The Organ Loft, Belper

153c Far Laund, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FP

This is a private residence with occasional events


3/10 Compton

Muted Trumpet, Tuba, Diapason, Tibia, Clarinet, Oboe Horn, Cello, Flute, Stopped Flute, Vox Humana + Piano & Melotone

A Number: 516

Current Transmission System: Compton Relays

Original Location: Plaza Cinema, Crosby

Original Opening Date: 2nd September 1939


This organ has the distinction of being the very last Theatre Pipe Organ built by the John Compton Organ Company and installed in a UK cinema.

1939: On 2nd September the Plaza Cinema, Crosby nr Liverpool opened with George Dawson at the Compton.

1974: The Compton was removed to a private residence in Chester.

1988: The Compton was purchased by David Redfern and installed in a building originally designed as a Pigsty in Belper.

1989: The Compton was officially opened on 2nd September.

Since then a further 5 ranks have been added Diapason, Stopped Flute, Clarinet, Oboe Horn, Vox Humana and an Upright Piano