There are over two hundred plots in Old Rauma. Like in the countryside, each house has its own name. A house usually consists of a residential building and outbuildings. The size of the plots varies, as does the number of buildings on each plot. A large property has several residential buildings and outbuildings.

The houses of Old Rauma all have their own history. The same plots and house names can also be found on old maps and documents. Changes have also taken place, plots have been merged and the name of a resident may have become the new name of a house. The history of the houses can be traced far back in history. There are also records of buildings, from older times sporadically, but from the 19th century for every house.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Rauma Museum has extensively researched the phases of houses and their buildings, especially with the help of fire insurance records from the 1830s and building and alteration drawings dating back to the second half of the 19th century. This material has been compiled on the basis of these surveys. Houses can be searched either by house name or by street address. The names of the houses can be used to find their location on the Rauma map service.

The current status, use and permit history of buildings should be checked from the permit documents and plans in the building control’s archives.

Text: Anna Nurmi-Nielsen
Pictures: Rauma Museum, unless stated otherwise.

Notice! The information about houses is currently being translated. There is information of approximately 230 houses so the translation work is slow. We thank everyone for understanding and continued patience, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. /July 16, 2024

Buildings in alphabetical order