One which has actually stood for enough time to obtain an easement of help up against the adjoining land or building. 3 Kent. Comm. 437: '2 Washb. Genuine Prop. 74. 7G. In England this term is put on homes or structures erected prior to the period of legal memory. (Cooke. Incl. Functions. 35. 100.) that's, before the reign of Richard I., although practically any house is a historical messuage if it had been erected before the period of residing memory, as well as its source may not be proved to be contemporary.