dower house


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dower house

n
(Architecture) a house set apart for the use of a widow, often on her deceased husband's estate
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And those 25 points were enough for Wavertree when the news arrived that Spring View's match against Northop Hall had been abandoned after a deluge had hit Dower House Farm with the home team poised for victory.
Residents have the Lepton Highlanders Sports and Social Club on the doorstep, and the Peak District a short drive away When you enter The Old Dower House you'll step through a gorgeous glazed porch, which leads into the larger main hallway, with its grand staircase.
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.
Attached to the core house at the north corner is a former Dower House, probably built in the 17th century.
We stayed at the beautiful Dower House at Whittingham, NEARALNWICK - just far enough into the country to enjoy a sense of isolation but only half an hour drive from the heritage coast.
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.
Future Contract Opportunity: East Ayrshire Council are hosting a Contractors Consultation for Dean Castle Country Park (Parks for People Project)at the Dower House, Dean Castle Country Park, KilmarnockDay 1 - 10th December - 11.
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.