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A manor house or fortified manor-house is a country house, which has historically formed the centre of a manor (see Manorialism). The term is sometimes applied to relatively small country houses which belonged to gentry families, as well as to grand stately homes, particularly as a technical term for minor late medieval castles more intended for show than for defence. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1772 KB)Source: Personal photograph taken 15/07/2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1772 KB)Source: Personal photograph taken 15/07/2005. ... Manor House is a London district that lies mostly in the London Borough of Haringey, and partly in the London Borough of Hackney. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... The Edwardian Country House was an acclaimed British miniseries in the reality tv genre. ... For the Blur single, see Country House (song). ... Generic plan of a mediaeval manor; open-field strip farming, some enclosures, triennial crop rotation, demesne and manse, common woodland, pasturage and meadow Manorialism or Seigneurialism describes the organization of rural economy and society in medieval western and parts of central Europe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A stately home is, strictly speaking, one of about 500 large properties built in England between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys and other church property (after the Dissolution of the Monasteries). ...


In modern usage, the term manor or manor house is often used, especially outside Europe, to mean simply either a country house or indeed any other house considered to resemble one, without any reference to age or to the historical sense of the term.


Manor houses

The Manor House can be found on West street within Alford, Lincolnshire. ... Avebury Manor & Garden is a National Trust property consisting of an early 16th-century manor house and its surrounding garden. ... The moated manor of Baddesley Clinton, just north of the historic town of Warwick in the English county of Warwickshire, was probably established sometime in the 13th century. ... Bettiscombe is a hamlet in west Dorset, England, situated in the Marshwood Vale four miles west of population of 63 (2001). ... Birtsmorton Court is a medieval moated manor house near Malvern in Worcestershire. ... Bitterne Manor is a suburb of Southampton surrounding the manor house of the same name. ... Bradninch is a small town in Devon, England, lying about three miles south of Cullompton. ... Bramall Hall in Bramhall, Stockport, England is one of the remaining Tudor halls. ... Boarstall Tower Boarstall is a village in Buckinghamshire, England near the border with Oxfordshire. ... Bodysgallen Hall is a manor house in north Wales near the village of Llanrhos. ... Brodie Castle is a castle near Forres in the Moray region of Scotland. ... Burghley House in 2004 Burghley House is a grand 16th-century country house near the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. ... Calcot Manor is an English farmhouse dating from the 14th century near the township of Tetbury in Gloucestershire. ... Chambercombe Manor is a Norman manor house located near Ilfracombe, Devon. ... Chavenage House is an Elizabethan manor house, situated 1. ... Cheddington is a village comprising 1,429 acres (5. ... Chenies Manor House, at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, built around 1460 by Sir John Cheyne. ... Clevedon Court is a manor house in Clevedon, England, dating from the early fourteenth century. ... Cranborne is a village in east Dorset, England. ... Categories: Stub | Northumberland | Castles in England | English Heritage ... The great hall. ... The bust of William II at Huis Doorn Huis Doorn (Doorn House) is a small manor house that lies outside Doorn, a small town near Utrecht, the Netherlands. ... East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th-century British manor house in Yorkshire, now owned by the National Trust. ... Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire is over five hundred years old and one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England. ... Garsington Manor, in the village of Garsington, near Oxford, England, is a Tudor building, best known as the former home of Lady Ottoline Morrell. ... The Gidea Hall was located in historical county of Essex (or in the parish of Havering). ... Great Chalfield Manor is a country house in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England. ... Part of the historic Halltorps estate, Borgholm Castle ruin Halltorps is one of the earliest manor houses on the island of Öland, Sweden, dating from the 11th century AD. In early documents it is known as Hauldtorp, and it is cited as one of the early Viking settlements of Öland. ... Harlaxton is Anthony Salvins masterpiece. ... Hartham Park is a Georgian estate in Corsham, Wiltshire, England. ... House of Dun, together with the adjacent Montrose Basin nature reserve, is a National Trust for Scotland property in Angus, Scotland. ... Hughenden Valley (formerly called Hughenden or Hitchendon) is an extensive village in Buckinghamshire, England, just to the north of High Wycombe. ... Ightham Mote (pronounced like item moat) is a medieval moated manor house close to the village of Ightham, near Sevenoaks in Kent. ... Kelmscott Manor is a limestone house in the Cotswold village of Kelmscott. ... Kirkby Muxloe Castle Kirby Muxloe Castle, known also as Kirby Castle is an unfinished 15th century fortified house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England. ... Knole House in 1880. ... Lambton Castle in the late 19th century. ... Sculptures of dodos top the entrance to Jersey Zoo Les Augrès Manor is a 16th century manor house in the parish of Trinity in Jersey. ... Lesingham House is a house in Surlingham, Norfolk, UK. It has been run as a Buddhist retreat centre since 1976. ... Levens Hall circa 1880. ... Linford Manor is an old mansion or manor house converted into a recording studio complex, in Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England. ... The English village of Little Barford in Bedfordshire lies on the county boundary with Cambridgeshire, adjacent to the town of St Neots. ... Llanrwst (pronounced , or approximately hlanROOST) is a small town and Community on the A470 road and the River Conwy in the county borough of Conwy, traditional county of Denbighshire, North Wales. ... Monboddo House as restored at the year 2006 Monboddo House () is a historically famous mansion in The Mearns, Scotland. ... Northborough is a small village near the city of Peterborough in the East of England. ... Oxon Hoath, showing the mansard dome Oxon Hoath is a manor house with 73 acres (295,000 m²) of grounds in Kent (just outside Hadlow, near Tonbridge) in the West Kent Rural Conservation Area. The spelling Oxen Hoath is a common alternative. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Raasay is an island between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Scotland. ... Snowshill Manor is a National Trust property located in the village of Snowshill, Gloucestershire, England. ... The Hall Stanford Hall is a stately home in Leicestershire, England, near the town of Lutterworth. ... Stokesay Castles Jacobean timbered Gatehouse. ... The Temple of Apollo high on a hill overlooking the gardens. ... The water mill on the River Stour, seen from the town bridge. ... The Manor House in BishopBridge (sometimes spelt Bishop bridge) Lincolnshire is quite a new edition to the list of Manor Houses. ... Theobalds House (also known as Theobalds Palace), located in Theobalds Park, just outside Cheshunt in the English county of Hertfordshire, was a prominent stately home and (later) royal palace of the 16th and early 17th centuries. ... Waddesdon Manor is a mansion at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) of the Rothschild banking dynasty, who was Member of Parliament for nearby Aylesbury. ... Walton is a village in the County of Milton Keynes, England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... Wightwick Manor is one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement. ... Wingfield Manor is a deserted (since the 1770s) house some 4 miles from the town of Alfreton in the English county of Derbyshire. ... Woodstock Palace was a royal residence in the Oxfordshire town of Woodstock. ... Woolsthorpe Manor, Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, England, was the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton on December 25, 1642 (old calendar). ...

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