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A rural residence or mansion.

Mansion (Non-Preferred)


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Term Note
BAKEHOUSE A service building to a country house, farm, etc, used for baking. If commercial premises use BAKERY.
CARRIAGE HOUSE An outbuilding used for the storage and maintenance of horse-drawn carriages.
CONSERVATORY A glasshouse, either adjoining a building or freestanding, used to grow and display plants.
DEER PARK A large, enclosed area where deer are kept. Used for hunting in the medieval period but now largely ornamental.
DOVECOT A house for doves and pigeons, with openings and provision inside for roosting and breeding.
ESTATE An extensive landed property, usually in the country.
ESTATE COTTAGE A cottage for workers on a country house estate.
ESTATE OFFICE An office for the administration of a town or country estate.
FARMHOUSE The main dwelling-house attached to a farm.
GARDEN An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific term where known.
GARDEN BUILDING A building or structure set in a garden. Use a more specific term where possible.
GARDEN FEATURE Unspecified landscape feature. Use more specific term where known.
GARDENERS LODGE A building for the use and accommodation of gardeners. Usually set in the grounds of a large house or estate.
GATE LODGE A building located at the gateway or entrance to an estate, park or other enclosed area of land.
HUNTING LODGE A building set on an estate or in a royal forest, used as short-term accommodation for hunting parties or to view a hunt in progress.
ICEHOUSE A semi-subterranean building used to store ice, for the preservation of fish, meat and other foods, cold drinks and medical supplies. Found in the grounds of large 19th century houses and also close to harbours used by fishing boats.
KITCHEN A building or room where food is prepared and cooked.
KITCHEN GARDEN A private garden established primarily for growing vegetables and herbs for domestic consumption.
LAIRDS HOUSE A medium-sized domestic residence of a lesser landholder c.1560-c.1750, the earliest being of tower-house form, the later ones of symmetrical rectangular plan.
MANOR HOUSE The principal house of a manor or village.
PALACE A building used as the official residence of royalty or of a high-ranking religious leader such as an Archbishop. Often large and richly furnished.
POLICIES The improved land surrounding a Scottish country house.
RIDING SCHOOL A school where people are taught to ride horses.
ROYAL PALACE A large, luxuriously appointed house used as an official residence by a member of royalty.
STABLE A building in which horses are accommodated.
TEA HOUSE A refreshment house in a public park or country house garden.
TOWER A tall building, either round, rectangular or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific term where known.
TOWER HOUSE A permanently occupied, fortified residence, built from the mid-14th to the 17th century. Tower-houses are rectilinear in plan, often with one or more additional wings, and provide accommodation on several storeys.
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 Linked Data resource