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An Estate comprises the houses and outbuildings and supporting farmland and woods that surround the gardens and grounds of a very large property, such as a country house or mansion. It is an "estate" because the profits from its produce and rents are sufficient to support the household in the house at its center. Thus "the estate" may refer to all other cottages and villages in the same ownership as the mansion itself. An example of such an estate is Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, England. In Britain (and also in Ireland) the term country house generally refers to a large house which was built on an agricultural estate as the private residence of the landowner. ... Mansion near Almelo, The Netherlands A mansion is a large and stately dwelling house. ... The west front of Woburn Abbey, as seen approaching the house Woburn Abbey, the seat of the head of the Russell Family, the Duke of Bedford, was a sad half-demolished, half-derelict house in 1953 after the death of the heavily indebted 12th Duke. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity...

The "park" is specifically the inner part of an estate that is enclosed by walling, hedges or fencing. An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... The word hedge is used in three quite different contexts: In gardening and agriculture, a hedge or hedgerow is a boundary formed by growing plants so that their limbs intertwine. ...

"Estate", with its "stately" connotations, has been a natural candidate for inflationary usage during the 20th century, much as the "landscaping" that can be effected in a front or back yard. Landscaping can refer to more than one subject: Real estate on large scale, see Landscape architecture Gardening on a large or small scale, see Landscape gardening Artwork, see Landscape painting Maintenance, see Landscape maintenance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share...

Common usage in the UK sometimes applies the term in a humorous fashion to the land attached to any property, such as a back garden.

In the US, which does not have a strong tradition of large agricultural estates, large houses on plots of just a few acres are commonly referred to as "estates". An acre is a measure of land area in Imperial units or U.S. customary units. ...

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Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department - Estate Management Advisory Committee (339 words)
Satisfactory estate management is a result of collaborative effort by residents, committees and the estate community.
To ensure that estate management is effective, efficient and is attuned to tenants' needs and aspirations, and to encourage residents to be more attentive to and more ready to participate in matters of their concern, we introduced a pilot scheme on Estate Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) in eight of our estates.
The establishment of EMACs decentralizes estate management to the local level, aims to help enhance the communication between tenants and the management, and encourage tenants' participation in estate matters.
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