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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 HomesMaison, 22 rue du Châpitre - Rennes, France

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[FR] Immeuble du 16e siècle dans le centre historique de Rennes. [EN] 16th century building in the historic center of Rennes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: 6/22/2020

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWill. Owen House - Glocester RI

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Will. Owen House (c.1800): F.,2½.story,gable-roof, wood clapboard; moved from edge of Pike in 1920’s., rear porch added

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDr. Reuben Mason House - Glocester RI

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Dr. Reuben Mason House was built before 1776.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJeremiah Sheldon House - Glocester RI

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In 1790 the house was Captain Israel Inman’s Inn.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThorp Cottage - Glocester RI

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Thorp Cottage (c.l770): C; 1 1/2 story, gable roof, wood clapboard; typical country 18th century cottage.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLydia Slocum House - Glocester RI

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2 story gable roof with old lean to at rear; Wood clapboard and shingle; front is significantly remodeled. Built c.1790

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOliver Owen House - Glocester RI

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Oliver Owen House (c.1800.): C.-, 2 1/2 story, gable roof, wood clapboard; 1 story wing added on north and west sides.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Arcade Building - Glocester RI

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The Arcade Building (c.1800): C, 1 story, gable roof wood, clapboard; built in three sections with identical floor plans. Birthplace of Leonard Sayles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKimball House - Glocester RI

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Oldest house in Chepachet Village, owned in 1790 by Colonel Asa Kimball

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/9/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesClausholm Slot - Denmark

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Clausholm Slot blev bygget i 1690'erne af Grev Conrad Rewentlow.I dag bor kammerherre og hofjægermester Kim Berner på slottet. Clausholm Castle was built in the 1690's by Count Conrad Rewentlow´.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 6/3/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWhipple--Jenckes House - Cumberland RI

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The Whipple–Jenckes House was built around the year 1750, enlarged slightly in 1780.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesEbenezer Metcalf, Sr House - Cumberland RI

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Ebenezer Metcalf, Sr., house - Known as The Elms was built in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDavis Metcalf House - Cumberland RI

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Davis Metcalf erected this Federal style house early in the nineteenth century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGustavus A. Alexander House - Cumberland RI

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House built probably about 1800, purchased by Gustavus A. Alexander in 1837

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWalcott house - Cumberland RI

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Walcott house is said to have been erected by John Walcott before 1750.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJacob Metcalf House - Cumberland RI

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This much altered four-bay, two-story, flank-gable structure, dating probably from the latter half of the eighteenth century as the home of Jacob Metcalf.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAmos Arnold house - Cumberland RI

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A one-and-a-half-story, gambrel roof structure, built between 1745, when Arnold purchased the saw mill and mill privilege, and 1773

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMackenzie house - Cumberland, RI

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Mackenzie house: This two-story, flank-gable, center chimney dwelling, probably originally an early-nineteenth-century Federal style house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGeneral Store and Doctor's Office - Cumberland RI

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Former general store and doctor’s office: Built c. 1819-24 by Lewis Arnold and sold to Halsey P. Walcott in 1824.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesDr. Halsey D. Walcott house - Cumberland RI

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The Cumberland land records show that it was erected c. 1819-24 by Lewis Arnold and sold in 1824 to Halsey Walcott.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/2/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesRegent's House (House N° 2 in Wallenstein Square) / Dum c.p. 2 na Valdštejnove námestí - Jicín (East Bohemia)

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Burgher house N° 2 in Wallenstein Square (Regent's House; dum c.p. 2 na Valdštejnove námestí), with preserved Gothic-Renaissance elements, is an important and valuable proof of the complex architectural development of the center of Jicín.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/31/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWhipple--Cullen House and Barn - Lincoln RI

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The house, built c. 1740, is one of the town's least-altered 18th century houses, and the barn is a rare survivor of the town's agrarian past

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/23/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBallou House - Lincoln RI

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The house was built c. 1782 by Moses Ballou, from one of the first families to settle in the area, and was owned by his descendants through most of the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/23/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLuke Jillson House - Cumberland, RI

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Although a common date given for the Luke Jillson House construction is 1752, it was more likely built c. 1776 or in 1792, based on stylistic evidence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/22/2020

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWaterman--Winsor Farm - Smithfield RI

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The earliest part of the house may have been constructed in the early eighteenth century as early as [b]1710, and it may have been the original home of "Colonel Abraham Winsor (1720-1798).[/b]

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/19/2020

last visited: never

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