Broome Park

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Broome Park

Broome Park is a Grade I listed building in Kent, England.

History[edit]

The house was built between 1635 and 1638.[1] Originally commissioned for and occupied by Sir Basil Dixwell, 1st Baronet, who had been Member of Parliament for Hythe, it passed down through various generations of Dixwell baronets until it was inherited by Sir Henry Oxenden, 6th Baronet; it then passed down through various generations of Oxenden baronets to Sir Percy Dixwell Nowell Dixwell-Oxenden, 10th Baronet.[2] The estate was bought in 1911 by Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, who commissioned the remodelling of the house by Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey; they also created a formal garden and carriage approach.[1] In the early 1930s the estate was bought by Mr G C Jell who transformed the house into a country house hotel.[2] During World War II the estate was requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence.[2] The estate is now a golf and country club.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kitchener and Broome Park, Kent". Bonhams. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lord Kitchener and secrets of his Canterbury country house". Kent News. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Broome Park Owners Club". Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 51°11′25″N 1°10′26″E / 51.1904°N 1.1738°E / 51.1904; 1.1738