Green chamber organ, 1786, altered, ex-Huntingfield Hall
East Harling – Walker 1854, ex-St. James, Hatcham, London, installed and much rebuilt by David Miller (Orwell). New case. Old organ went to Binham Priory.
East Rainham – Wordsworth c.1890
East Rudham – Walker 1885
East Ruston – Middleton organ moved to Walcot when church became redundant.
East Tuddenham – Norman & Beard 1899
East Winch – Bates 1844 ex-St. Mary, Diss, installed here 1878 by Rayson
East Walton – James Scott (West Tofts) 1865, ex-Gayton Thorpe. Here 1946.
East Wretham – Corps 186
Easton – Bishop & Starr 1863 from Thakenham Hall, Pulborough, Sussex.
Eaton, Christ Church – Norman & Beard 1890
Eaton, St. Andrew – Walker ‘Model’ organ, remodelled Williamson & Hyatt 1950s.
Edgefield – T.S. Jones (London) 1883 for a London residence, here in 1937. The previous organ was burned in the churchyard by the Rector after the tuner broke his back inside it and died.
Edingthorpe – The Revd. George Buck

Fakenham – Hele (Plymouth) 1926 – large provincial builder, not that common in East Anglia, but they did rebuild the old organ at St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich.
Felbrigg – possibly Lewis 1900, installed by Holmes & Swift from Banningham 1997
Felmingham – by Corps of Norwich 1865 for Keswick Hall, Norfolk, thence to Intwood Church, where Ralph Bootman made a new case for it in 1967. Here in 1971.
Felthorpe – James Corps 1865, moved here from Ketteringham Hall 1902
Feltwell, St. Mary – Conacher (Huddersfield) from Resolven, S. Wales. Here 1983.
Feltwell, St. Nicholas – Holdich, from St. Mary’s 1925
Feltwell Methodist – Bedwell (Cambridge) 1865, rebuilt Miller, moved from Downham Market Methodist c.1964
Fersfield – Bates ex-barrel organ 1835 for Euston Hall, Thetford. Here in 1931
Filby – Walker 1879
Field Dalling – Conacher, installed from elsewhere by Boggis 1974
Fincham – Bryceson
Fishley – Edward & John Pistor chamber organ 1781, ex-Fishley Hall
Flitcham – Walker ‘Model’ Organ 1909 given by King Edward VII
Flordon – Bryceson chamber organ c.1845,for Glebe House, Hunstanton, moved to Thornham Church, later stood in Hedenham Church, here 1956. Resembles the one at Briningham.
Forncett St. Mary – Norman & Beard organ scrapped when church closed (church now derelict).
Forncett St. Mary Methodist – Glasspool Bros.
Forncett St. Peter – Holdich 1873
Foulden – Bates (London) for Lord Amherst of Hackeny 1840. Presented by his widow.
Foulsham – Norman & Beard
Framingham Earl – Norman & Beard 1889
Framingham Pigot – Holdich 1863
Freethorpe – Casson ‘Positive’
Freethorpe Methodist – Compton ‘Miniatura’ Model Organ
Frettenham – pipe organ apparently installed 1993: an electronic when I was there years ago.
Fritton St. Edmund – James Jones (London – one time partner of Snetzler) 1774, presented here 1879 and installed by W.C. Mack (Great Yarmouth).
Fundenhall – Casson ‘Positive’

Garboldisham – put in by W.C. Mack, but possibly built by Gildersleeves
Garveston – Bevington 1902 from St. Thomas, Streatham Hill, installed by Norden (Ipswich).
Gayton – Norman & Beard ex-Sprowston Road Methodist, Norwich
Gayton Thorpe – chamber organ possibly by Samuel Street (King’s Lynn)
Gaywood – Norman & Beard 1908 ex-Middleton Towers. Fine case.
Geldeston – Henry Jones (London) 1898
Gillingham – W.C. Mack (Great Yarmouth) c.1868
Gimingham – Bryceson 1878
Gissing – John Rayson
Glandford – Casson ‘Positive’
Gooderstone – Bishop c.1820 for a house in Sydenham. Here 1947.
Gorleston, St. Andrew – 1904 Norman & Beard from St. John’s, Lowestoft rebuilt here by Wood Wordsworth (Leeds) 1979.
Gorleston, St. Mary Magdalen – Willis
Great Bircham – Gray & Davison organ from Emmanuel, Chesham, installed by Kenneth Canter (Thurston) c.1998
Great Cressingham – Hill 1870, Hill, Norman & Beard 1924
Great Ellingham – Bevington 1870, installed here Hill, Norman & Beard 1938 from Solihull
Great Ellingham Methodist – made from bits of several organs by Boggis in 1945 for New Buckenham Methodist. Here 1994.
Great Hockham – Bishop 1892
Great Massingham – Holdich
Great Melton – Norman & Beard 1913
Great Plumstead – Bishop 1894
Great Ryburgh – Gray & Davison 1869
Great Snoring – Denman (York) 1867, from somewhere else and wedged sideways in the tower
Great Walsingham – organ ex-West Tofts (where it preceded the famous one now at South Pickenham) via Santon Downham. It was said to be by James Scott of West Tofts, but a signature inside suggests it is by George Dawson of Cambridge. Dawson did various bits of work for people like the Suttons and passed on his mantle to A.T. Miller, whose firm likewise did a lot of nice gothic revival work.
Great Witchingham – E.W. Norman 1880 for Cowper Memorial Congregational, Dereham. Here 1938
Great Yarmouth, St. Nicholas – Case by Stephen Dykes Bower (softwood with painted decoration inspired by Pearson cases in Westminster Abbey). Organ by Hill, ex-St. Mary the Boltons, Kensington, installed by Compton.
Great Yarmouth, Methodist Central Hall – Compton 1937. Unusual in that the notes of the Pedal Organ are produced electronically.
Great Yarmouth, St. James – Norman & Beard 1896 (this church is now converted to offices).
Great Yarmouth, St. John – Binns 1912
Great Yarmouth¸St. Mary, Southtown – W.C. Mack 1867
Great Yarmouth, St. Mary RC – Forster & Andrews 1889
Great Yarmouth, St. Peter – Binns 1939
Gresham – Mark Noble for Gresham Hall 1867, moved to the church in 1893.
Gressenhall – Norman & Beard
Grimston – Bodley case, organ by Wordsworth
Griston – Norman & Beard 1906
Gunthorpe – Mark Noble1863
Gunton – anonymous, nice case

Hackford – Mark Noble 1865
Haddiscoe – Hill organ 1858 ex-St. Bartholomew, Heigham 1888
Hainford – Gray & Davison 1899
Hales – Henry Holland chamber organ c.1790
Halvergate – Norman & Beard
Hanworth – ‘Father’ Willis Scudamore organ (a small model instrument based on a minimalist instrument at Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire)
Happisburgh – Norman & Beard 1900, installed a Walker organ from Emsworth, Hants
Hardingham – Henry Jones 1897
Hardwick – amateur effort, original possibly c.1830
Harleston – Holdich 1859
Harpley – Abbott (Leeds)
Hautbois – Holdich, possibly built for the old church.
Haveringland – Norman & Beard
Heacham – Spurden Rutt (London) 1914 ex-East Finchley Congregational. Installed here by A.J. Shaw & Son (Heacham), modified Holmes & Swift 1992 & 2001
Hedenham – Walker, 1885, modified. Gordon Paget was Rector here and several organs ‘passed through’ the church over the years.
Helhoughton – Bryceson 1852
Hellesdon – Gray c.1840
Hempnall – Eustace Ingram (London) 1905
Hempstead near Holt – Bevington
Hempton – Nelson (Durham) from St. Luke, Scarborough, rebuilt here by Holmes & Swift 1984
Hemsby – Willis 1967 – ‘functional display’ case.
Hethel – The Revd. G. Buck. Originally in East Carleton Manor 1882, moved here in 1894.
Hethersett – rebuilt Nicholson (Worcester) 1971
Hethersett Methodist – Rushworth & Dreaper (Liverpool) ‘Capella’ Model Organ, here 1984 from Keswick Hall Chapel, Norfolk.
Hevingham – John Rayson 1898
Heydon – Wordsworth 1883
Hickling – Norman & Beard 1897
Hilborough – Bevington 1870, but the case looks much, much older and is similar to the late 17th century one at Staunton Harold, a fact which seems little known.
Hilgay – Casson ‘Positive’
Hillington – Snetzler chamber organ, ex-Christ Church, Westminster, erected by Holdich
Hindolveston – Hunter & Webb c.1860 for Oulton Church Institute. Here 1946 (Boggis)
Hindringham – Rest Cartwright (London) 1935
Hingham – Forster & Andrews 1877
Hingham Congregational – Bevington
Hockering – Norman & Beard 1911 for Runham Church. Here 1972.
Hockwold St. James – Cousans (Lincoln) 1912 for St. Peter, Hockwold. Here 1974.
Holkham – probably based on an organ in Holkham Hall, rebuilt by Thos. Hewins of Stratford upon Avon (his only work in the county).
Holme Hale – W.C. Mack for Cromer PC. Here 1897 as Jubilee Memorial.
Holme-next-the-Sea – Walker 1894 for Holme House, moved to the church 1937.
Holt – electronic. Pipe organ went to South Africa.
Holt – Gresham’s School Chapel – Conacher (Huddersfield), ex-Derby Road Baptist, Nottingham, rebuilt Nicholson 1975. The organ Benjamin Britten played as a schoolboy is in a United Reformed Church in Cheam.
Honingham – Norman & Beard 1897
Hopton on Sea – Holdich 1866. Odd pipeless case by Teulon.
Horning – Norman & Beard 1884
Horningtoft – Walker 1860 ex-Bodiam Manor, Sussex. Here 1945
Horsey – Norman & Beard 1905
Horsford – Mark Noble organ from elsewhere, installed by Clive Hoar 1993. New ‘Chaire’ case designed by Jerry March in front of old chamber organ type case
Horsham St. Faith – Corps/Norman & Beard organ from St. Martin-at-Palace, Norwich. Installed here by E & W Storr 1973.
Horstead – John Rayson 1880.
Houghton St. Giles, RC Shrine – 2 organs by Schumacher (Belgium) 1982
Houghton-next-Harpley – chamber organ from Warminster School awaiting faculty for installation 2004.
Hoveton – Norman & Beard rebuild of original organ by Middleton.
Hoveton Catholic church – Nigel Church (Newcastle), designed (as several of his jobs were) by Georges Lhôte of Geneva. Smart case.
Howe – T.S. Jones, from elsewhere. Here 1963.
Hunstanton – Norman & Beard 1890

Ickburgh – Walker 1867
Ingham – Bevington 1890, ex-Holbeach Congregational 1967.
Ingoldisthorpe – Norman & Beard 1915.
Ingworth – Casson ‘Positive’, installed here 1932. Rebuilt Arnold 1952
Irstead – Holdich c.1860
Itteringham – Mark Noble 1865, ex-Pirnough. Here 1997. Fine case.

Kelling – Norman & Beard for J.J. Muirhead, then to Keswick Church and rebuilt here after water damage.
Kenninghall – Norman & Beard 1913.
Ketteringham – Corps 1865 for Felthorpe Church, Ketteringham Hall 1885, here 1902.
Kettlestone – Casson ‘Positive’
Kilverstone – Norman & Beard 1906
Kimberley – Casson ‘Positive’
King’s Lynn All Saints – rebuilt Rest Cartwright (London) 1927, containing work by Holdich and Street (King’s Lynn)
King’s Lynn St. John – Norman & Beard 1892, Holmes & Swift 2002
Kings Lynn St. Margaret – Snetzler, built while the celebrated musicologist Dr. Charles Burney (his daughter was Fanny Burney, the novelist), was organist. One of Snetzler’s biggest organs, it has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 2004 by Holmes & Swift, when the magnificent case was restored.
King’s Lynn St. Nicholas – case by John Oldrid Scott, ‘Father’ Willis organ.
Kirby Cane – J.C. Bishop ‘Organ Builder to His Majesty’
Knapton – Casson ‘Positive’ , rebuilt Williamson & Hyatt

Lakenham, St. Alban – Godball (Ipswich) for St. Mary-on-the-Quay, Ipswich 1888. Here 1948.
Lakenham, St. John the Baptist and All SS – Middleton 1925
Lakenham, St. Mark – Norman & Beard 1894
Lamas – by local Benjamin Collins (who was also a boot-maker) 1845. Later in Scottow Hall (and possibly Church), back to Lamas Church 1944.
Langham – Norman & Beard 1888. On wooden rollers.
Langley – Norman & Beard 1888 for Woodbastwick House. Rebuilt here 1976.
Larling W. Boughton & Son (Thetford) 1895
Lenwade – anonymous, restored Ralph Bootman 1972
Lessingham – Hewitt (London)
Letheringsett – Thomas Jones 1922, substantially remodelled Richard Bower c.1993. Also an old barrel organ.
Limpenhoe – Norman & Beard 1882
Lingwood – Norman & Beard 1911
Litcham – Thomas Jones
Little Barningham – Mark Noble 1860 ex-St. Gregory, Norwich.
Little Ellingham – Casson ‘Positive’ installed by Bower c.1986
Little Fransham – Anonymous, originally in Taverham Hall. Moved to Southborough Church in 1919 and rebuilt by Williamson & Hyatt here in 1950.
Little Massingham – Wordsworth (Leeds) 1911
Little Melton – The Revd. George Buck for Costessey Church. Here 1916.
Little Plumstead – Norman & Beard 1896. Snetzler organ formerly here is at Wesley’s New Room Chapel in Bristol.
Little Snoring – chamber organ c.1810 by C. Howard of Fakenham
Little Walsingham – In 1964, after a fire, Cedric Arnold, Williamson & Hyatt built an outstanding instrument in the west end, with a nice, inexpensive softwood case.
Little Walsingham, Anglican Shrine – electronic replaced small second-hand pipe organ
Little Walsingham Methodist – chamber organ by C.C. Nizer (who?) 1880s
Loddon – John Bullen (local) 1821, Middleton 1926.
Ludham – 1933 Betts installed Bevington organ from Ingham.
Lyng – Rest Cartwright (London) 1925, somewhat modified (his organs can be deathly dull!)
Lyng Methodist – 1930s from a house in Cromer

Marham – James Scott (West Tofts)
Marsham – Norman & Beard 1911
Marshland St James – Casson ‘Positive’ (now a private house - SK)
Martham – originally Forster & Andrews c.1860, but altered by Mack, Norman & Beard, Bower and Boggis.
Mattishall – Norman & Beard 1894
Mattishall Burgh – Walker barrel organ 1853.
Melton Constable – W.J. Northcott
Merton – Norman & Beard 1889
Methwold – Walker c.1864, ex-St. George, Darleston, Staffs, incorporated in new organ by Keith Bance of Harrow 1975 (Rector was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists).
Metton – smallest organ ever built by Walker – 1850 for a house in York. Here 1956.
Middleton – Holdich 1854.
Mileham – Norman & Beard 1900
Morley St. Botolph – Compton ‘Miniatura’ Model Organ 1954
Morley St. Peter – anonymous 2 manual
Mulbarton – Norman & Beard 1887 (Jubilee Memorial), modified.
Mundelsey – Forster & Andrews, ex-St. Mary, Baldock, incorporated in Norman & Beard organ 1914.
Mundford – Comper case, Harrison organ 1912
Mundham – Hill ex-Seething

Narborough – Norman & Beard 1892
Neatishead – originally Corps, but rebuilt by Storr and Holmes & Swift
Necton – Holmes & Swift 1990, fine case
Needham – possibly by Bates, early 19th cent
Newton Flotman – Norman & Beard 1910
New Buckenham – Samuel & Twyford (London)
Nordelph – Corps organ removed by local amateur when church closed
Nordelph Wesleyan – Miller (Cambridge) organ 1924 went to AJF Museum, Downham Market
Northrepps – anonymous 2 manual.
North Burlingham – Maybe Holdich (or Bevington) 1864, via Great Shelford, Horham and Fressingfield. Here 1939.
North Creake – Norman & Beard 1905
North Elmham – Mark Noble barrel organ converted.
North Lopham – barrel and finger organ by J.C. Bishop for Stanhoe Hall, brought here in 1953. Barrel mechanism still functional.
North Pickenham – Bevington 1884
North Runcton – Norman & Beard 1890 for North Runcton Hall, to the church 1897.
North Tuddenham – Bevington 1875
North Walsham – Hill 1873, Norman & Beard 1912, Hill, Norman & Beard 1965
North Wootton – Bryceson ex-Great Lumley, Durham. An amateur transplant.
Northwold – Hill 1868
Norton Subcourse – converted Bates barrel organ
Norwich, All Saints, Newton Road – Ingram 1899
Norwich – Cathedral – large organ Hill, Norman & Beard 1943, after fire damage. Case by Stephen Dykes Bower. Snetzler chamber organ in one of the chapels. Also a small organ by Principal Pipe Organs (York) 1995.
Norwich, RC Cathedral – an electronic organ is the principal instrument in use, but there is also a 2 manual pipe organ. Ralph Bootman points out that the Norman & Beard plate does not tie up with the date (1876) as George Wales Beard had not been taken into partnership then. The reverse of the plate is engraved James Scott (West Tofts). There have been various schemes to provide a larger pipe organ, including one to install the St. John’s, Lowestoft, instrument (this eventually went to Gorleston).
Norwich, Chapelfield Road Methodist – Norman Bros. 1886
Norwich, Christian Spiritualist Church – Storr 1951 from secondhand parts
Norwich, King Edward VI Grammar School – case from old cathedral organ
Norwich – Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Chapel Norman & Beard 1894. Next door to their factory. Interesting pipeless case.
Norwich, Octagon Chapel – purchased in 1802, much rebuilt. Good case.
Norwich, Old Meeting House – case traditionally Dallam 1664 from Cathedral, recast Salvin 1834, some 17th century pipework
Norwich, St. Andrew – case by H.F. Green 1905, Norman & Beard organ.
Norwich - St. Andrew’s Hall – rebuilt Hill, Norman & Beard 1983 after a long silence.
Norwich, St. Augustine – Rayson 1878 for St. Peter Hungate. Here 1915.
Norwich, St. Catherine – Hill, Norman & Beard 1933 as a demonstration model. Stood temporarily in Norwich Cathedral after the 1938 fire. Here 1944. Case by Herbert Norman.
Norwich, St. Clement – Norman & Beard 1899
Norwich, St. Francis, Heartsease – chamber organ from a Norwich house, then St. Etheldreda’s Church. Here 1967.
Norwich, St. George Colegate – George Pike England 1802.
Norwich, St. George Tombland – Godball 1865, ex-St. Mary-at-the-Walls, Colchester. Here 1888 (when St. Mary’s had a new Hunter organ, now at Brentwood Cathedral).
Norwich, St. Giles – old organ removed, Alfred Davies (Northampton) organ from a Christian Science Church (he made a lot of them in a deal with this denomination) installed as a temporary measure.
Norwich, St. Gregory – Norman Bros. 1887.
Norwich, St. Helen – Mark Noble c.1855.
Norwich, St. James – Corps organ 1870 ex-Coltishall, sold to Boggis 1978 (church now Norwich puppet theatre)..
Norwich, St. John Maddermarket – Robert Hope-Jones (Noriwich) 1897. Early electric action which proved unsatisfactory and was replaced by Norman & Beard 1904, 1914
Norwich, St. John Sepulchre – E.W. Norman
Norwich, St. John the Baptist Timberhill – Middleton 1925, rebuilt Holmes & Swift 1994.
Norwich, St. Julian - Henry Jones 1860 for a house in Abbess Roding, Essex, found in a warehouse in Chelmsford and rebuilt here 1966.
Norwich, St. Laurence – G.P. England organ, ex-Chapel Field house and St. Andrew, went to South Walsham.
Norwich, St. Luke – Residence organ by Norman & Beard 1896 for J.J. Dawson Paul of Boulton & Paul Ltd. Brought here as a WW1 memorial. Elaborate case.
Norwich, St. Margaret – part of Mark Noble organ 1860 was rebuilt at Little Barningham 1976.
Norwich, St. Martin at Oak – Norman & Beard 1887 transferred to Corton, Suffolk.
Norwich, St. Martin at Palace – organ to St. Faith, Horsham 1973
Norwich, St. Mary Magdalene – T.S. Jones 1915
Norwich, St. Mary & St. Andrew, St. Faith’s – originally Corps, but much enlarged. Case above console contains large panel said to be from fireplace in Bishop’s Palace.
Norwich – St. Mary Coslany – Bevington 1870 (now gone, this church is now offices and sales space - sk)
Norwich, St. Mary’s Baptist – Hill, Norman & Beard 1951
Norwich, St. Michael Coslany – Norman & Beard 1885 for Fisheries Exhibition. Removed to Unthank Road URC qv.
Norwich, St. Michael at Plea – Norman & Beard 1887, to Swanton Morley 1970.
Norwich, St. Peter Hungate – ancient Italian organ from a monastery in Lucca and a barrel organ, ex-Hoveton (now gone, this church is an empty shell - sk).
Norwich, St. Peter Mancroft – west gallery organ by Peter Collins 1983 influenced by German neo-classical style. East end organ by Boggis of Diss, using some parts of the old instrument.
Norwich, St. Peter Parmentergate – Rayson 1879, to Norwich School.
Norwich, St. Peter’s Methodist – Norman & Beard 1901. Rebuilt for the new church 1939.
Norwich, St. Stephen – T.C. Lewis (London) 1869
Norwich, Silver Road Baptist – rebuilt Hill, Norman & Beard 1920, possibly Gray & Davison
Norwich, Earlham, St. Anne – Williamson & Hyatt.
Norwich, Earlham, St. Elizabeth – minimalist organ by Boggis with moveable console
Norwich, Earlham, St. Mary – Gothick case by Samuel Street (King’s Lynn) containing Bevington organ, ex-Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, installed here Arnold, Williamson & Hyatt 1966.
Norwich, Eaton, Christ Church – Norman & Beard 1890
Norwich, Heigham, Holy Trinity – Rothwell (Harrow) 1921, 1935. Retains what is now a very rare example of Rothwell’s patent console with the stops between the keyboards.
Norwich, Heigham, St. Barnabas – Middleton 1926
Norwich, Heigham, St. Philip – Mack 1870 (this church is now demolished - sk)
Norwich, Heigham, St. Thomas Storr 1977
Norwich, Methodist, Mile Cross – Norman & Beard 1914. One of the few remaining examples of their ‘disc and button’ type of console.
Norwich, Methodist, Rosebery Road – installed Storr 1958 from a church in Manchester. Enlarged 1998 by John Plunkett (Frettenham).
Norwich, URC, Princes Street – ‘Father’ Willis 1870, rebuilt Henry Willis III 1930
Norwich, URC, Unthank Road – Norman Bros., ex-St. Michael, Coslaney. Rebuilt in the new church by members of the congregation.
Norwich, New Catton, Christ Church – Norman & Beard 1912
Norwich, Tuckswood, St. Paul – Boggis 1882, for residence of Arthur Davies, Norwich. Here 1888.

Old Buckenham – by Stanton Gildersleeve (Bury St. Edmunds) for his own house. Here 1949.
Old Hunstanton – Walker 1936, 1954. Nice case.
Ormsby St. Margaret – Norman & Beard 1896
Ormesby St. Michael – Bevington 1860
Oulton – built by amateur Archie Chaffey and presented to the church on his death 1941. Some pipes are made of paper and cardboard.
Outwell – Holdich c.1874
Overstrand – Norman & Beard organ rebuilt and enlarged Bower 2002.
Oxborough – one of W.C. Mack’s first jobs c.1850, possibly an old Holdich
Oxburgh Hall chapel – chamber organ attributed to Snetzler.

Paston – Norman & Beard 1889
Pentney – Norman & Beard 1915
Pirnough – Mark Noble organ 1865 went to Itteringham after gale damage to the church.
Plumstead St. Michael – Norman & Beard 1886
Poringland – Bishop
Postwick – W.C. Mack 1866
Potter Heigham built by Hedgeland (London) 1879 for Thorpe St. Andrew, moved to Stratton Strawless Hall, later to Lound Hall (both owned by W.J. Birkbeck, an authority on Russian church music and plainsong). Here in 1947.
Pulham Market – Norman & Beard 1898. Old Bullen organ went to Mattishall.
Pulham St. Mary – Bodley case 1886, small Hill organ.

Quidenham – Wordsworth & Maskell 1888
Quidenham, Carmelite Monastery – notable Richard Bower organ 1998

Rackheath – Corps, rebuilt Middleton ex-All Saints, Norwich. Here 1978.
Ranworth – Norman & Beard 1911
Redenhall – Holdich 1843
Reedham – electronic organ after fire in 1970.
Reepham – Harrison organ 1907/8 from Whitwell moved along here 1970.
Repps – Walker 1861
Reymerston – Middleton 1938
Riddlesworth – Hill, Norman & Beard 1917 (one of the first after amalgamation of Hill and Norman & Beard)
Ridlington – Bishop & Starr, ex-St. Peter, Woldingham, Surrey, thence to St. Felix School Chapel, Felixtowe, and then to Shelfanger. Here 1995.
Ringland – Middleton 1933
Ringstead – Bryceson
Rockland All Saints – Rayson 1943
Rockland St. Peter – Arnold installed anonymous organ ex-N Walsham Congregational 1946
Rollesby – Norman & Beard 1897
Rougham – Middleton 1925
Roughton – Norman & Beard 1886 replaced by modern instrument
Roydon (near Diss) – Norman 1873 rebuilt Boggis
Roydon (near Lynn) – Walker 1873
Runhall – Glasspool (Wymondham) c.1901. Unplayable but kept because it has a memorial plaque on it.
Runham – Norman & Beard 1911 moved to Hockering
Rushford – Gray & Davison 1860
Ryston – Bryceson organ went to High Kelling.

Saham Toney – parish hacked up Norman & Beard organ to put an electronic in the console opening.
Salhouse – Bishop
Salle – Norman & Beard 1912
Salthouse – Norman & Beard organ installed by Boggis from Queen Street Methodist, Norwich
Sandringham – Case by Sir Arthur Blomfield (1890), Walker organ.
Saxlingham – Bevington organ from Catholic Apostolic Church, Kentish Town, installed 1968.
Saxlingham Nethergate – Norman & Beard 1896.
Saxthorpe – T.S. Jones, ex-Cordwalles School, Camberley
Scarning – Norman & Beard 1886 ex-SS Simon & Jude, Norwich. Here 1919.
Scole – W.A. Boggis for residence in Wymondham 1953. Here in 1964.
Scottow – unique organ case, built for (or by) the squire, Sir Henry Durrant 1859, incorporating old carving including what appears to be a Jacobean fireplace. The original was a very large instrument for its date and place, and when the Squire intended to play on the pedals he would post a notice, ‘On Sunday next, Sir Henry Durrant, Bart., will use the Big Pedal Stop’. The actual construction may have been done by Benjamin Collins, and the organ was rebuilt on a smaller scale by Cedric Arnold 1938.
Scoulton – Casson ‘Positive said to have been bought from a pub in Lowestoft. Another, possibly more reliable, version says it came from Weston, Suffolk.
Sculthorpe – Snetzler chamber organ, ex-Assembly Rooms, York.
Sea Palling – some pipes said to be over 200 years old.
Sedgeford – 1862, rebuilt by Mack in 1893
Seething – Storr 1961
Shelfanger – much travelled organ went to Ridlington.
Shelton – There was a pipe organ here, which went to Keswick Hall Chapel long ago and is now in Yorkshire. The church contains a French harmonium which has been commercially recorded.
Sheringham St Peter – Norman & Beard 1928, rebuilt and enlarged.
Sheringham St Joseph – Richard Heslop (London)
Shernborne – Norman & Beard 1901
Shipdham – Griffen & Stroud (Bath) 1903 ex-Calne Baptist, Wilts. Installed here by Holmes & Swift 1985 and improved 2000.
Shotesham – Holdich 1846
Shropham – Henry Jones c.1875
Sidestrand – ‘Paddy’ Benson 1909 for Norman & Beard. Rebuild of 1887 N&B organ for SS Simon & Jude, Norwich (for previous organ there, see Scarning).
Sloley – W.C. Mack using pipes by Kirkland from Thorley, Hertfordshire.
Smallburgh – Samuel Street (King’s Lynn) ex-Holme-next-the-Sea. Here 1937.
Snettisham – Kirkland 1885
Southburgh – Organ ex-Taverham Hall went to Little Fransham 1950
Southery – Norman & Beard 1899
Southrepps – F. Hughes (London) for Hanworth Hall. Here 1922. Rosewood case and stops inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
South Acre – chamber organ c.1850, supplied by Boggis 1999.
South Creake – Bevington 1870
South Lopham – Bevington 1878
South Pickenham – organ ex-West Tofts, pipework by Hooghuys (Belgium), rest possibly by Bishop 1857. Enlarged by Miller (Cambridge). Case design most probably by Sir John Sutton (not Pugin), built by Bethune of Ghent, who did a lot of work for Sutton (e.g. St. Andrew the Less, Cambridge. Organ case). Here 1950.
South Rainham – Bevington c.1860
South Runcton – Samuel Street (King’s Lynn)
South Walsham – G.P England 1791 ex-Norwich Assembly Rooms, via St. Laurence. Rebuilt here by Wood Wordsworth (Leeds).
South Wooton – Bower 1990
Sparham – Holdich 1845, from a school in Northamptonshire.
Spooner Row – Bevington
Sprowston, St. Cuthbert – Rayson 1905, additions by Ralph Bootman 1974.
Sprowston, SS Mary & Margaret – Godball
Sprowston, St. George Catholic church – The electronic organ by Miller of Norwich was, when built in 1962, the largest electronic organ built in Britain. It is still in use.
Stalham – Corps 1918
Stanfield – Norman & Beard 1899
Stanhoe – Allen (Bristol) c.1840, ex-Stoke Ferry
Starston – Boggis 1992 after old organ destroyed in a gale. Good case.
Stoke Holy Cross – replaced by an electrone, but may still be there. Practice organ by Alfred Hunter (London) for Zachariah Buck of Norwich Cathedral c.1867. Here in 1878. Recast by Ralph Bootman 1967. One of the smallest three manual organs ever built – 5 speaking stops!
Stow Bardolph – Holdich c.1869
Stratton Strawless – E.W. Norman 1882, Hill, Norman & Beard 1939
Strumpshaw – Norman & Beard 1895
Suffield – Rayson 1877
Surlingham – Norman & Beard 1898 for The Chantry, Norwich. Here 1930.
Sutton – James Corps 1860s, ex-Stalham.
Swaffham – Bishop 1877
Swaffham, Our Lady of Pity Catholic church – Jardine (Manchester) c.1900
Swafield – Rayson 1880
Swainsthorpe – Nicholls & Fitt 1919
Swannington – used to have an old ex-practice organ, smallest two manual on record, only two stops. New organ 1982 by Richard Bower – nice case.
Swanton Abbot – Hill c.1867
Swanton Morley – Norman & Beard 1887 ex-St. Michael-at-Plea, Norwich 1970
Swanton Novers – Bishop 1904, rebuilt Arnold, Williamson & Hyatt 1961.
Swardestone – Storr 1967
Syderstone – T.C. Lewis 1880

Tacolneston – Samuel & Twyford (Dalston) 1880
Tasburgh – Norman & Beard 1909
Tatterford – Gilks (Peterborough) model organ 1970 ex-Convent, Walsingham. Here 1999.
Taverham – Holdich 1860
Terrington St Clement – Rest Cartwright (London) 1910
Terrington St John – Holdich 1856
Tharston – Norman & Beard 1905
Thelveton – Bishop 1900
Thetford, St. Cuthbert – Binns (Leeds) 1910.
Thetford – St. Mary the Less – fine organ by Hart of Redgrave 1809, now at Little Waldingfield, Suffolk 1991
Thetford, St. Peter – Mark Noble (1855)
Thetford URC – 1870 Denman (York) ex-St. Cuthbert’s 1910
Thompson – Casson ‘Positive’ 1913, rebuilt Bower 1995. NB: the case is not by Pugin, as suggested by Pevsner, but a standard Casson type.
Thornage – Thomas Elliot chamber organ 1812, ex-Swanton Novers Hall
Thornham – Casson ‘Positive’ 1905 rebuilt Storr 1978
Thorpe Abbotts – Bates 1835, converted from barrel to finger Rayson 1878
Thorpe Hamlet, St. Leonard – J.C. Bishop (this church is now demolished - sk)
Thorpe Hamlet, St. Matthew – Rayson 1877 (a new church, replacing old one with the same dedication, was built in the 1990s - did they take the old organ with them? - sk)
Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Bates chamber organ c.1850 in the shape of an upright piano (cf Cransford, Suffolk) from a London residence. Here 1959.
Thurlton - Bevington 1850 ex-Stragglethorpe, Lincolnshire. Here 1962, via Hedenham Church and Rectory.
Thurne – George Pike England c.1813 for Oby Rectory. Here 1912.
Thursford – Gray & Davison 1864
Thuxton – Norman & Beard 1911
Thwaite St. Mary – amateur job from Barnby Rectory, Suffolk, front pipes from Mark Noble organ at Necton Hall.
Tibenham – Rayson 1871
Tilney All Saints – Henry Jones
Tilney St Lawrence – Walker 1864.
Titchwell – Forster & Andrews 1865.
Tittleshall – Binns 1895 in a poor state – temporary organ by Bower.
Tivetshall St. Margaret – second hand organ 1950 via Gordon Paget.
Toft Monks – anonymous, bought from a house in Beccles in 1943.
Topcroft – Norman & Beard 1890
Tottenhill – Norman & Beard 1889
Trimingham – John Windus (London) here from elsewhere. Only known organ by this builder.
Trowse Newton – Norman & Beard 1913
Trunch – William Gray chamber organ 1808
Tunstall – first organ built by W. Norman, founder of Norman & Beard, originally in his home in London. Shaped liked an upright piano.
Tunstead – Norman & Beard 1915
Tuttington – Mark Noble 1965. Here c.1999.

Upper Sheringham – Case by Arthur Hill 1911
Upton – Holdich 1865, ex-St. Andrew, Norwich. Here 1905.
Upwell, Christ Church – Lewis & Co.
Upwell, St. Peter – Kingsgate Davidson (London) 1925

Walcott – ex-East Ruston 1978
Walpole St. Andrew – Forster & Andrews 1873
Walpole St. Peter – Boggis 1996. Fine case.
Warham All Saints – Norman & Beard 1887
Watlington – Walker 1901
Watton – Norman & Beard 1887, rebuilt Storr 1975
Waxham – Bates
Weasenham All Saints – Norman & Beard 1906
Weasenham St. Peter – Walker 1873 for Bayham Abbey, Kent via Paddock Wood Methodist. Here 1973.
Weeting – James Scott (West Tofts)
Welborne – c.1900
Wells-next-the-Sea – Forster & Andrews 1888
Welney – Holdich
Wereham – Casson ‘Positive’
Westacre – possibly Daniel Gray c.1820
Weston Longville – Walker 1906
West Bradenham – possibly by Mark Noble c.1855
West Lynn – Ascribed to Elliot & Hill, but could be Holdich or a temporary Bevington organ from St. Margaret’s. Converted to 2 manual by Wordsworth 1895. A few tiny suggestions remain of a proper case.
West Newton – Walker 1881, presented by Queen Victoria, enlarged for Edward VII 1908.
West Rudham – Norman & Beard 1894
West Runton – Williamson & Hyatt 1958
West Somerton – Bishop 1934 ex-Enbury Park RC, Dorset. Here 1955. Also an old barrel organ case.
West Tofts – first organ now at Great Walsingham, second at South Pickenham.
West Walton – an old Holdich with an interesting case was supplanted by a 3 manual Willis rebuild from a church in Sheffield, but the Holdich remained in the church. The Willis is reported as being gone in 2004.
West Winch – Conacher 1912 from a chapel in Yorkshire. Here 1967.
Weybourne – Casson ‘Positive’ 1908
Whissonsett – Nicholson (Rochdale) 1850 for a Lancashire house. Here 1896.
Whitington – anonymous
Whitwell – Harrison organ moved along the corridor to Reepham.
Wicklewood – Casson ‘Positive’
Wickmere – Henry Fincham (1880) for a residence, thence to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Here 1963.
Wickhampton – case George Pike England 1810 ex-Freethorpe Manor.
Wiggenhall St. Germans – Norman & Beard 1900
Wiggenhall St. Mary – Holdich 1880
Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen – John Dixon (Cambridge) 1874
Wighton – amateur job – unplayable
Wilby – Norman & Beard
Wilton – Casson ‘Positive’
Wimbotsham – W.B. Cowing (Barnet) 1906. thought to be his only ‘solo’ effort, although he was in partnership with Robert Spurden Rutt for a while.
Winfarthing – Rayson 1889
Winterton – Brindley & Foster (Leeds) 1896 dismantled 1998, due to be replaced with Norman & Beard organ from Ormesby St. Margaret.
Witton – barrel and finger organ by Walker 1857 for Witton Rectory. NPOR also has details of a 3 manual organ by C.H. Whiteley in this church.
Wiveton – Holdich chamber organ,built for the Great Exhibition 1851, then to Bayfield Hall, and also stood in Cley Church for a while. Odd Italianate case.
Wolferton – ‘Father’ Willis 1886
Wood Norton – Middleton 1927
Woodbastwick – Norman & Beard 1905
Wood Rising – Flight & Robson barrel organ 1826
Worstead – Rayson 1879, completed in recent years by Bower.
Wramplingham – Casson ‘Positive’
Wreningham – Hunter 1870, ex-Brocklebank Institution Chapel, Wandsworth. Here 1956.
Wretton – Walker c.1850
Wroxham – Storr 1972
Wymondham – very important large organ built by James Davies and supplied by Longman & Broderip 1793. Later modifications left a very versatile instrument incorporating the old pipes. There is also a James Davis chamber organ c.1810, ex-Battle, East Sussex.

Yaxham – Norman & Beard 1891
Yelverton – Storr




David Drinkell BA, FRCO(CHM), ADCM, ARCM
Organist & Choir Director
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist,
St. John’s
Newfoundland

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