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
Joseph Wright of Derby Fraser, David Artists - British, Wright Joseph 1734-1797
The Gilbert Collection: Micromosaics Gabriel, Jeanette Hanisee Gilbert Collection, Gilbert Arthur 1913-2001, Micromosaics
American colonial: puritan simplicity to Georgian grace Garrett, Wendell Architecture, United States
The building conservation directory (2001 / 9th ed) Garrett, Wendell Historic buildings - Conservation and restoration - Great Britain
Georgian Architectural Practice Georgian Group Georgian period, Architecture
Coroners’ records in England and Wales Gibson, Jeremy and Rogers, Colin Coroners' Records - England, Coroners' Records - Wales
Coroners’ records in England and Wales Gibson, Jeremy and Rogers, Colin Coroners' Records - England, Coroners Records - Wales
The fashionable fire place 1660-1840 Gilbert, Christopher, Wells-Cole, Anthony Fireplaces, History
Country house floors: 1660-1850 Gilbert, Christopher, James Lomas and Anthony Wells-Cole Floor coverings
The Brighton Garrison 1793-1900: a layman’s collection of information and illustrations Grant, R. C. Military, History, Brighton
Walking on water: the West Pier story Gray, Fred Piers, Recreation, Brighton
John Joseph Merlin: The ingenious mechanick Greater London Council Merlin John Joseph 1735-1803
Shops book: Brighton 1900-1930 Griffiths, Neil Shops - Brighton
Regency recollections: Captain Gronow’s guide to life in London and Paris Gronow, Rees Howell, edited by Summerville, Christopher Social life and customs - 19th century
The town labourer: 1760-1832: The New Civilisation Hammond, J.L. and Hammond, Barbara Working classes, Social conditions 1760-1832
Historic Worthing: the untold story Hare, Chris Worthing (Sussex), History
Fanny Burney: A biography Harman, Claire Burney Fanny 1752-1840, Biography, Women writers
West Blatchington Windmill Hayden, Roger Windmills, Sussex
West Blatchington Windmill Hayden, Roger Windmills - Sussex
English watches Hayward, J.F. Watch making, England, Victoria & Albert Museum