Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast.
John Powell Powell (1769-1849) created Quex Park when he amalgamated the land of two farms – Quex Mansion House Farm and ‘Mr Tomlin’s Farm’. John Powell Powell not only rebuilt Quex House within his ownership but also began the programme of tree planting and commissioned the building of the three unique towers on the Estate.
The Park is an oasis of parkland and trees in a Thanet landscape of open topography and urban development. Quex Park is a haven for birdlife and many different species are frequently seen hovering in the sky over the Estate and the surrounding areas, which is still farmed today.
Like many traditional country estates, the profitability of farming alone was not able to provide for the upkeep of the various historic buildings and parkland. As a result, the Estate has diversified its many redundant and outdated agricultural buildings, creating attractions for visitors and tourists.
Quex Park is the home of the Trust for Thanet Archaeology which is a charitable Trust, set up to promote the study of Thanet’s Archaeology. The Trust offers professional archaeological services in Thanet and East Kent as well as maintaining a Thanet Sites and Monuments Register.