Was your house always a house?
If your house was built in the 19th century or earlier, it may have been:
an industrial building like a mill
commercial premises like a bakery, shoemakers or an inn
a chapel or place used by religious groups
a barn or farm building
a school or schoolhouse
In 1881, the “Old Manor House” at Avebury was a private boarding school.
1881 Census – Old Manor House, Avebury