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An extensive landed property, usually in the country.


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COUNTRY HOUSE A rural residence or mansion.
DEER PARK A large, enclosed area where deer are kept. Used for hunting in the medieval period but now largely ornamental.
ESTATE OFFICE An office for the administration of a town or country estate.
FISHING LODGE A building used by fishing parties, often located on an estate.
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.
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. Linked Data resource