dower house


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dower house

a house set apart for the use of a widow, often on her deceased husband's estate
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The dower house is a separate property for the widow of the male owner of an estate once he dies and the male heir then takes over the main house - think Maggie Smith as the dowager Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey.
"The house was owned by the Bowes Lyon family since 1750 when it was built as a dower house for the Ridley estate (a mile up the road).
"Much of Ravel's piano music, written at the turn of the 20th century, was influenced by the visual arts, history and poetry; here in Wales, Plas Glyn y Weddw became an art gallery exactly at this time, having served as a dower house for the previous forty years or so.
Lincoln is worth a longer visit but we had to rush back to Woodhall as for dinner at the Dower House Hotel, another country house hotel with great food and a fab location.
They are based at the park's Grade IIlisted Dower House building, selling their honey both there and at the Stables Cafe in the park.
John Nichols, who runs the Dower House B&B next to it, said: "This is the main route - the only route - for drivers from parts of Cumbria who want to get to the west coast."
Meanwhile, Edith reconnects with an old acquaintance, who comes to her aid in her hour of need, and over at the Dower House, Spratt has something to hide.
WEST AVENUE, HANDSWORTH WOOD The Dower House in West Avenue is a charming detached cottage built around 1760 and blending old world features together with contemporary influences.
For the past five years, Jafari has been living with Katrina and their two young children at Dower House, in which the businessman owns two apartments.
First built in the 19th century as a dower house for Lady Sarah Hay-Williams, it was bought by investors Clarenco LLP, owned by Mike Clare, for around pounds 2m last year.