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Palace, manor house

Palace (Latin name Palātium, for Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills in Rome) is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.

Manor house is a country house that historically included a complex of residential and business buildings and also parks. The term is applied to country houses that belonged to the gentry and other grand stately homes in the XVII - beginning of the XX centuries. There were manor houses in most European countries, where they were sometimes referred to as castles, palaces, and so on. Classical manor houses usually included a main house and several outbuildings (stables, sheds, rooms for servants and etc). A park situated near a house manor often had landscape character, had ponds and paved alleys, built pavilions, grottoes, etc. In large manor houses there were even churches.