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demesne

noun acquest, chattels real, domain, empire, estate, freehold, hereditament, holding, land, landed estate, landed property, manor, one's own land, property, real estate, real property, realm, realty
Associated concepts: demesne lands
See also: area, domain, dominion, land, locality, location, ownership, possession, property, province, realm, region, scope, section, sphere, territory, vicinity

demesne

land held by a person's own right and not through another and more particularly that surrounding a house or manor, retained by the owner for his own use. Ancient demesne signifies land held by the Crown at the time of the Norman Conquest and recorded in the Domesday Book.

DEMESNE, Eng. law. The name given to that portion of the lands of a manor which the lord retained in his own hands for the use of himself and family. These lands were called terra dominicales or demesne lands, because they were occupied by the lord, or dominus manerii, and his servants, &c. 2 Bl. Com. 90. Vide Ancient Demesne; Demesne as of fee; and Soil assault demesne.

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Today I have had the opportunity to see at first hand an excellent active travel scheme carried by Armagh Council, comprising a walking and cycling route in the beautiful Palace Demesne, with linkages across the city.
scope of the works the works require the excavation in grass and widening of existing entrance roadway at ashtown demesne, phoenix park dublin 8.
Beltex x Suff 112 Birchwood, Beltex 102, 97, 96, 95 Chevington Moor, 99, 92 Matfen Home Farm, 96.50, 95.50, 92 Glanton Town, 95, 93.50 Little Bavington, Texels 100.50, 98.50, 97.50, 96 Linden Hill Head, 100 Edlingham Demesne, 99, 94 Follions, 96.50, 95, 93 Corneyside, 92 Cornhills, Suffolk 98, 95.50 Rashercap, 95 Throphill, 94, 93 East Ditchburn, 93, 92.50, 91.50 Halton Red House, 92.50, 91.50 Sharperton Edge, 92 Rosebrough, 91, 90 Longhirst Grange, 90 Warton, Char x 94 West Milbourne, 91 Make Me Rich, HB 90 Newham Hall, Vendeen 92, 91.50, 90 South Lyham.
No409156 is being looked after for the moment at Palace Demesne in Armagh town.
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3 No Terrace block with mix of 7 No - 2 bed units & 6 no 3 bed units and all associated site works as per original permission at Castleguard Manor, Dawson's Demesne, Ardee, Co.
Rams: Texel: PS137 Blackadder Mains, PS95 Milfield Demesne. Suffolk: PS88 Kypie.
Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois took No1 spot in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards, while two other Irish venues made the top 10.
Paul Nolan, trainer of Escrea and Demesne ``Escrea has won a couple of handicaps around Leopardstown and, although she disappointed last time, she seems fresh and well.
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Planning permission is sought for relocation of a proposed 2 storey pitched roof, 221 sqm, 50 space childcare / creche facility and associated site works and staff/ public car parking as per condition No 3 under previous planning permission ref:05/1442 located within proposed housing development of 104 houses at Castle Guard, Dawson's Demesne, Ardee Co Louth on behalf of Quarry Road Developments.
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