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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 HomesHyde Hall - Springfield Center NY

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Constructed between 1817 and 1834, at the time it was built it was the largest private home in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 8/21/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBidwell House Museum - Monterey, MA

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a historic house and museum located on Art School Road in Monterey, Massachusetts, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCooper-Molera Adobe - Monterey, CA

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This historic adobe was built in 1823.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesTaffrail Cottage - Chester, NS

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Built in 1780, this cottage style home is one of the oldest in Chester. On June 30, 1992 the cottage was registered as a Municipal Heritage Property in the Municipality of the District of Chester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPatrick McDonough House - Shelburne, NS

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Dock Street, the oldest in Shelburne, runs along the harbour on the western edge of the town, lined with a collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSinclair Inn / Farmer's Hotel - Annapolis Royal, NS

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Built of two separate early eighteenth century houses joined together, with a second storey later added, the Sinclair Inn operated for more than 150 years before closing in 1950. Today the building is home to the Sinclair Inn Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic Homesde Gannes-Cosby House - Annapolis Royal, NS

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Dated as having been built in 1708, this is the oldest documented wooden building in Nova Scotia and is the oldest known remaining Acadian structure in Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOttawa House - Parrsboro, NS

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Ottawa House, as we see it today, is actually three different buildings from three eras, from the late 1760s to circa 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAt the Sign of the Whale - Dayton, NS

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Old, as in built some time between 1792 and 1811, this Georgian style house is one of the oldest remaining in Yarmouth County in a relatively unaltered state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRoss-Thomson House - Shelburne, NS

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The Ross-Thomson House is one of several eighteenth century houses remaining near the Shelburne Harbour waterfront.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPeter Guyon House - Shelburne, NS

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Dock Street, the oldest in Shelburne, runs along the harbour on the western edge of the town, lined with a collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGeorge Gracie House - Shelburne, NS

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Dock Street, the oldest in Shelburne, runs along the harbour on the western edge of the town, lined with a collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJeremiah Calkin House - Grand Pré, NS

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Built in 1768, the Jeremiah Calkin House is one of the oldest known New England Planter buildings and the oldest in the Horton Township. Beautifully restored, it was moved to its present location to avoid its demolition in 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCoyle House - Shelburne, NS

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Dock Street, the oldest in Shelburne, runs along the harbour on the western edge of the town, lined with a collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWhite-Irwin House - Shelburne, NS

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One of the many houses built in 1784-1785 by Loyalists immigrating to Shelburne after the American Revolution, the White-Irwin House stands on Water Street, one block off the waterfront.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLennox Tavern - Lunenburg, NS

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The oldest operating Inn in Canada, Lennox Tavern is also the most original remaining eighteenth century Inn in North America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2016

last visited: never

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

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One of many historic homes in downtown San Juan Capistrano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMaidstone Museum and Art Gallery (Chillington House) - St Faith's Street, Maidstone, UK

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Chillington House, an Elizabethan manor house, houses the Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery. The manor house was completed in 1577 and opened as the Charles Museum in 1858 and was later renamed the Maidstone Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Archbishops' Palace - Mill Street, Maidstone, UK

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The Archbishops' Palace was built in the 14th century and sits alongside the River Medway in Maidstone, Kent. Today, the building is used as a Register Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSt John's House - St John's, Warwick, UK

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The land on which St John's House stands has had several uses over the years with the current usage being as a museum. The current house was built c1666 as a private residence and later became a school before passing to public use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMauthurin Ballou House - Lincoln RI

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Built in 1710 is actually on Westwood Rd which is the way Parker St originally went.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/5/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWestenhanger Castle - Westenhanger, Kent, UK

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Westenhanger Castle is a fortified manor house close to Folkestone racecourse. The main building has benefitted from restoration but the surrounding walls are in a state of ruin. Building commenced in the 14th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/4/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHulihee Palace - Kona, HI

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This used to be the kings house and it is right next to the beach!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: 8/7/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLapham House - North Smithfield RI

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Federal home built in 1790

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAnson Arnold House - North Smithfield RI

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Federal style home built 1806.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/1/2016

last visited: never

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