“I pass half the week at Strawberry – lilacs and nightingales are in full bloom.”
Horace Walpole, May 1761


The Strawberry Hill Trust

The Strawberry Hill Trust was formed in August 2002 with a mission to restore Horace Walpole’s gothic villa and open it to a wider public. The Trust has taken over a 120 year lease from the Catholic Education Service, the owner of the property, and secured £8.9 million in funding to restore the building and garden. Our Trustees are drawn from a wide professional background.

A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Company Registration: 4516140
Registered Charity: 1095618
VAT Registration: 894 30723

Business correspondence:
268 Waldegrave Road

Registered Office:
14 Elleray Road
TW11 0HG


  • Michael Snodin (Chairman)
  • Roger Hackett (Hon Secretary)
  • Terry Smith (Hon Treasurer)
  • Rosey Blackmore
  • Stephen Clarke
  • Charles Henderson
  • Valerie Humphrey
  • George Hunter
  • Carole Patey
  • Catherine Porteous
  • John Reeve
  • Chris Sumner
  • Nicholas Barber
  • Nicholas Smith