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A variant of curtilage.
courtledge (plural courtledges)
- (dialectal, especially West Country, obsolete) A small personal garden surrounding a house; a curtilage.
- 1710 July 10, George Daniell, “Abstract of the Will of George Daniell […] ”, in John S. Amery; Maxwell Adams; E. Windeatt; H Tapley-Soper, editors, Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, volume 6, J.G. Commin, published 1911, page 75:
- […] and the House and Courtledge now in the possession of Cicely Benver, Widow for her life. (Except a small part thereof given by me by Deed to my Kinsman Elisha Paynter) […]
- 1855, Charles Kingsley, “How Salvation Yeo Slew the King of the Gubbings”, in Westward Ho!: Or, The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, […], volume II, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Macmillan & Co., OCLC 1000395614, page 113:
- […] and at the back a rambling courtledge of barns and walls, around which pigs and bare-foot children grunted in loving communion of dirt.
- 1898, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, “The Second Ship”, in I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter's Tales, Scribner, page 27:
- The house, a square, two-storied building, of gray stone, roofed with heavy slates, was guarded in front by a small courtlage […]