Broome Park

Canterbury Road, Canterbury, Kent

Built between 1635 and 1638, for Sir Basil Dixwell (1585-1642), 1st Bt., M.P. It remained in the Dixwell - subsequently Dixwell-Oxenden - family until the early 20th century, having been leased in the interim to several prominent people including William Bingham (1800-1852), the son and heir of America's first millionaire. In 1911, the estate was purchased by Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), 1st Earl Kitchener, who remodelled the house and created the formal garden and new carriage approach. In the 1930s it was converted it into a country house hotel, as it remains today. 

This house is best associated with...

William Bingham

William Bingham, of Montreal, Paris, then Broome Park, Kent

1800-1852

Marie-Charlotte de Lotbinière

Marie-Charlotte (Chartier de Lotbiniere) Bingham, Seigneuresse de Rigaud

1805-1866

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 31/10/2018 and last updated on 31/12/2020.

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