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Abbott and Smith

Abbott and Smith were a firm of organ builders based in Leeds, England from 1869 to 1964.



Isaac Abbott established the firm in Leeds in 1869. He had worked for William Hill in London for 20 years. Another Hill employee, William Stanwix Smith, was manager until Isaac Abbott retired in 1889. The firm followed the tonal style of Edmund Schulze.

From 1889 William Smith and Isaac Abbott’s son continued the firm. Later it passed to Smith’s sons and grandson.

In 1964 the firm was bought by J.H. Horsfall.

List of organs

  • St Peter's Church, Parwich 1873
  • All Souls, Blackman Lane 1877
  • St Andrew's Church, Aysgarth 1880
  • St Michael's Church, Derby 1880 enlarged
  • Church of All Souls, Bolton 1881
  • St Mary's Church, Eastling 1882
  • St John the Baptist's Church, Kirby Wiske 1883
  • Holy Trinity Church, Wensley 1885
  • St Peter and St Paul's Church, Bolton-by-Bowland 1886
  • Holy Trinity Church, Skipton 1888 organ moved
  • Blenheim Palace 1888 (now in St Swithun's church, Hither Green)
  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, Cambridge 1890
  • St George's Minster, Doncaster 1894 new console and blowing equipment
  • St John's Church, Silverdale 1897
  • St John and All Saints' Church, Easingwold 1903
  • Emmanuel Cathedral, Durban 1912
  • The old Sōgakudō Concert Hall, Tokyo 1920
  • The King's School, Pontefract, West Yorkshire. 1934 (NPOR N07106)
  • St Luke, Wallsend, Tyneside. Undated (NPOR G00156)
  • Trinity Church, Goole. East Yorkshire. Installed date as yet unknown.
  • References

    Abbott and Smith Wikipedia

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