[Talk-GB] How to mark a Manor House on the map?

Chris Andrew cjhandrew at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 09:40:55 BST 2009

Excellent.  Thanks for the advice, all.  job done.


2009/9/12 David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>:
> On 12/09/2009 11:21, Chris Andrew wrote:
>> Hi, all.
>> This morning, I mapped a Manor House here in Wiltshire.  I have added
>> the perimeter to OSM, and marked it as a boundary.  I just thought,
>> maybe this sort of tag is only for official boundaries, such as
>> counties.
>> I couldn't find a more suitable tag, as the manor house is not a
>> castle, and is not a tourist attraction. It's just (!) a 500 year
>> Grade 1 listed building.
>> Can anyone put me straight, as I don't want to contribute to poor
>> mapping practices.
> I've typically done this as
>  building=...
> for the building and
>  leisure=park
> for the estate parkland that is often around the house. I guess in many
> cases it would also be appropriate to mark this as access=private.
> No doubt we can argue about the value for building. I've used stately_home
> for some larger examples, but I see no reason you shouldn't use manor_house
> Examples I've done (all building=stately_home):
> Audley End, Essex (which is English Heritage):
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.02076&lon=0.22267&zoom=16&layers=B000FTF
> Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire (NT):
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.13965&lon=-0.04982&zoom=16&layers=B000FTF
> and a private one, Ryston Hall (Norfolk):
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.58454&lon=0.3989&zoom=16&layers=B000FTF
> David

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