The House library

Our collection of 18th and 19th century texts, and contemporary works on architecture, design, construction, and history.
Focused principally on the Georgian and Victorian eras, the library contains texts on architecture, construction, interior design, and social, political, and economic history. The collection includes original works from the 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary material from established publishing houses, and self published pamphlets such as the Town House Times, our friends' newsletter.

Title Authorsort descending Categories
Protecting cultural objects through international documentation standards: a preliminary survey Thornes, Robin Museums - Collections documentation
St. Mary’s Bramber: a Sussex house and its gardens Thorogood, Peter Architecture - England
Thomas Hood - Poems comic and serious Thorogood, Peter Hood Thomas 1799-1845, English poetry
Fashions of the Regency period : Paper dolls Tierney, Tom Regency period, Fashions
Timpson’s England: a look beyond the obvious at the unusual, the eccentric, and the definitely odd Timpson, John, 1928- England - Description and travel
From Waterloo to George VI Titterton, A.F. England, History, 19th century
The Gilbert Collection of gold boxes Truman, Charles Gilbert Collection, Gilbert Arthur 1913-2001
The Gilbert Collection of gold boxes: Vol.2 Truman, Charles Gilbert Collection, Gilbert Arthur 1913-2001
Behind closed doors: at home in Georgian England Vickery, Amanda England - Social Conditions - 18th century
English printed textiles: 1720-1836 Victoria and Albert Museum Textile industry, England, Exhibitions
St Andrew’s Church, Waterloo Street, Hove Vigar, John; Robins, Mike Architecture, Churches, Brighton
Discovering Old Hove: including Cliftonville Estate Walker, Graham Hove - History
The housekeeping book of Susanna Whatman 1776-1800 Whatman, Susanna, introduced by Christina Hardyment England - Household management 1776-1800, Whatman Susanna – 1753-1814
Brighton panorama Wilds, Amon Henry (original drawing) Panoramas, Brighton
Harriette Wilson's memoirs Wilson, Harriette, & Blanch, Lesley Biography, Wilson Harriette 1786-1845, Courtesans
Diary of William Tayler, footman, 1837 Wise, Dorothy (edited); Saunders, Ann (notes) Domestic service, Personal observations, Diaries
Bungalow Town: theatre and film colony Wolters, N.E.B. Film making - Sussex
A Victorian Street Wood, Richard Street history - Victorian period
Architectural drawing of the Regency Period 1790-1837 Worsley, Giles Architectural drawings
If walls could talk: An intimate history of the home Worsley, Lucy Domestic life - History, Houses - History