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VILLA

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A term for a type of house, with varying definitions according to period. Georgian and later period villas were often detached town houses, whereas Roman villas were high-status and usually associated with a rural estate.

Related Terms

Term Note
FARM A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known.
FARMSTEAD A farmhouse and ancillary farm buildings forming a group.
TOWN HOUSE An urban residence of a merchant or laird, either detached or in a terrace. For a building used for local administration use TOLBOOTH

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