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Pre-Victorian Historic Homes
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Description:
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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  • Interesting Historical Facts or Connections
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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 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 HomesGilman-Hayden House - East Hartford, Connecticut

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Historic Georgian styled house in East Hartford, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/26/2011

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesJohn Humphrey House - Simsbury, Connecticut

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Historic Colonial house in rural area near Simsbury, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/27/2011

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGiles Barber House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic transitional style masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/24/2011

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesElijah Mills House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/24/2011

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAmos Eno House - Simsbury, Connecticut

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Historic house now operated as a bed and breakfast known as Simsbury House in Simsbury, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/29/2011

last visited: 10/12/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCaptain Jacob Pettibone House - Simsbury, Connecticut

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Historic house in the Simsbury Center Historic District in Simsbury, Connecticut

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/2/2011

last visited: 10/12/2016

Image for Capt. Benjamin Allyn II, House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCapt. Benjamin Allyn II, House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house with a disputed age in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/25/2011

last visited: never

Image for Oliver W. Mills House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOliver W. Mills House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/25/2011

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCapt. Elisha Phelps House - Simsbury, Connecticut

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Historic house now the Phelps Tavern Museum operated by the Simsbury Historical Society in Simsbury, Connecticut

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/31/2011

last visited: 10/12/2016

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesEzra Pratt House - Simsbury, Connecticut

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Historic house in the Simsbury Center Historic District in Simsbury, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/1/2011

last visited: 10/12/2016

Image for Timothy Dwight Mills House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesTimothy Dwight Mills House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/25/2011

last visited: never

Image for Capt. James Loomis House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCapt. James Loomis House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic mixed style masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/24/2011

last visited: never

Image for Gordon Loomis House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesGordon Loomis House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/24/2011

last visited: never

Image for Ira Loomis Jr. House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesIra Loomis Jr. House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/24/2011

last visited: never

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Hurd House, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connectcut, USA

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The Hurd House is the oldest structure at its original site in Litchfield County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jody hurd

location: Connecticut

date approved: 3/1/2011

last visited: never

Image for Edward and Ann Moore House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesEdward and Ann Moore House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/24/2011

last visited: never

Image for Col. James Loomis House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCol. James Loomis House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic former house now bank along the Center Green in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/22/2011

last visited: never

Image for William Shelton House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesWilliam Shelton House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic masonry house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/19/2011

last visited: never

Image for Hezekiah Chaffee House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHezekiah Chaffee House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic brick home now museum in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/17/2011

last visited: 8/11/2013

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesTaylor Chapman House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic Georgian style house in Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/13/2011

last visited: never

Image for Oliver Ellsworth Homestead - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesOliver Ellsworth Homestead - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic former home of framer of the United States Constitution and early Chief Justice located north of Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/12/2011

last visited: 6/27/2010

Image for Capt. Nathaniel Hayden House - Windsor, Connecticutview gallery

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCapt. Nathaniel Hayden House - Windsor, Connecticut

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Historic house built about 1763 by individual who later served in the Revolutionary War. Located in semi-rural area near Windsor, Connecticut.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/11/2011

last visited: never

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