Keys to the Past

Glossary

Ferme ornee

The term is French - this means a 'farm ornamented'. These were farm buildings, that were intended to be used, with spires and/or false battlements to add an air of grandeur or history. They were parts of a country house estate. Examples include Bantam Folly, (of the Middleton's Belsay), and Lemington Hall Farm, (both of Northumberland).

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