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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 HomesU kamenného sloupu - Praha, CZ

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Originally a Renaissance house, with Baroque reconstruction in 1706.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDum V presu - Praha, CZ

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The former vineyard press, with a Renaissance reconstruction in the second half of the 16th century, now used as a private house,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMonastery of the Precious Blood - Portland, ME

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Though it doesn't show its age, this building was built in 1807. Since 1934 it has been a monastery and prior to that a girls' school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 9/11/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLawton--Almy--Hall Farm - Portsmouth RI

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The Lawton Almy Hall Farm is one of the most complete early farmstead remaining in Rhode Island. The original house dates to the late 17th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 8/2/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Water House (William Morris Gallery) - Forest Road, London, UK

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The William Morris Gallery is set in the former Water House, a Georgian building dating from c1750 and the home of William Morris from 1848-1856. The building is set in the extensive grounds of Lloyd Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/24/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Peabody House - Milford NH

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The house was built by the first settler in the area William Peabody, Sr, in 1740.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 7/23/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRider Tavern - Charlton MA

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Built as a hostelry in 1797.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/24/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAsa Gillett House - West Hartford CT

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Built around 1760 it is a Colonial Saltbox house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBenjamin Colton House - West Hartford CT

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Built around 1770 it a good example of Georgian Colonial architecture.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBirth Place of Noah Webster - West Hartford CT

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The Noah Webster House was built around 1700 and was the birthplace of Noah.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Norcorss House - Monson MA

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Built in 1775, this Federal style structure was a very active social center as a tavern.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/8/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRaymond-Bradford Homestead - Montville CT

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The original house was built in 1710, with updates to the structure in 1820 and then again in 1870. It was the home of Mercy Sands Raymond, who was associated with the pirate, Captain Kidd

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/4/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCaptain Williard Putnan House - Sterling, CT

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Located along RT 14A in the heart of the Sterling Hill Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/4/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Douglas House - Sterling CT

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Built in 1759 as a 2 1/2 story house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/3/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJames Dorrance House - Sterling CT

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The Dorrance house was built in 1790.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/3/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHouse N° 17 in Brandl Street / Dum c.p. 17 v Brandlove ulici - Kolín (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted pictoresque small residential burgher house N° 17 in Brandl Street (dum c.p. 17 v Brandlove ulici) with Baroque facade and Gothic core is one of valuable witnesses of architectonic development of medieval centre of town Kolín.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/3/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Wayside - Concord, MA

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The Wayside is a historic house in Concord, Massachusetts. The earliest part of the home may date to 1717

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMixer Tavern - Ashford CT

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Also known as Pompey Hollow Inn, it was built in 1710.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Connecticut

date approved: 5/26/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesEleazer Whipple House - Lincoln RI

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Mowry Tavern was on the crossroads from Providence to Worcester and a place for the stage coaches to stop to change horses.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOld Yellow Tavern - Smithfield RI

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Located on Farnum Pike (SR 104) the Tavern itself looks like it did when the AGS on Rhode Island was written. Built in 1740.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam P. Steere House - Smithfield RI

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Like the Captain Joseph Mowry House, the Steere house is off the beaten path a bit. Located a in primarily agricultural section of Smithfield. Built in 1825.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAinsell Angell House - Smithfield RI

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Located on Ridge Rd, which is very country road. Built in 1780.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Whippie House - Smithfield RI

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Located on Whipple Rd, a stone throw from the mills. Built 1752

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMajor William Smith House - Smithfield RI

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Located on Farnum Pike in an area that has developed into a commercial area, centered around the mills. Built 1703

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesArnoldinovský dum / Arnoldin's House - Brandýs nad Labem (Central Bohemia)

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Arnoldin's House (Arnoldinovský dum) in Brandýs nad Labem, originally Renaissance burgher's house built in the half of the 16th century, nowadays houses Regional Museum of Prague-East (Oblastní muzeum Praha-východ).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: 7/30/2017

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