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The principal house of a manor or village.


Related Terms

Term Note
COUNTRY HOUSE A rural residence or mansion.
FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE A manor house, which was granted a royal licence to crenellate.
MANOR An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc.
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.
PRECEPTORY A manor or estate owned and run by an order of knights and governed by a preceptor.
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