The House from a circa 1915 postcard
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.
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
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.