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 Author Categories
Sussex Cigar Stores Sales - catalogue
Sussex hearth tax assessments 1662: 1: Lewes Rape Burchall, M.J. (editor) Hearth tax - History
Sussex hearth tax assessments 1662: 2: Pevensey Rape Burchall, M.J. (editor) Hearth tax - History
Sussex in 1839 [a picture of Sussex life in 1839] Barty-King, Hugh Sussex, 19th century
The Age of revolution Hobsbawm, Eric J. Europe - History 1789-1848
The beginnings of the parochial system Addleshaw, G.W.O. Parochial system - History
The black moth Heyer, Georgette English Fiction
The Brighton Garrison 1793-1900: a layman’s collection of information and illustrations Grant, R. C. Military, History, Brighton
The Brighton Rock picture book: the making of the Boulting Brothers film 1946-48 McQueeney, Maire Cinema, History, Brighton
The British Library: the Reference Division Collections Anderson, Janice British Library
The building conservation directory (2001 / 9th ed) Garrett, Wendell Historic buildings - Conservation and restoration - Great Britain
The building of Bath Architecture - Bath, Georgian architecture - Bath
The Commercial Rooms, Corn Street, Bristol: A report on an examination of the original paint in the trading areas of the building Baty, Patrick Paint - Architectural detail
The complete book of floorcloths: designs and techniques for painting great-looking canvas rugs Cooper, Kathy & Jan Hersey Floor coverings
The English home Yarwood, Doreen Interior decoration - England
The English parish church and the local community Bettey, J.H. Parish churches - England
The fall of the House of Usher and other writings Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849 American fiction, Short stories
The fashionable fire place 1660-1840 Gilbert, Christopher, Wells-Cole, Anthony Fireplaces, History
The Foundry Street event: Brighton & Hove Open Door 2008, programme pt 2 Brighton, North Laine
The Georgian child Roe, F. Gordon Children, Georgian era