DiCamillo Companion
England

Wiston House (Wiston Park)

  • House & Family History: Since 1951 Wiston House has been home to the Wilton Park Conference, one of the world's leading centers for the discussion of international policy challenges. The institution takes its name from the Wilton Park estate in Buckinghamshire, which was used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. The Wilton Park Conference initiated the first discussions on post-war German democracy in 1946.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The House sits in 6,000 acres of parkland.

  • Architect: Edward Blore

    Date: Circa 1840-43
    Designed: Altered House for Charles Goring

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  • Country Life: XXV, 306, 1909.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Fagge, 17th century. Sir Charles Mathew Goring, 5th Bt., 18th century; Goring family here since 1743.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Conference Center

    Ownership Details: In 1991 Wilton Park became an executive agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The House can be booked for conferences, meetings, and weddings.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01903-815-020

    Fax: 01903-816-373

    Email: foiteam@wiltonpark.org.uk

    Website: http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No