What is manor?

  • (noun): The mansion of the lord of the manor.
    Synonyms: manor house
    See also — Additional definitions below


A manor in English law is an estate in land to which is incident the right to hold a court termed court baron, that is to say a manorial court. The proper unit of tenure under the feudal system is the fee, on which the manor became established through the process of time, akin to the modern establishment of a "business" upon a freehold site. The manor is nevertheless often described as the basic feudal unit of tenure and is historically connected with the territorial divisions of the mark, parish and township.

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GWR 7800 Class 7808 Cookham Manor
7808 Cookham Manor is a Great Western Railway 7800 'Manor' Class steam locomotive ... Cookham Manor was the only locomotive in the 'Manor' Class to be bought directly from BR ...
Ednaston Manor
... Ednaston Manor is a country house in Ednaston, near Brailsford, Derbyshire ... Mr Pickering sold The Manor to a local businessman shortly before his death in 2006 ...
Volčji Potok - Castle and Manor
... Construction of Volčji Potok Manor (German Wolfsbüchel)), which stood below the hill, was begun by the Bonhomo family in the 17th century ... The manor was purchased in 1882 by Ferdinand Souvan (1840–1915), who remodeled it and planted the meadow in front of it with trees ... The manor was burned by the Partisans on 13 April 1944 ...
Willingdon And Jevington - The Villages - Filching
... Filching Manor was built around 1450 ... Filching Manor motor Museum near Polegate in East Sussex is the home of the last remaining intact Bluebird boat - K3 Rolls Royce engined speedboat driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell to take the world ... Filching Manor is also the site of the annual Jevington Fete, and it houses a public karting track (the Campbell Circuit) in the grounds for arrive and drive sessions, and ...
Manor, South Yorkshire - Districts of Manor Castle Ward - Park Hill
... The name relates to the deer park attached to Sheffield Manor, the remnant of which is now known as Norfolk Park ...

More definitions of "manor":

  • (noun): The landed estate of a lord (including the house on it).