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.
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.