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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.


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AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE A landscape containing primarily agricultural development and buildings.
CELL A monastic enclave dependent on a mother house.
CROFT A small farm or holding.
FARM BUILDING A building or structure found on a farm. Use more specific term where known.
FARM LABOURERS COTTAGE The dwelling place of a farm worker.
FARMYARD A yard or enclosure attached to a farmhouse, usually surrounded by other farm buildings.
GRANGE The residence and outbuildings of an outlying farm or estate, especially that held by a monastery or other religious order.
MANOR An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc.
MONASTERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of men living in seclusion under religious vows.
NUNNERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of women, such as nuns or canonesses, living in seclusion under religious vows.
PRECEPTORY A manor or estate owned and run by an order of knights and governed by a preceptor.
SHIELING Upland pasture to which animals were driven on a seasonal basis. For structures associated with shielings use SHIELING HUT.
SMALLHOLDING A holding on a smaller scale than a farm.
STACK STAND A structure or platform upon which a stack is built.
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. Linked Data resource