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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 HomesRyggåsstugan - Munka Ljungby, Sweden

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Ryggåsstugan - Munka Ljungby

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dvddragon

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 10/26/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThomas Isaac Log Cabin - Ellicott City, MD

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A small log cabin in historic downtown Ellicott City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/3/2021

last visited: 10/3/2021

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWhite House - Washington, DC

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Perhaps the world's most famous house. It's been continually occupied by the President of the United States since 1800 starting with its first tenant of President John Adams.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 9/28/2021

last visited: 9/30/2021

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCpt. Peter Ickes House - Abbottstown, PA

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A historic home in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/15/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesArlington House - Arlington, VA

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The home of Robert E. Lee located at Arlington National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/15/2021

last visited: 10/7/2021

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAltland House - Abbottstown, PA

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A historic inn located in downtown Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/15/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesFrye House - Washington Crossing, PA

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One of many historical markers at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/7/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJames W. Marshall House - Lambertville, NJ

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The childhood home of James W. Marshall, the man who discovered gold at Sutter's Mill sparking the California Gold Rush, located in Lambertville, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/7/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJoshua's Meadows - Bel Air, MD

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A historic home and farm in Bel Air, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 9/7/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMcConkey's Ferry Inn - Washington Crossing, PA

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One of many historic buildings at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/7/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic Homes107 House - Charlestown, MD

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One of a few contributing buildings in the Charlestown Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPaca House - Charlestown, MD

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One of a few contributing buildings in the Charlestown Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesIndian Queen Tavern - Charlestown, MD

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Two historic buildings next to each other, listed as one building in the National Register of Historic Places in Charlestown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBlack's Store - Charlestown, MD

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Two historic buildings next to each other, listed as one building in the National Register of Historic Places in Charlestown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGerry House - Port Deposit, MD

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One of many historic buildings in Port Deposit, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRodgers Tavern - Perryville, MD

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A tavern that was frequently visited by George Washington en route to Philadelphia and Washington. It was here that John Rodgers was born who is credited with being the founder of the United States Navy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/24/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSusquehanna Toll House - Havre de Grace, MD

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A tollhouse in Susquehanna State Park that used to collect tolls for travelers crossing the Susquehanna Bridge, which was destroyed by floods in 1856.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/18/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCarter-Archer House - Havre de Grace, MD

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The birthplace of Civil War General James J. Archer, who commanded Confederate forces at historic battles such as Gettysburg and Manassas. He also commanded forces during the Mexican-American war at the Battle of Chapultepc.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/18/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHuntley - Alexandria, Virginia

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Located at the intersection of Huntley Meadows Lane and Harrison Lane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/18/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRiley House - Harpers Ferry, WV

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A historic home in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/4/2021

last visited: 8/30/2021

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGreen Spring Gardens - Alexandria, Virginia

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Located in the center of Green Springs Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/30/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHays-Heighe House - Bel Air, MD

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A historic home now located on the Harford Community College campus in Bel Air, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/30/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRippon Lodge - Woodbridge, Virginia

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Located at the Rippon Lodge Historical Site on the southbound side of Blackburn Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/14/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesPoplar Hall - Dover, Delaware

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Located along Kitts Hummock Road off of Route 1 one exit south of Dover Air Force Base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/14/2021

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Joseph Huches Cabin - Emmitsburg, MD

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A log cabin in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/5/2021

last visited: 7/5/2021

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