Manor: Land and people working on the land

Medieval Manors consisted of various aspects that made them self-sufficient. The people that lived on and worked the manor were able to create everything they needed to survive because trade had all but disappeared due to invaders like the Vikings.

Medieval Manors usually included a Castle or a large Manor House that the Lord (Barron, Count, Duke etc...) would live in.

In order to be self-sufficient, the Manor would include fields for farming, a blacksmith, a church, a mill (used for grinding grains to make bread), an orchard, a lake or stream, a pasture for grazing animals, buildings that would house the animals as well as the serfs and often a small village containing shops.


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