Nottingham St Peter


The organ case Plaque by the organ

Organ case by John Snetzler, c.1770, (formerly in York Minster). Removed here in 1812 during repair of the Minster after a fire.

A plaque on the floor next to the organ states the origin, though doubts on the Snetzler connection were raised in an article by Martin Renshaw & Peter Horne.

The woodwork below the Snetzler case, which houses a door through into the vestry, was adapted from St James’ Church. An elliptical brass plaque affixed near ground level reads:

The ORGAN was
erected by Subscription
in the Parish of St Peter Nottingham

Augst 14th 1812

The Revd Doctr Staunton   RECTOR
Fras Braithwaite  
I Ibbotson   SIDESMAN

In 2010, a new instrument was installed in the church which, at the time, was unique in the UK: it was the first organ of its size to seamlessly combine pipe and digital technology alongside one another. The new organ remains in the north-east corner of the church behind the beautiful eighteenth-century casework, and several of the historic pipe ranks from the original 1812 organ have been retained. More information can be found at