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Pre-Victorian Historic Homes
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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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Image for Steeple Manor House - Steeple, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN104.9 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesSteeple Manor House - Steeple, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UK

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Steeple Manor House stands in the hamlet of Steeple.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: never

Image for The Manor House Hotel - Studland, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN104.9 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Manor House Hotel - Studland, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UK

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An old 19th Century house in Studland village, now a hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2008

last visited: 6/18/2014

Image for Creech Grange - Creech, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN106.2 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCreech Grange - Creech, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UK

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Creech Grange is a grand country mansion in the Purbeck hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 3/11/2017

Image for Lulworth Castle - Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN107.2 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesLulworth Castle - Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth, Dorset, UK

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Lulworth Castle is a grand, historic country mansion in the Dorset countryside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: never

Image for Branksea Castle - Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN109.9 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBranksea Castle - Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, UK

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An impressive old home on Brownsea Island, where the Scout movement was begun.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2008

last visited: 12/16/2011

Image for Holme Priory - East Holme, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN110.1 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHolme Priory - East Holme, Dorset, UK

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This detached house is located near the church of St John the Evangelist in East Holme.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/14/2011

last visited: never

Image for Moreton House - Moreton, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN115.4 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesMoreton House - Moreton, Dorset, UK

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Moreton House dates to 1744 and is a grand house lying near the church in the village of Moreton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2011

last visited: never

Image for Highcliffe Castle - Christchurch, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN115.4 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesHighcliffe Castle - Christchurch, Dorset, UK

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Highcliffe Castle is a grand building standing in the area of Highcliffe in the historic town of Christchurch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2008

last visited: never

Image for Upton House - Upton, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN115.6 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesUpton House - Upton, Dorset, UK

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Upton House can be found in Upton Country Park in Dorset.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/14/2010

last visited: never

Image for The Manor House - Tolpuddle, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN120.9 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Manor House - Tolpuddle, Dorset, UK

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This old Manor House lies behind the church in Tolpuddle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/3/2010

last visited: never

Image for Canford Manor - Canford Magna, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN121 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCanford Manor - Canford Magna, Dorset, UK

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This historic house is now home to Canford School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/1/2009

last visited: never

Image for Anderson Manor - Anderson, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN121.8 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesAnderson Manor - Anderson, Dorset, UK

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This beautiful Manor House stands in the small village of Anderson in Dorset. It dates back to 1622 and was built for John Tregonwell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2011

last visited: never

Image for Kingston Lacy - Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN123.9 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesKingston Lacy - Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK

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Kingston Lacy is a large country mansion now owned by The National Trust.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/4/2008

last visited: 9/12/2014

Image for Crichel House - Moor Crichel, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN131 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesCrichel House - Moor Crichel, Dorset, UK

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This handsome estate lies in the depths of Dorset.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/5/2009

last visited: never

Image for The Manor House - Cranborne, Dorset, UKview gallery

NN135.3 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesThe Manor House - Cranborne, Dorset, UK

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The Manor House is a historic property in Cranborne, in gorgeous Dorset.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: never

Image for Beach House, Sidmouthview gallery

NWNW147.1 km

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Pre-Victorian Historic HomesBeach House, Sidmouth

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A historic house in Sidmouth in Devon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/28/2008

last visited: 5/28/2008

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