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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 HomesThe building No. 13 - Opocno, Czech Republic

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The building No. 13 in Opocno.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/28/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWillis-Cowan Home -- Vicksburg MS

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The Willis-Cowan Home in Vicksburg was selected by Confederate Army General Pemberton as his Headquarters during the siege of Vicksburg in 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: 9/24/2014

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Built in 1830, Anchuca is an antebellum home listed on the US National Register of Historic Places in Vicksburg MS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: 9/24/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOffice of the Chancelor of Justice - Estonia, Tallinn

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A house located in the historical center of Tallinn, capital city of Estonia, which was owned by a long list of noble families along time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLossi Plats 4 - Tallinn, Estonia

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This house has a noble past. It's located in the center of Tallinn, specifically in Lossi Plats 4. There is a mark of National Monument and a plaque with its history and a simplified plant. All on its wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLossi Plats 7 - Tallinn, Estonia

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A nice city house in the center of Tallinn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCommander's House - Tallinn, Estonia

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This is one among the many historic homes in the center of Tallinn, all properly described with nice plates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Estonia

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKahiluoto Manor - Helsinki, Finland

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This manor house stands on the grounds of Seurasaari Open-Air Museum in Helsinki.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Finland

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: 10/15/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPoplar Forest - Forest, Virginia, USA

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Poplar Forest was once a plantation of 4,000 acres owned by Thomas Jefferson. He designed the octagonal brick house which was completed in 1809.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Penn House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/14/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBooth House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/10/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMagnolia Grange - Chesterfield, VA

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A family home, turned into a public museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAmstel House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic colonial era house in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/28/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSenator Nicholas Van Dyke House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/27/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKensey John, Jr. House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/27/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKensey Johns, Sr. House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKensey Johns Van Dyke House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDorsey House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGeorge B. Rodney House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCulbertson House - Broomall, PA

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The Culbertson House sits along West Chester Pike (US 3) and dates to ca. 1750.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jennyanykind

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Wiley House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesArchibald Alexander House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/9/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDutch House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic Dutch colonial period house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/9/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHarmony House - New Castle, Delaware

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Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Delaware

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHouse "At the Golden Stag" / "Dum U Zlatého jelena" - Nový Jicín (North Moravia)

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Charming burgher house "At the Golden Stag" ("Dum U Zlatého jelena"), in the core Renaissance structure from the 16th century, is one of notable architectural elements of the main public space of town Nový Jicín - Masaryk Square (Masarykovo námestí).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/11/2014

last visited: 6/9/2014

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