Built / Designed For: Francis Smallman
House & Family History: Wilderhope is noted for its fine plaster ceilings and remarkable wooden spiral staircase. In 1936 the Wilderhope Estate was purchased by the W.A. Cadbury Trust, who donated it to the National Trust on condition that it be used as youth hostel. The unfurnished house remains a youth hostel today.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Francis Smallman, late 16th century; Major Thomas Smallman, 17th century; Smallman family here until 1734. Thomas Lutwyche, 1734.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use
Ownership Details: Opeated as a hostel since 1937 by the Youth Hostel Association; limited access to some rooms.