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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 HomesPalácio Real da Nazaré - Nazaré, Portugal

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[PT]O palácio real da Nazaré era a casa onde a corte Portuguesa ficava quanda visitava a Nazaré. [EN]The royal palace of Nazareth was the house where the Portuguese court stayed when it visited Nazareth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHeyward-Washington House - Charleston, SC

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"Built in 1772, this Georgian-style double house was the town home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., one of four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence." ~ The Charleston Museum

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/11/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo Tolomei - Siena, Italia

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The Palazzo Tolomei is an imposing, Gothic style urban palace, located on Via Banchi di Sopra in the present contrada of Civetta, Terzo di Camollia of the city of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 3/27/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesL'hôtel Gouin - Tours - France.

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L'hôtel Goüin est situé à Tours./The hotel Gouin is located in Tours

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre, France

date approved: 3/2/2018

last visited: 5/23/2018

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLa Maison Rouge (Chinon, Centre, France)

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[FR] Maison du Moyen-Age située à Chinon. [EN] House of the Middle Ages located in Chinon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre, France

date approved: 2/11/2018

last visited: 3/6/2018

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesEgeskov Castle, Krængerup - Denmark

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Egeskov Slot blev opført i 1554 og er en af Europas bedst bevarede vandborge. Egeskov Castle was built in 1554 and is one of the best preserved water castles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesConcord Point Light Keeper's House - Havre de Grace, MD

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A light keeper's house for the nearby Concord Lighthouse in Havre de Grace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/8/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesNordborg Slot, Denmark

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Nordborg slot blev oprindeligt bygget i 1150. - Nordborg Castle was originally built in 1150.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 1/7/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRodgers House - Havre de Grace, MD

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The oldest structure in Havre de Grace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/2/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThomas Jeffery House - Halifax, NS

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Along Barrington Street, just south of the Halifax downtown core, are a series of historic residences which date back as far as 1805.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOld Presbyterian Manse (Stoddard House) - Halifax, NS

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Along Barrington Street, just south of the Halifax downtown core, are a series of historic residences which date back as far as 1805. This is one of the oldest buildings in the neighbourhood, having been built in 1828.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesFredensborg Slot, Fredensborg - Denmark

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Fredensborg Slot blev bygget som jagtslot for Frederik 4. i begyndelsen af 17 hundrede tallet. Fredensborg Castle was built as a hunting castle for Frederik the 4'th at the beginning of the seventeen century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 12/29/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGraham-Crocker House - Bel Air, MD

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A historic home in downtown Bel Air.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/29/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHays House - Bel Air, MD

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A historic home in downtown Bel Air.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/29/2017

last visited: 5/24/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKrengerup Gods, Glamsbjerg - Denmark

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Krengerup blev oprindeligt opført som hovedgård i 1590. Originally Krengerup was built as a manor in 1590.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 12/27/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCastle Mona - Douglas, Isle of Man

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Castle Mona was once a fine stately home. This building completed in 1804 at a cost of £30,000, stands somewhat hidden, just off Douglas Promenade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 12/25/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesChâteau de Cheverny

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The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France. It is well-known to be part of the châteaux of the Loire valley. The castle was built between 1624 and 1630.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 12/25/2017

last visited: 3/7/2018

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBlackhawk Putnam Tavern - Houlton ME

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Built in 1813, it is the oldest standing building Aroostook County. In the mid-19th century it served as a tavern on the military road, and one of its owners was Blackhawk Putnam, a veteran of the American Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Maine

date approved: 12/16/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHamilton Grange - New York, NY

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The home of Alexander Hamilton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 12/2/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDum U labutí - Hradcany, Praha, CZ

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History of the house is known since 1373, when it belonged to St. Vitus Chapel. In the 16th century, during the reign of Emperor Rudolph II., served primarily as the seat of several aristocratic families.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: 6/10/2017

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPalazzo dell'Orologio - Pisa, Italy

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The Palazzo dell'Orologio is an ancient medieval building where the Captain of the Popolo (Captain of the People) resided.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: 12/11/2017

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesU cerného vola (U cerného orla, U sv. Lukáše) - Praha, CZ

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Formerly it was probably a Gothic townhouse which has a peak Baroque façade from 1730 with a plastic painting of the patron of all painters St. Lucas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKucera´s Palace - Praha, CZ

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A former Gothic townhouse, the current appearance comes from a peak Baroque refurbishment between 1765-69.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: 3/21/2015

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesFrisch House - Copenhagen, Denmark

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A historic building in downtown Copenhagen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Denmark

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: 5/2/2018

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSaalhof - Frankfurt, HE

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The oldest building in Frankfurt dates back to the 1100s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: 11/20/2017

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