Victorian manor house is a country house, which historically forms the administrative center of the manor, the territorial unit in the lowest feudal system in Europe. A noble house is a residence or “messuage capital” of a feudal lord of a manor. The main feature of the manor-house is its large hall, where children’s apartments are added due to the reduced feudal war enabling a more peaceful home life.
A master can have a number of large houses, each of which usually has a noble home. So every noble house may be occupied only occasionally. Sometimes a servant or seneschal is appointed by a ruler to oversee and manage his different manorial nature. Daily administration is assigned to a bailiff, or reeve. The term Victorian manor house is sometimes applied to rural homes belonging to the gentya family, even if they have never been the center of the manor administration.
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The term Victorian manor house is used primarily for medieval small country houses that are often built more for performances than for defense. Though not built with a solid fortress like a palace, many noble houses were partially enriched: these buildings were enclosed within walls or gullies that often included farm buildings as well. Arranged for defense against robbers and thieves, the nobleman’s house is sometimes surrounded by a ditch with suspension bridge, and equipped with gates and towers.