|Architectural style||Greek Revival style|
|Client||Thomas Wright (1773-1845)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||W J Donthome|
|Designations||Grade II* listed building|
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.
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.
- 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
- The official website of the BHI
- History of Upton Hall on the BHI's website
- A virtual tour of Upton Hall on the BHI's website