Kiplin Hall, a 17th century mansion with links to USA
This evening, I am posting information on Kiplin Hall, a grand Jacobean house which was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to King James I (England) and founder of Maryland, USA. Today, there is a continuing link with Maryland via the University of Maryland Study Center at Kiplin Hall, which is a valuable resource available to students in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The property dates from 1619, subsequent to which has belonged to four families connected by blood or marriage. Former owners had royal connections including King John, James I, and Charles I and II.
Over the centuries the property has benefited from embellishments and additions to both house and gardens including a large extension that housed a Gothic drawing-room, designed in 1818 by architect, P.F. Robinson.
The house is well endowed with the furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personalia of the families who lived here up to the Victorian period.
Location is about forty miles north of the city of York in northern England.