Sweetland Talents

William Sweetland
Bath’s Multi Talented Organ Builder (1822 – 1910)
‘Best organs in England for their size’
Accolades from Mr W T Best, Sir Walter Parratt and Sir F A Gore Ouseley

'Finest Living, Voicer, Tuner and Builder of Organs'

with the single exception of Mr Henry Bevington’

‘Finest Mechanist in England’
Mr Kendrick Pyne – Manchester Cathedral


Probably ‘Greatest Natural Genius in Bath’
Extracts taken from The Gentleman’s Journal 1 September 1896

Musician & Instrument Maker

 Essayed the making of a May Horn aged 4½ yrs
Made a Dulcimer aged 6 yrs

8 Key Accordion aged 9 yrs

Guitar aged 10 yrs

Violin aged 11 yrs

Cello aged12 yrs


Harp aged 13 yrs

 Inventor of Musical Improvements

Self Taught Architect

Accomplished Artist

Furniture Maker and Craftsman

Builder of a ‘Very Superior Waggonette’

Stone Mason
'Designer of Bath’s Finest Victorian Jubilee Illumination Display’
‘Kaleidoscopic effect - 18 feet from the front of the house’
The Gentleman’s Journal (undated)