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Maner place, n. Also: manere, -(e)ir, -o(u)r, -ure, manner, -or and plaice, plas(se. [Maner n.2; Place n. Also e.m.E. manour place (1509).] A country residence, a mansion; chiefly, the principal dwelling-house of an estate with its immediately attached outbuildings and land, a manor. = Maner n.2 1392 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 25.
The firste payment to be made … at the forsayd maner place of Mukdoc
c1420 Wynt. ii. 1312.
He maid in hy A manere place
Ib. vi. 1193.
A maner plas [C. manere plasse] thar byggyd he For hym, hys wyff and hys menyhe
Ib. vii. 626. 1426 Acts II. 13/2.
That euer ilk lorde hafande landis … in the quhilk landis in aulde tymes thare was castellis fortalycis & maner placis … reforme thar castellis & maneris and duell in thaim
14.. Reg. Maj. c. 48.
Gif thar be twa or thre maner placis … to be devidyt the hede maner place sal nocht be devidit bot al hail with the hede chemes it sal remayne
1453 Douglas Bequest (No. 108) XII. .
To warn … me … at my maner place
1470 Breadalbane Doc.
At oure maner place of Innerara
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2387 (Ch.).
Than to ane manure place thay hyit in haist
1483 Acta Aud. 130*/2.
For the wrangwis cuttin & distruccion of his orchart and maner place
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 245/2, 370/1, etc.; 1535 Ib. II. 251/2. 1539 Peebles B. Rec. I. 58.
All and sindry thare landis … maner places, store places [etc.]
1540 Acts II. 379/2. 1569 Glasgow Prot. IV. 6. 1577 Fam. Innes 134.
Witht tour fortalice manure place thairof
1579 Reg. Privy C. III. 238 (see Mans(e n. 1). 1581 Ib. 424. 1582– Ib. 548. 1584 Acts III. 365/2. 1592 Reg. Great S. 713/1.
The wallis of the said maner plaice
1600 Grant Chart. 196.
All and haill the castell … and maneir place
1602 Reg. Great S. 475/2. 1606 Liber Melros 658.
All and haill the maner place of Melros callit of auld the monasterie of Melros
1621 Acts IV. 658/1. 1627 Orkney Rentals App. 104. 1637 Stirlings of Keir 449. The mannor-place of Crocerige; Hope Major Pract. I. 238. 1642 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 40. 1661 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 66.
[The said did] violently break oppen … the whole doores of the said mannor place and lodgeing
1672 Argaty Baron Ct. 6 Jan.
Court of the Barronie of Argatie haldine within the Manner Place thairof
1681 Echt-Forbes Chart. 160. 1686 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. XIII. 92.
Manour place
1693 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 520. 1705 Corshill Baron Ct. 208.

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