Netherfield Park

Category: Places | Type: Historical | Title: Pride and Prejudice (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 1

The designation "park" indicated a substantial estate, the "park" portion of which was enclosed by a wall, hedges, or fence and included meadow or pasture and woods. The park was set aside for sheep, cattle, or deer.

Originally "park" meant an enclosed tract of land held by royal grant that allowed only the owner to hunt there.

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