DiCamillo Companion

Quex House (Quex Park)

  • House & Family History: Quex House was completed in 1813 with wings to the east and west added in 1883. During World War I the House became an Auxiliary Military Hospital run by the Birchington Voluntary Aid Detachment.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Park is noted for its two towers built by John Powell Powell. The first, built for the firing of canon, is north of the House and is a round, castellated brick tower. The second, the Waterloo Tower, is to the south of the House and was completed in 1819 of red brick. It has cast iron battlements and a slender openwork spire on flying buttresses, supposedly modeled on the tower of Faversham Church.

  • Title: Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, The
    Author: Newman, John
    Year Published: 1969
    Reference: pg. 139
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: John Powell Powell, early 19th century; Powell-Cotton family, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Museum

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Trustees of Powell-Cotton Museum.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01843-842-168

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.quexpark.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: Yes