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"Rectory" is far too specific a term to use for the title of an article covering all the other terms that redirect here: Vicarage, parsonage, Parochial house, Presbytery (residence), & perhaps others. I suggest one of these, or the neutral Clergy house, is used. Something else anyway. Johnbod (talk) 18:18, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

I agree. The article links to articles in other wikipedias, at least some of which use more generic terms. Unless it is possible to write separate articles on the different types of clergy houses in the Church of England (but I guess any significant differences should be covered under vicar, rector etc.).
Your edit here yesterday made me notice that my correction a few months ago of the Swedish interwiki-link from pastorat (a division consisting of one or a few parishes headed by a kyrkoherde) to prästgård had recently been reverted by a bot, re-introducing the incorrect link. Annoying. --Hegvald (talk) 08:29, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Proposed article merger[edit]

I propose that Manse be merged into Clergy house. There doesn't seem to any great amount of information contained in the former which isn't already, or couldn't be, covered by the latter. The Clergy house article also seems to cover all other types/names of such dwellings (e.g. rectory, vicarage), with only Manse having a separate article. The Manse article doesn't, in my opinion, spell out precisely why it ought to be treated independently in this way. Grunners (talk) 11:38, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

No strong feeling either way, leaning to keep as is. "Son of the manse" (most of the article) is a well-known phrase/cliché, where "son of the rectory" is not. Johnbod (talk) 13:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)