… of the young 'squire, it had received the improvement of a farm-house elevated into a cottage, for his residence, and Uppercross Cottage, with its veranda, French windows, and other prettiness, was quite as likely to catch the traveller's eye as the more consistent and considerable aspect and premises of the Great House, about a quarter of a mile farther on. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
She was injured on the premises of the defendant.
"Then," I said, "you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose."
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Purloined Letter
He refuses to do any copying; he refuses to do any thing; he says he prefers not to; and he refuses to quit the premises.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
They would like permission to search the premises, which means we have to vote.