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TOWN HOUSE

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An urban residence of a merchant or laird, either detached or in a terrace. For a building used for local administration use TOLBOOTH

Related Terms

Term Note
COUNTRY HOUSE A rural residence or mansion.
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.
ROYAL PALACE A large, luxuriously appointed house used as an official residence by a member of royalty.
VILLA 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.

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