Manors (synonyms: manor house, mansion, chateau, villa, estate, hall; example toponyms: Delspire Manor, Ivywood Hall, Wildmoor) are large buildings or collection of buildings that house a lord or other wealthy person, their family, and a collection of servants. Manors may be located in a wealthy district or on their own plot of remote land. They are often haunted in fictional worlds. Manors may have their own gardens, fountains, libraries, and secret chambers. They are home to lords, the wealthy elite, servants, butlers, ghosts, and wealthy heroes.
The existence of a manor in a world often suggests income and wealth disparity. Consider how the owner of this establishment came by their wealth or continue to earn it. Manors may also be associated with a ruling or noble class. Consider if the political and economic state of your world or region supports the existence of manors.
How old is the manor, who designed and built it, and who were it’s original owners?