Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for QUEX

QUEX, an estate in Birchington parish, Kent; 3 miles W S W of Margate. It belonged to the Queke or Quex family; passed, in the time of Henry VII., to the Crispes; and belongs now to the Cottons. Henry Crispe, a distinguished Puritan, was carried off hence, in 1657, by some royalists, and long detained a prisoner in Belgium. William III. used to rest here before and after his passages to Holland. The present mansion is modern; and the park contains two towers, which serve as goodsea-marks.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "an estate"   (ADL Feature Type: "land parcels")
Administrative units: Birchington Ch/CP       Kent AncC

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