One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The house of a lord mayor or a landed proprietor.
- ‘‘I think it is very sensible to sell off parts of the land to people who were unable to purchase the mansion house but who want to buy a piece of English heritage while they can,’ he said.’
- ‘I grew up on a Scottish estate, in a mansion house with long corridors and distant rooms glowing with log fires.’
- ‘Some of the old wartime huts are still there, along with a fine mansion house at the centre of the 28-acre site, and the atmosphere of the wartime days can still be felt.’
- ‘The main mansion house dates back to 1750, and became a hotel in 1943.’
- ‘The Douglas Support Estate, as the area was formerly known, gets its name from an eighteenth-century mansion house, now demolished.’
- ‘She had hardly cared about the features of the mansion house, too many rooms that she never needed to know about.’
- ‘Not only is there a mansion house of architectural and historic importance, there is prime farmland, with the whole estate extending to some 1330 acres.’
- ‘The new visitor centre has ingeniously been ‘dropped’ discreetly behind the fine classical facade of the mansion house.’
- ‘Then he worked as an architect for two years occupied in the design and construction of a mansion house for his sister Gretl near Vienna.’
- ‘The hall, gifted to the town by industrialist Sir Roger Brown, was built on the site of an old mansion house called The Limes, once the home of the lord of the manor.’
- ‘But he never forgot his roots and founded the Buchanan Institute in an Italian-style mansion house on Greenhead Street to give generations of boys from Glasgow's east end an education.’
- ‘Melanie ran all the way out of the mansion house.’
- ‘For a small fee, guests will be given access to the large mansion house and will stay in one of the accommodation blocks set in the seminary's extensive, landscaped gardens.’
- ‘The Villa Garzoni is the mansion house of Collodi and the grottoes and grotesques of its gardens are said to have inspired the author.’
- ‘The garden was originally laid out in the mid-18th century, some 70 years before William Burn altered the mansion house to give it the rosy sandstone turreted facade we know today.’
- ‘A thick fog descends, halting their progress, when low and behold a mansion house appears out of nowhere.’
- ‘Although the famous landscape gardens at Stourhead remain open all year, the mansion house opens for the first time this year on Friday 19 March.’
- ‘She had the mansion house built and furnished it lavishly.’
- ‘In addition to the work on the old building, there are six contemporary designed houses creating a courtyard setting to the mansion house.’
- ‘The mansion house was completed in 1763 by Sir William Chambers as a summer villa for the Earl of Abercorn.’
- 1.1 The official residence of the Lord Mayor of London.
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