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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 HomesGarrick's Villa (Hampton House) - Hampton Court Road, Hampton, London, UK

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Garrick's Villa, formerly Hampton House, is located on the north east side of Hampton Court Road and is hidden behind a high perimeter wall. The property changed its name in 1754 when it was purchased by the actor David Garrick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBenjamin Holmes House – Salem, New Jersey

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Historic house near Salem, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/15/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJeremiah Buck House – Bridgeton, New Jersey

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Historic Federal style house in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/10/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHampton Court Palace - London, UK

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Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in south west London next to the River Thames. This year, 2015, the palace has its 500th anniversary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/25/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMeštanský dum c.p. 50 / Burgher house N° 50 - Kostelec nad Cernými lesy (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted Renaissance-Baroque-Classicist burgher house N° 50 is one of several valuable historic houses surrounding main public space of town Kostelec nad Cernými lesy - Námestí Smirických (Square of Smirický').

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/13/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMeštanský dum c.p. 42 / Burgher house N° 42 - Kostelec nad Cernými lesy (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted Renaissance-Baroque-Classicit burgher house N° 42 is one of several valuable historic houses surrounding main public space of town Kostelec nad Cernými lesy - Námestí Smirických (Square of Smirický').

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/13/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMasné krámy, meštanský dum c.p. 41 / Meat Market, burgher house N° 41 - Kostelec nad Cernými lesy (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted Renaissance-Baroque burgher house N° 41, also called Masné krámy (Masné krámy), is one of several valuable historic houses surrounding main public space of town Kostelec nad Cernými lesy - Námestí Smirických (Square of Smirický').

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/13/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBurgher house (1790) - Bechyne, Czech Republic

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The historic Burgher house in centre of Bechyne town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/12/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBurgher house (1607) - Pisek, Czech Republic

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The Baroque burgher house in Písek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBurgh House - New End Square, London, UK

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Burgh House and Hampstead Museum are entered through gates on the north east side of New End Square in Hampstead. Burgh House is Grade I listed and dates from 1704.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/4/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMagevney House -- Memphis TN

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A pre-Victorian historic home now preserved as one of the Pink Palace family of museums in downtown Memphis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/31/2015

last visited: 3/8/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHouse "At the Golden Lion" / Dum "U Zlatého lva" - Pohorelec (Prague)

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Pictoresque house "At the Golden Lion" (Dum "U Zlatého lva"), in the core Gothic structure from the 14th century, serves after Baroque reshaping in 1773 as Roman catholic Strahov parish office (Strahovská fara).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/25/2015

last visited: 3/21/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSomerset Bridgekeeper's Home -- Sandys Parish BM

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Somerset Bridge was built as a drawbridge in 1620. The keeper lived in this home nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Bermuda

date approved: 3/6/2015

last visited: 3/6/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHeydon Trust Chapel -- Somerset Island, Sandys Parish BM

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The charming and historic Hayden Trust Chapel was built around 1610 as a farm laborer's cottage. It was converted into a chapel in 1943. It is the smallest church in Bermuda.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Bermuda

date approved: 3/5/2015

last visited: 2/22/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic Homes34 & 35 Belmont Road - Belmont Road, Ironbridge, Shropshire

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This Pre-Victorian house is located on Belmont Road in Ironbridge, Shropshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/19/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMaison de Nicolas Flamel - Paris, France

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[FR] Une des plus anciennes maisons de Paris, construite en 1407 [EN] One of the oldest houses in Paris, built in 1407

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Al-cab

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: 2/5/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Queen's House - Greenwich, London, UK

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The Queen's House is located to the north east of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It was built between 1616–1619 and designed by Inigo Jones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCasa do Fidalgo do Toural - Guimarães

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House of the Nobleman of Toural is a historic home which as the name indicates is located in Largo do Toural in Guimarães. The house is listed in the Portuguese Inventory of Architectural Patrimony.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Braga, Portugal

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Piccolomini - Siena, Italy

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Palazzo Piccolomini is located in the historic center of the city of Siena. Built for the powerful bankers Piccolomini , is now the headquarters of the State Archive and the Museum of Biccherna .

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPopelárka - Troja, Praha, CZ

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The homestead, consisting of two parts, built in the 18th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: 4/12/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCasa Soberanes - Monterey, CA

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This historic adobe was built in 1830.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 12/3/2014

last visited: 12/20/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBeránka - Praha, CZ

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Beranka is originally a vineyard estate in Dejvice from 17. century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHouse called Piano - Lanškroun, Czech Republic

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House called Piano in Lanškroun.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/30/2014

last visited: 2/11/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMontanez Adobe - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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The Montnez Adobe is one of many historic buildings in the Los Rios historic district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBlas Aguilar Adobe - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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This museum is located near the famous San Juan Capistrano Mission and used to be for housing armed men to protect the Mission in the 1800's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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