The Screen Organ

Discussions regarding the Screen Organ took place from 1989 and 1994 between the Rector Chori and organ experts. John Norman (adviser to the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England), organ builders N. P. Mander Ltd, Stephen Bicknell and Ian Bell were particularly helpful in clarifying what could or could not be done, once the decision had been taken to preserve (on historical and financial grounds) the Caröe case.

The Nave Organ

An organ was built for Southwell Minster in 1662/3 by ‘Mr Derbie’; this was replaced in 1701 by a new one-manual instrument in a fine case on the screen, probably built by Father Smith, repaired after a Nave roof fire in 1711, and again in 1727.

Publication about the Organs

The Organs of Southwell Minster is a 72-page illustrated booklet written by Paul Hale, former Rector Chori. This booklet is available to buy in the Cathedral Shop or online.

Below you can view some sample pages from the booklet.