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This category is for waymarking Historic Houses all over the world from before the Victorian age; this era is prior to 1837.
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There are many Historic Houses of all manner of importance throughout the world. We are looking for those which are significant in history, being detached and standing on their own land. They must be lived in or originally built as a residence so not just built for worship such as a church or temple, nor as a hostelry; there are separate categories for these buildings.

Ancient architecture involved building space for both living and religious purposes. Before the days of science there was much reflection on the ancient powers and the houses built during this time often incorporated intricate decoration based on the beliefs of this period. Examples of Historic Houses from ancient architecture include Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Assyrian, Babylonian, Etruscan, Inca, Minoan, Maya, Mycenaean, Persian, Roman and Sumerian and they all have their own Wikipedia entries. These eras alone cover aspects from both North and South America, Africa and Europe.

Roman Architecture is seen everywhere with the use of arches and concrete structures as we have developed the once ancient forms into their modern counterparts seen today. There is an Ancient Roman Civilisation category for any non-Historic Houses architecture. Roman Historic Houses are part of the Classical period in time.


Medieval influences can be found throughout Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Gothic and Tudor designs can be found in this period of history. As we progress in time the Renaissance brings a wealth of richness and extravagance to architecture followed by the Baroque period with the Rococo and Georgian representations of the 17th century.

During the 18th century 'The Age of Enlightenment’ became the period for knowledge as more and more information was gained about humanity and the world. Historic Houses during this time include architecture from Regency, Neo-Classical, Greek Revival, Neo-Gothic, Second Empire, Neo-Byzantine, Neo-Romanesque, Jacobean and Tudorbethan styles.


In the UK there are many houses which stand on large estates surrounded by parkland, often with deer or farmland attached. Many houses have their grounds designed by notable landscapers of the period such as Capability Brown (1716 – 1783). There are many of these houses open to the public displaying the art of the period both inside and outside the home. Much of the land around these houses form the estate and was once the Lord of the Manor’s abode. Nowadays the homes have either passed through the ages remaining in the bloodline of the family; have been sold to wealthy citizens; or may be managed by a preservation society.

In the USA are Historic Houses from the first colonisation of America, including those in Salem. Other examples are Thomas Hancock House, Boston, 1737 and “Stratford”, Lee Mansion, plan, VA, 1738.

Australia has architecture from the Colonial Period where the Georgian style is notable.

A Historic House can be posted in this category so long as it has some part of it remaining built before 1837. So, if there have been alterations and improvements made you can still post the house providing some part of it is old and you can provide evidence of this.

Any houses which are Victorian (1837-1901) can be waymarked in the Victorian Houses category. Also, there are specific categories for National Trust and English Heritage properties in the UK but please feel free to cross-categorize here if they are built before 1837, this is also applicable to other country's existing categories. There is also a separate category for Bygone Toll Houses.

UPDATE March 2010: We will accept certain semi-detached, important, pre-Victorian, historic homes and this is up to the discretion of the officers. We will not accept common, terraced houses of no importance and with little detail.

Instructions for Posting a Pre-Victorian Historic Homes Waymark:
Name your waymark in the following format NAME OF PROPERTY - TOWN, COUNTY/STATE, COUNTRY.

Please post Historic Houses which were built prior to 1837 any after this period will not be allowed.

The House must have been constructed as a residence and be detached within its own grounds. This does not include ruins, Inns or terraced houses. We are looking for the grand Pre-Victorian homes. There may be exceptions varying between countries, just contact us if in doubt.

Personally obtained GPS coordinates are required. Only if there is no public access please obtain your co-ordinates from where the building can be clearly seen, preferably the main entrance. Otherwise, please obtain the co-ordinates from the main access door.

You must provide TWO photos at least, pictures showing signs or other identification are highly encouraged. In your MAIN photo you must show the front aspect of the house and in the SECOND photo a general overview of the area including the house. A photo of the main entrance would be welcome but not essential. PLEASE respect and follow any photographic rules regarding those homes open to the public.

It is not necessary to include yourself or your GPSr in the pictures!

No Internet photos. Pictures must be current. All photos must be taken by you personally. All photos must be uploaded to the waymark's photo gallery.

Include as much information about your building as possible.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Tell us about your visit with any details of interest about the property. Please supply at least one original photograph from a different aspect taken on your current visit.
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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesŠafránka - Brevnov, Praha 6, Czech republic.

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On site of vineyard, documented in the 14th century, stands manor from the late 18th century. At the beginning of the 20th century it has been extended. Almost to the end of the 20th century it was used for agricultural production.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBecváruv dvur - Strašnice, Praha 10, Czech republic

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Becváruv dvur or Becváruv statek is a three-wing homestead, which was built in 1830 in the classical style Jan Popeár. However, the property was named after Tomáš Becvár. owners of the farm since 1862, the biggest landlord in Strašnice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSpiritka - Praha 6, CZ

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Originally old monastic homestead surrounded by vineyards. First recorded name of it was Gayerka. From 1766 to 1772 it was owned by Jan Spirit, who rebuilt it in Baroque style and whose name has the homestead today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMontpelier - Orange VA

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In the early 1760s, Madison, Sr. built a new house half a mile away, which structure forms the heart of the main house at Montpelier today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/12/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHampton National Historic Site - Towson, MD

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The Hampton Mansion was the largest private home in America when it was completed in 1790

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/12/2016

last visited: 6/17/2011

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDe Wint House - Tappan NY

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De Wint House, at Tappan, New York is one of the oldest surviving structures in Rockland County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 11/8/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesNomi Pesciolini Palace - San Gimignano, Italia

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The Nomi Pesciolini Palace is located on the via San Matteo in the historical centre of San Gimignano, that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 11/8/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSolar do Capitão-Mor - Faro, Portugal

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This town manor is located in the center of Faro, the administrative capital of Algarve, the Southernmost part of Portugal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 11/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPierce–Hichborn House

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The Pierce–Hichborn House (circa 1711) is an early Georgian house located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts. It is immediately adjacent to the Paul Revere House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMabee House - Rotterdam Junction NY

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The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, is the oldest house still standing in the Mohawk Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 10/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRose Hill - Fayette, NY

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The Rose Hill Mansion, Rose Hill, was built in 1837. The property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 10/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRokeby - Ferrisburg Vt

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Home to Rowland Evans Robinson, built in 1790 with the addition in 1814

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 10/6/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesFolly Castle - Petersburg, Virginia

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Historic house in the Folly Castle Historic District in Petersburg, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/6/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesNathaniel Friend House - Petersburg, Virginia

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Historic house and storefront in Petersburg, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMcIlwaine House - Petersburg, Virginia

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Historic Federal styled house in Petersburg, Virginia

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Queen's House -- Tower of London, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

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The Queen's House inside the Tower of London was built in 1540, and is the home of the Constable of the Tower

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/8/2016

last visited: 10/19/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCalico House - The Street - Newnham, Kent

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16th to 18th century house on The Street, Newnham. Described as "new" in a will of 1617. Timber framed and underbuilt with red brick, with exposed close studding with plaster infill, and painted plastering.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/4/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHyde Hall - Springfield Center NY

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Constructed between 1817 and 1834, at the time it was built it was the largest private home in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 8/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBidwell House Museum - Monterey, MA

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a historic house and museum located on Art School Road in Monterey, Massachusetts, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCooper-Molera Adobe - Monterey, CA

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This historic adobe was built in 1823.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesTaffrail Cottage - Chester, NS

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Built in 1780, this cottage style home is one of the oldest in Chester. On June 30, 1992 the cottage was registered as a Municipal Heritage Property in the Municipality of the District of Chester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPatrick McDonough House - Shelburne, NS

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Dock Street, the oldest in Shelburne, runs along the harbour on the western edge of the town, lined with a collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSinclair Inn / Farmer's Hotel - Annapolis Royal, NS

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Built of two separate early eighteenth century houses joined together, with a second storey later added, the Sinclair Inn operated for more than 150 years before closing in 1950. Today the building is home to the Sinclair Inn Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic Homesde Gannes-Cosby House - Annapolis Royal, NS

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Dated as having been built in 1708, this is the oldest documented wooden building in Nova Scotia and is the oldest known remaining Acadian structure in Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOttawa House - Parrsboro, NS

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Ottawa House, as we see it today, is actually three different buildings from three eras, from the late 1760s to circa 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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