SK9772 : Organ in St Nicholas Church, Newport, Lincoln

taken 7 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Organ in St Nicholas Church, Newport, Lincoln
Organ in St Nicholas Church, Newport, Lincoln
The basis of the present instrument consists of pipework, materials and case from an organ erected by Thomas Nicholson, organ builder of Lincoln, at a cost of 127.19s
The organ was completely rebuilt with tubular-pneumatic action by Cousans & Sons in 1930. Provision was made at the rebuild for the addition of a trumpet stop and this was finally inserted in 1960 as a memorial to Arthur Maddison who was Organist & Choirmaster from 1920 to 1959.
After 53 years of service, the mechanism was worn out and a general rehabilitation of the instrument took place in 1983 by Messrs Henry Groves & Son of Nottingham. Groves installed their latest system of electric action, using Solid State.
In 1998 two firms undertook a close examination of the Organ and reports were submitted by Harrison & Harrison of Durham and Roger Jubb of Gainsborough. Both firms suggested that the Organ needed major work throughout. The Jubb quotation was accepted which suggested spending over 50,000 to complete all the necessary work. Initially the parish felt able only to tackle two stages of the required work costing around 25,000 however late in 1998, the Parish was awarded a grant of 25,000 from the Foundation for Sport and the Arts and it was decided to proceed to cover most of the work detailed by Roger Jubb. This was completed by end of April 1999.
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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 10 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
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St Nicholas 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9769 7245 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.4060N 0:32.2597W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9769 7245
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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