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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 HomesLongfellow House - Cambridge MA

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The house was built in 1759 for John Vassall

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/23/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKrajinska lékarna / Landschaft Pharmacy - Olomouc (Central Moravia)

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Depicted beautiful building of Krajinska lékarna (Landschaft Pharmacy), Renaissance-Baroque-Classicist house with late-Gothic core from the end of th 15th century, is located in Horní námestí (Upper Square) in Olomouc historic centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Olomoucky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/22/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGomez Mill House - Newburgh NY

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The Gomez Mill House is over 300 years old, it is the earliest known surviving Jewish dwelling in North America and the oldest home in Orange County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 4/19/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBoscobel - Garrison NY

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Boscobel is an estate overlooking the Hudson River built in the early 19th century by States Dyckman.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 4/19/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Jay House - Katonah NY

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John Jay was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Count and completed his house in Katonah in 1790.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 4/18/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThomas and Esther Smith House - Agawam, MA

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The Thomas and Esther Smith House is the oldest house in Agawam, MA. It is located at 251 North West Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/11/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Douxsaint House - Charleston, SC

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This two story "single" house, located at 132 Church Street, was built in the mid 1700's or 1796, depending on which source is to be believed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/6/2017

last visited: 10/3/2013

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDum U zlatého beránka / House "At the Golden Lamb" - Pardubice (East Bohemia)

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House "At the Golden Lamb" (dum U zlatého beránka), located in western front of Pernstein Square (Pernštýnské námestí), is one of many valuable burgher houses with complicated architectural development creating core of Pardubice UMR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDum c.p. 59 na Pernštýnském námestí / House N° 59 in Pernstein Square - Pardubice (East Bohemia)

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House N° 59 (dum c.p. 59), located in southern front of Pernstein Square (Pernštýnské námestí), belongs thanks to complex architectural development from late-Gothic via Renaissance to neo-Renaissance among key elements of the Pardubice UMR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDum c.p. 5 na Pernštýnském námestí / House N° 5 in Pernstein Square - Pardubice (East Bohemia)

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House N° 5 (dum c.p. 5), located in Pernstein Square (Pernštýnské námestí), is an important element of the northern front of the square and thanks to complex architectural development belongs among buildings creating core of the Pardubice UMR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDum U Jonáše / House "At Jonah" - Pardubice (East Bohemia)

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Pictoresque house "At Jonah" (Dum U Jonáše) in Pernstein Square (Pernštýnské námestí), witness and example of three key architectonic styles forming appearance of Pardubice Old Town, belongs among key symbols of the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: 4/6/2017

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGovernor's House, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

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Governor's House, Bridgnorth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/23/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic Homes"Katovna" / "The Hangman's House" - Litomerice-Zásada (North Bohemia)

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Former Hangman's House (Katovna), built in 1701 outside the old walls of Litomérice in Zásada, is the last preserved historic timbered building in Litomerice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/22/2017

last visited: 4/22/2017

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRoubený dum c.p. 7 / Timbered house N° 7 - Mnichovo Hradište (Central Bohemia)

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This perfectly preserved and restored timebered burgher house, located in Vít Nejedlý street (ulice Víta Nejedlého) in historic centre of Mnichovo Hradište, is great example of Czech vernacular architecture of the 2nd half of the 18th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/8/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRainham Hall - Broadway, Rainham, UK

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Rainham Hall was built in 1729 for Captain John Harle. It became a National Trust property in 1949 and opened to the public in 2015. The Grade II* listed property has an entry fee for those wishing to inspect the inside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/8/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesElisha Calkin House - Liverpool, NS

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If not the oldest, the Elisha Calkin House is certainly one of the oldest residences in Liverpool.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesFree Quaker Meeting House - Philadelphia, PA

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A quaker house in downtown Philadelphia dates back to 1783.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Gibbes House - Charleston SC

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Built about 1772, it is one of the nation's finest examples of classical Georgian architecture. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: South Carolina

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesNathaniel Russell House - Charleston SC

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Built by wealthy shipping merchant Nathaniel Russell in 1808, it is recognized as one of America's most important Neoclassical houses.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: South Carolina

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesZámecnice - Praha, CZ

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Vineyard homestead on site of vineyard documented in the 15th century. Homestead was established here in the early 17th century. Earliest record is from 1713. In the first half of the 19th century it was rebuild in Classicist style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKlikovka - Praha, CZ

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Early Baroque homestead, originally called Alsterlischer Hof, established r. 1643 as the summer residence of the knight Johann Christof Alsterle. The current name homestead acquired by Václav Klika, the owner of the years 1758-1767.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Blacklock House - Charleston SC

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A National Historic Landmark, this brick house, built in 1800 for a wealthy merchant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: South Carolina

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Aiken House - Charleston SC

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William Aiken House, built in 1807.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: South Carolina

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesŠafránka - Brevnov, Praha 6, Czech republic.

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On site of vineyard, documented in the 14th century, stands manor from the late 18th century. At the beginning of the 20th century it has been extended. Almost to the end of the 20th century it was used for agricultural production.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBecváruv dvur - Strašnice, Praha 10, Czech republic

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Becváruv dvur or Becváruv statek is a three-wing homestead, which was built in 1830 in the classical style Jan Popeár. However, the property was named after Tomáš Becvár. owners of the farm since 1862, the biggest landlord in Strašnice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/17/2016

last visited: never

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