Upton Hall

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Upton Hall
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Upton Hall is located in Nottinghamshire
Upton Hall
General information
Architectural style Greek Revival style
Coordinates 53°04′58″N 0°54′15″W / 53.082672°N 0.904158°W / 53.082672; -0.904158
Construction started 1828
Completed 1832
Opening 1832
Renovated 1895
Client Thomas Wright (1773-1845)
Design and construction
Architect W J Donthome
Designations Grade II* listed building
This article is about the headquarters of the BHI. For other uses, see Upton Hall (disambiguation).

Upton Hall is the headquarters of the British Horological Institute (BHI) in Upton, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, England. It has been the headquarters since 1972. It houses a library and a museum, as well as a substantial collection of antique longcase clocks, owned by the institute. The hall is open to the public all year round.

History[edit]

The Hall was built in 1828 by Thomas Wright (1773-1845) a banker of Nottinghamshire. It was designed by the architect W J Donthome.

The hall was purchased in 1895 by John Warwick, a brewer of the firm 'Warwick & Richardson' based in Newark. He used it as a family home. He added a Ballroom, a Billiards Room, and a further six bedrooms. In 1936 the property was bought by Sir Albert Ball, though he never took up residence there.

In 1952 the hall was declared a listed building. It is now a grade II listed building, making it one of the most treasured 5% of all buildings in the UK.

The building was purchased by the BHI in 1972, where its headquarters have been ever since.

Owners[edit]

  • Thomas and Frances Wright 1828 - 1845
  • Revd. Joseph Banks Wright and Sophia Wright 1845
  • Philip Richard Faulkner and Alicia Falkner 1857 - 1888
  • Mary Frances Falkner 1888 - 1894
  • John Francis Warwick and Eliza Gertrude Warwick 1895 - 1935
  • Sir Albert Ball 1936 - 1939
  • Fathers of the Holy Ghost (Roman Catholic College) 1939 - 1972
  • British Horological Institute 1972 - current

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