Properly the granum (granary) or farm of a monastery,
where the corn was kept in store. In Lincolnshire and other northern
counties any lone farm is so called.
Mariana, of the Moated Grange,
is the title of a poem by Tennyson, suggested by the character of
Mariana in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
Houses attached to monasteries where rent was paid in grain were
also called granges.
Till thou return, the Court I will exchange
For some poor cottage, or some country grange.
Drayton: Lady Geraldine to Earl of Surrey.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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