Built / Designed For: Lister family
House & Family History: Built in the 17th century as a merchant's townhouse, the house is today a museum that celebrates William Wilberforce, who was born here in 1759. Wilberforce was an MP, social reformer, and abolitionist who is most noted for his 1807 act of parliament that abolished the slave trade in the British Empire.
Country Life: CIX, 938, 1951.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: No Park
Past Seat / Home of: Lister family, 17th century. William Wilberforce, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Museum
Ownership Details: Since 1903 owned by the Hull City Council, who operate it as Wilberforce House Museum.