Perlethorpe St John


The double arch in the
chancel, where the organ
was originally located

Messrs C Lloyd of Nottingham built the original two manual church organ which had electrically operated bellows that were hand pumped during the many power cuts. It became old and increasingly expensive to keep in good playing order, and had to be replaced, although the pipes were in excellent condition. This organ was specified as follows:

Great:Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Clarabella 8'
Keraulophon 8'
Principal 4'
Flute 4'
Fifteenth 2'
Trumpet 8'
Clarinet 8'

Swell:Double Diapason 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Stopped Diapason 8'
Gamba 8'
Principal 4'
Fifteenth 2'
Oboe 8'

Pedal:Grand Bourdon 16'

Couplers:Swell to Great
Great to Pedal

2 composition pedals to Great

[Source for the above: British Institute of Organ Studies National Pipe Organ Register N13635]

The organ was originally situated on the North side of the Chancel, behind the double arch. Note the organist’s observation mirror is still to be seen on the wall.

A Viscount Jubilate electronic organ was purchased in 2001, and is positioned on a plinth, opposite the pulpit.