Dictionary of Organs and Organists (1921) edited by Frederick W. Thornsby

The following entries for the local area are extracted from the Dictionary of Organs and Organists, edited by Frederick W. Thornsby.

The main organ builders mentioned are:

  • Abbott & Smith of Leeds[1]
  • Binns of Leeds[2]
  • Conacher of Huddersfield
  • Jardine of Manchester[3]

HOLMFIRTH.

U.M. Church — Built 1913 by Conacher. 2 manuals, 17 sp. stops, 4 couplers, tr. and pneu. action, hand bl. Organist : Miss A. England.

HONLEY.

Parish Church. — Built by Conacher. 3 manaual, 31 sp. stops, 10 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Oak case. Organist : J. E. Goddard.

HUDDERSFIELD.

AEnon Baptist, Milnsbridge. — Built 1900 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 27 sp. stops, 9 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : T. Cotton.

All Saints’ Church, Almondbury. — Built 1890 by Abbott & Smith. 3 manuals, 20 sp. stops, 5 couplers, hyd. bl. Organist : G. F. Garner.

Baptist Church, Birkby. — Built 1915 by Conacher. 2 manuals, 18 sp. stops, 7 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : Charles H. Shaw.

Buxton Road Sunday School. — Built by Conacher. 2 manuals, 10 sp. stops, 4 couplers, hyd. bl.

Christ Church, Woodhouse. — Built 1906 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 27 sp stops, 8 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : F. Netherwood, F.R.C.O.

Christ Church, Moldgreen. — Built 1914 by Binns. 2 manuals, 22 sp. stops, 9 couplers, pneu. action, elec. bl.

Hillhouse Congregational Church. — Built by Jardine. 3 manuals, 30 sp. stops, 8 couplers.

Lindley Parish Church. — Built by Conacher. 3 manuals, 31 sp. stops, 12 couplers, pneu. action, elec. bl. Organist : H. H. Sandwell, F.R.C.O.

New North Road Baptist Church. — Rebuilt 1921 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 34 sp. stops, 11 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist: E. W. Baxter.

Parish Church. — Built 1910 by Conacher. 4 manuals, 45 sp. stops, 13 couplers, hyd. bl. Organist : G. H. Osborne, F.R.C.O.

St. Aidan's Church. — Built by Hill ; installed in present Church and rebuilt 1910 by Conacher. 2 manuals, 14 sp. stops, 2 couplers, hand bl. Organist : G. H. A. Turton.

St. James Presbyterian Church. — Built by Abbott & Smith. 3 manuals, 26 stops, elec. bl.

St. Paul's Church. — Built 1900 by Abbott & Smith. 3 manuals, 34 sp. stops, 7 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Oak case. Organist : A. Pearson, MUS. B. (OXON.), F.R.C.O.

St. Thomas' Church[4]. — Built 1915 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 39 sp. stops, 14 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : James Stott.

Town Hall. — Built 1878, restored 1902, and restored and enlarged 1920 by Willis. 4 manuals, 55 sp. stops, 14 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : A. Pearson, MUS. B. (OXON.), F.R.C.O.

Trinity Wesleyan Church, Fartown. — Built 1898 and rebuilt 1905 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 34 sp. stops, 10 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : Arthur H. Cliffe.

U.M. Church, Deighton. — Built 1915 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 28 sp. stops, 10 couplers, pneu. action, elec bl.

U.M. Church, Paddock. — Built 1913 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 25 sp. stops, 11 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : J. W. Whiteley.

Wesleyan Church, Berry Brow. — Built 1902 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 24 sp. stops, 6 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl.

Wesleyan Church, Gledholt. — Built by Conacher. 3 manuals, 36 sp. stops, 8 couplers, pneu. action. Pitch pine case. Organist : J. F. Sykes, F.R.C.O.

Wesleyan Church, Longwood. — Built by Conacher. 3 manuals, 32 sp. stops, 8 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Pitch pine case.

Wesleyan Church Queen Street. — Built by Young; restored 1911 by Conacher. 3 manuals, 40 sp. stops, 6 couplers, pneu. action. Organist : H. Stather.

Zion Methodist Church, Lindley. — Built 1871 ; restored 1890 by Brindley. 3 manuals, 32 sp. stops, 9 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl. Organist : S. E. Worton.

LINTHWAITE.

Wesleyan Church. — Built 1920 by Binns. 3 manuals, 30 sp. stops, 12 couplers, pneu. action, elec. bl. Organist : J. H. Alston.

MARSDEN.

Parish Church. — Built 1919 by Binns. 3 manuals, 29 sp. stops, 12 couplers, pneu. action, hyd. bl.

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