from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A manor-house; the habitation of a landed proprietor.
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Dr Russel said the original two-storey timber-frame building was a medieval hall-house that would have been rented out.
Of the fierce mighty warriors, far rang out the hall-house; 770
Captain SENTRY, my master's nephew, has taken possession of the hall-house, and the whole estate.
The ancient mansion of Healey Hall was a cumbrous inconvenient dwelling of timber; but the spirit of improvement having gone forth in the reign of Elizabeth, an ordinary hall-house of stone was erected, about the year 1620, by Oliver Chadwick.
Captain Sentry, my master's nephew, has taken possession of the hall-house, and the whole estate.
Dr Whitaker says -- "It is the first specimen in the parish of a stone or brick hall-house of the second order -- that is, with a centre and two wings only.