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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 HomesHulihee Palace - Kona, HI

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This used to be the kings house and it is right next to the beach!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLapham House - North Smithfield RI

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Federal home built in 1790

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAnson Arnold House - North Smithfield RI

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Federal style home built 1806.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAlmy-Marble House - North Smithfield RI

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Federal style home built in 1805.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMiss Southwick House - North Smithfield RI

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One and half story Federal / Greek Revival home built 1825.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGrey's Homestead - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1810 was built by Cyrus Arnold.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesValentine Whitman House - Lincoln RI

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One of the oldest homes in Rhode Island, built in 1694.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSimon Aldrich House - Lincoln RI

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Located on Old Louisquisset Pike, the Aldrich House was built around 1750.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPeleg Arnold Tavern - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1690, this was the first building in Union Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/25/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLe château de Chissay - Chissay en Touraine - France

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Magnifique château renaissance au pied du coteau du Cher Magnificent Renaissance castle at the foot of the slope of the Cher

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Centre, France

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 1/19/2012

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDency Wilbur House - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1812, constructed by John Osborne.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Slater House - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1810 for John Slater, who started the mills in the area.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/23/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHearthside - Lincoln RI

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Constructed in 1810 by Stephen Hopkins Smith as a gift to his finance.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesStephen Brownell House - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1806 by Walter Allen.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDavid Aldrich House - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1808, was used as a dormitory for the Linden Grove Seminary.

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDaniel Arnold House - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1714, it is one of the oldest structures in Union Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSeth Allen Tavern - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1804 by Walter Allen, master builder

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

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Built in 1802 by master builder Walter Allen

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location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLeinster House - Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland

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Leinster House, since 1922, is the home of the Irish parliament - Oireachtas Éireann -, and owes its name to the Dukes of Leinster who used to live in the mansion.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGeorge Aldrich Inn - North Smithfield RI

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Built in 1804 was built in 2 sections.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMiguel Parra Adobe - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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This small dwelling is located along Ortega Highway, just east of Interstate 5.

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location: California

date approved: 3/29/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesNeary-Rodriguez Adobe - Santa Cruz, CA

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The Neary-Rodriguez Adobe is the last remaining building of the original Santa Cruz Mission. The other buildings, including the original mission, were destroyed when the Fort Tejon Earthquake occurred in 1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesClover Hill Tavern - Appomattox, VA

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In this tavern, printing of paroles for Confederate soldiers shortly after their surrender here on April 9, 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/10/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPleasant View - Midlothian, VA

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This private home, Trabue's Tavern, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/9/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Governor's Palace - Williamsburg, VA

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The governor's palace served as the home for all the governors of Virginia until the capitol was moved from Williamsburg to Richmond in 1780.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/5/2016

last visited: 9/9/2013

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