The old Rushworth and Dreaper instrument shop
The old Rushworth and Dreaper instrument shop

Rushworth and Dreaper was a firm of organ builders, and later general instrument suppliers associated with Paul McCartney[1] based in Liverpool.[2] The manufacturer was founded in 1828 by William Rushworth, operating until 2002. Upon its liquidation, its archives were mostly destroyed, and the Victorian clock in the works tower was removed. The premises are now occupied by Henry Willis & Sons.

Organs built by the company (in date order)

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2008)


  1. ^ "University to research history of Rushworths music business - University of Liverpool News". News. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. ^ Stephen Bicknell. The History of the English Organ (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
  3. ^ "Opening of a New Organ at Bradbourn Church". Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal. England. 14 September 1866. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ Lancashire (Merseyside), Knowsley, St. Mary (D07779), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 6 August 2011
  5. ^ "The impact of the proposed expansion of Southend Airport on nearby parish churches" (PDF). Church Buildings Council of the Church of England. July 2009. pp. 53–59. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  6. ^ a b Bicknell, 1999, p. 375.
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  9. ^ St. Michael And All Angels Church Archived 20 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Church organs at All Saints, Clifton.
  11. ^ St. Mary the Virgin, Hennock.
  12. ^ Bicknell, 1999, p333.
  13. ^
    • Ealing Abbey, St Benedic's School, London 1967.
    St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead - a bit of History.
  14. ^ Galway Cathedral webpage