The House was originally built as a Hunting Lodge c1625, for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I. Calvert later became 1st Lord Baltimore and was granted a royal charter by Charles I to settle a region in the Americas which was later called Maryland. Calvert died five weeks before the Charter was sealed, leaving the settlement of the Colony to his son, Cecil. The house contains a fascinating history of the four families who have lived at Kiplin while the gardens have recently been restored.
Some of the surfaces are uneven at Kiplin however the Hall is currently fundraising to change the historic gravel to self-binding gravel. Please telephone 01748 818178 to arrange free wheelchair loan and an update on suitability for wheelchair access.