1) A particular section or compartment of a building.

1642 the greate roomesteade in the North ende of the rye-barne, Elmswell

1754 2 roomsteads or bayes of building, Hutton le Hole. An earlier reference occurs in a survey of Settrington, where it is one of the particulars in the preamble: 1600 What roomesteedes be in euery house that waste hereafter may be preuented.

dates 1600 1642 1754

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