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(in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister
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the complex of living quarters, farm buildings, and landed property that constituted a peasant economy in medieval Western Europe.

In the early Middle Ages, a freeholding member of the commune (alod-holder) frequently possessed a manse. With the rise of the feudal patrimonial estate, the manse became part of the latter as the holding of the family of a dependent peasant; at the same time it was a unit of intra-estate taxation.

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The dwelling of a clergyman.
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CUTLINE: (1) A 2003 file photo shows volunteers on the grounds of the Old Manse, which was part of a tour Saturday by the Worcester Women's History Project.
He divides Hawthorne's Concord years into three decades: "The Forties: Learning to be Happy"; "The Fifties: We Are Politicians Now"; and "The Sixties: Such a Sad Predicament" In each section, McFarland focuses on a house--either the Manse or the Wayside--where the Hawthornes reside as part of a neighborhood where a host of American mythic writers and thinkers live or visit.
At the Old Manse, Hawthorne continued to write stories, with the same result as before: literary success, monetary failure.
ABERFOYLE Single storey extension and alterations to existing house at Hazelbank, Manse Road for Mr and Mrs Kenneth McNeill.
Temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place in Netherton Road.These will become four-way when the works reach the junction with Old Manse Road.
The sale of the manse, which is in Kinpurnie Road, in Paisley's Oldhall, will bring in much needed funds while the trustees of the church maintain the building before the hoped-for handover of the 19th-century A-listed architectural gem to a new owner takes place.
On the market for offers over PS200,000, The Manse is situated in Glenprosen village near Kirriemuir where the author was born and spent his early life.
Provisionally called Prospero Ansty, it will see Rolls-Royce team-up with Manse and Opus Land to develop the project on a site close to Ansty Park.
The Manse, a stone and slate Northumbrian house dating back to about 1875, sits back from thee main road with a gated entrance to a sweeping gravelled driveway with central flowerbed.
In the past the congregation had sponsored refugees from Myanmar, and the family of seven lived in the church's manse. Finding affordable homes for large families can be a challenge in a city like Edmonton--something the congregation knew quite well.
Set in the picturesque Cornish village of Mount Polbearne, Polly's bakery faces closure when its owner, the miserable Mrs Manse, passes away.