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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 HomesOld Government House - Fredericton, NB

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Built in 1826-1828, this large stone residence has for only a part of its life been the residence of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesChateau de la Salmondiere - Vouille,Fr

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the castle is in the place called Artenay on the commune of Vouillé. le château est dans le lieu dit Arthenay sur la commune de Vouillé.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 1/30/2016

last visited: 1/30/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCasa De Carrillo - San Diego, CA

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This historic adobe was built in 1821.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: 1/19/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRuggles House - Columbia Falls, ME

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Built prior to the Victorian era, the Ruggles House is one of the finest of its type in the world, with one of the finest Flying Staircases in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesEstudillo House - San Diego, California

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Also known as the Casa de Estudillo, this historic adobe home is located in San Diego's Old Town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: 1/19/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Sullvan House - Durham NH

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House built in 1716 was the home to John Sullivan, General in the Revolution and Governor of New Hampshire. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 1/10/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesUsedlost Turbová - Praha 5

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Barokní usedlost z r. 1756 postavil F. X. Turba, od konce 20. století prázdná a chátrající / Baroque homestead from r. 1756 built the FX Turba since the late 20th century, empty and dilapidated.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesŠmukýrka - Praha 5

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Baroque Manor, first recorded in 1713.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJonathan Hamilton House - South Berwick ME

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Built between 1787 and 1788, by Jonathan Hamilton, a merchant from Portsmouth NH. It is also a National Historic Landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Maine

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKlamovka - Praha 5, CZ

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Klamovka is rococo mansion and garden located today in Prague's Smíchov district near the border of Košíre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/7/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHarris Farm - Marblehead MA

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The Harris Farm is a historic late First Period farmhouse at 3 Manataug Trail in Marblehead, Massachusetts

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Elbridge Gerry House - Marblehead MA

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Birthplace and home to Elbridge Gerry built c. 1730

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/5/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGeneral John Glover House - Marblehead MA

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The home of John Glover, a brigadier-general of the Continental Army during the War of Indepedence. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1984.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/4/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBeeldenhuis, Vlissingen, NL

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A 1730 builded town house in Vlissingen (Flushing)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Zeeland, Netherlands

date approved: 1/2/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJeremiah Lee Mansion - Marblehead MA

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Built in 1768, the Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a great example of Later Georgian architecture. It was designated at a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/2/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDanson House - Danson Park, London, UK

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Danson House is a large, Georgian House built c1766 for Sir John Boyd. At the time of construction it was known as Danson Hill. The house stands near the centre of Danson Park and is now used for public functions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/2/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKorlansowska House - Krakow, Poland

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Located at ul.Florianska 11, 30-019 Kraków

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 12/7/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBurgher House - Krakow, Poland

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Built in the 15th century, this house now serves as the Museum of Pharmacy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 12/6/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJuan de Anza House - San Juan Bautista, CA

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Located at 103 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: 11/10/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAnne of Cleves House - Southover High Street, Lewes, UK

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Anne of Cleves house, located on the north west side of Southover High Street in Lewes, is a 15th century timber-framed building known as a Wealden hall house. It is owned and operated by Sussex Archaeological Society as a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMedieval Merchant's House - Tallinn, Estonia

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The Medieval Merchant's House is located at Vene 12 in the Old Town area of Tallinn, Estonia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Estonia

date approved: 10/16/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesFormer Residential Building - Vilnius, Lithuania

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This former residential building, constructed in the Gothic architectural style, is located in the Old Town of Vilnius, Lithuania. It was built at the end of the 15th century or the beginning of the 16th century. It is now the home of the Pilies Galerija and is located at Pilies Street 12.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lithuania

date approved: 10/14/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMacpherson House - Napanee, ON, Canada

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The Macpherson House, also known as the Allan Macpherson House, was built in 1826 and is now a house museum. It is located in Napanee, Ontario, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/14/2015

last visited: 10/26/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCasa de Brás de Albuquerque / Casa dos Bicos - Lisbon, Portugal

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The Casa Dos Bicos is also known as the Spiky Mansion, House of Points, and House of Diamonds. Casa dos Bicos is the coloquial name for Casa de Brás de Albuquerque. It is listed as a monument on the Portuguese Inventory of Architectural Patrimony.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 10/12/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic Homes19 Maza Pils Street - Riga, Latvia

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The house at 19 Maza Pils Street is part of the Three Brothers building complex located in Riga, Latvia. The Three Brothers form the oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/12/2015

last visited: 11/22/2015

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