Kiplin Hall Vector

The Hall

400 years of history



Built by George Calvert, Secretary of State to James 1 and Founder of Maryland USA, in the early 1620s as a hunting lodge, Kiplin Hall is a unique Jacobean house filled with the furniture, portraits, paintings, and the personal belongings of the four families who have owned the Hall the past 400 years.

The Hall has undergone many changes over the four centuries, and now plays host to no end of fascinating stories revealing a rich history with an international flavour.

Visit Kiplin Hall and wander from room to room, enjoying the treasures on display, and the fascinating stories that await you in a home that feels as though one is following its Victorian owners, and WWII tenants, through the rooms.

Sights in the Hall

Library

Built in 1820 in a Gothic style, the library contains over 2500 books and was commissioned by Lord and Lady Tyrconnel. It has beautiful heraldic stained glass windows showing his direct descent from King John.

Sights in the Hall

Travellers’ Bedroom

Much of the hall is filled with examples of art and furniture from the many different lands the families visited. The Travellers’ bedroom contains an Italian bed, Indian chairs and Japanese prints.

Sights in the Hall

Servants' Tunnels

Although the servants’ wing was demolished in 1976, you can still get a feel for life ‘below stairs’ in the servants tunnels, which grant access across the first floor to allow them to move discreetly between rooms.

Sights in the Hall

Second World War Kitchen

Left in the state it was in when the hall was given to the charity in 1971, the Second World War Kitchen records a time when the hall was used for officers’ quarters during the war.

Sights in the Hall

Long Gallery

70 feet end to end, the Long Gallery gives views over the lake at one side and the avenue of lime trees at the other. With a Georgian fireplace and paintings galore, it is perfect to stretch your legs in on a wet day. Watch out for the crocodile!