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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 HomesKeedy House - Boonsboro, Maryland

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Historic farm house near Boonsboro, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHager House - Hagerstown, Maryland

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Historic former house of the founder of Hagerstown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPrice-Miller House - Hagerstown, Maryland

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Historic house, now operated as a house museum in Hagerstown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/31/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAndrew Robeson Home - New Bedford, MA

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The Andrew Robeson Home was constructed c. 1821.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: 7/10/2010

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesVanbrugh Castle - Maze Hill, Greenwich. London, UK

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Vanbrugh Castle is a private residence at the top of Maze Hill at the junction with Westcombe Park Road in Greenwich. Built in 1717, it has never been used to defend anything but has provided luxury accommodation for those that lived here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/6/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAlexander Campbell Mansion - Bethany, West Virginia

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Historic mansion near Bethany, West Virginia once the home of the founder of Bethany College and the formation of numerous congregations of the Disciples of Christ and Churches of Christ.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 3/6/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalácio Pina Manique - Lisboa, Portugal

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This house belonged to the well known statesman Pina Manique and it's located in central Lisbon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Davanzati - Florence, Italy

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Palazzo Davanzati is a palace in Florence, Italy. It houses the Museum of the Old Florentine House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Antinori - Frorence, Italy

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Palazzo Antinori, considered among the most beautiful Renaissance palaces of Florence, is situated in the Piazza Antinori, at one end of Via de 'Tornabuoni.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Larderel - Florence, Italy

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The Palace Larderei is located in Via de ' Tornabuoni in Florence 19.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Medici Riccardi - Florence, Italy

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The Palazzo Medici, also called the Palazzo Medici Riccardi is a Renaissance palace located in Florence, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 2/25/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Dardinelli-Fenzi - Florence, Italy

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[IT]Palazzo Dardinelli-Fenzi si trova a Firenze in via Cavour 39. [EN]Palace Dardinelli-Fenzi in Florence is situated in Via Cavour 39.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 2/25/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDanforth Brown House - Wellsburg, West Virginia

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Historic house near Wellsburg, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/22/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLayer Marney Tower, near Tiptree, Essex. CO5 9US.

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Building of this, the gatehouse of an uncompleted Tudor palace, was started in 1515.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHogg Mansion - Mount Pleasant, Ohio

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Historic house in the Mount Pleasant Historic District in Mount Pleasant, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Ohio

date approved: 2/5/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMaisons Paysannes de l'Oise - Beauvais, Paris

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This is the oldest house of Beauvais, built in 1410.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Picardie, France

date approved: 2/4/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWheelock Company Cottage - Uxbridge MA

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Built around 1825 to 1835

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/27/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJoseph Keith House - Uxbridge MA

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Built between 1825 and 1835

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/27/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJoseph Keith Boot Factory - Uxbridge MA

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House and factory was built around 1825

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/27/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRybnicní zámecek u Lednice / Rybnicní mansion near Lednice, CZ

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CZ: Malý klasicistní zámecek nad Prostredním rybníkem nedaleko Lednice. EN: Small classicist castle (mansion) above the Prostrední (Middle) pond not far from Lednice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/25/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPhilip Fries House - Alloway Township. , Friesburg, New Jersey

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Historic farm house in rural Alloway Township near small community of Friesburg, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/16/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDickinson House - Alloway, New Jersey

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Historic house noted for its decorative brickwork in rural Alloway, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 1/11/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPeckham, Josiah House - Petersham MA

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Historic home built in 1790.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/27/2013

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDix, Elijah House - Petersham MA

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Historic home built in 1791.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/27/2013

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBigelow, Daniel House - Petersham MA

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Historic home built in 1780.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/27/2013

last visited: never

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