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
The Soanes at home: domestic life at Lincoln’s Inn Fields Palmer, Susan Soane John 1753-1837, Architects - Biography
The Southeast Jenkins, Simon Southeast England - Guidebooks
The town labourer: 1760-1832: The New Civilisation Hammond, J.L. and Hammond, Barbara Working classes, Social conditions 1760-1832
The unknown Turner: notes for teachers Roberts, Miquette English artists, Turner JMW - 1734-1797
The Victorian development of the Clifton, Montpelier and Powis estates of Brighton Mayall, Steve Architecture, Brighton, History, 19th century
The Wordsworth Thesaurus Thesaurus
Thomas Hood - Poems comic and serious Thorogood, Peter Hood Thomas 1799-1845, English poetry
Timpson’s England: a look beyond the obvious at the unusual, the eccentric, and the definitely odd Timpson, John, 1928- England - Description and travel
Town houses: evolution and innovation in 800 years of urban domestic architecture Binney, Marcus Row houses – History
Tracing the history of your house Barratt, Nick Buildings - history - sources
Urban Walks: original walks through 15 cities in the UK and Ireland Observer Newspaper Urban walks - guides
Valuable architecture, atlases and natural history books: London …October 30th, 1996 … Christie’s [Auction House] Catalogues - Auctions
Victorians at home Lasdun, Susan Interior design - 1819-1901
Views and legend of the Devil’s Dyke: The legend of which is derived … Ainsworth, W. Harrison Devils Dyke (Sussex) - History
W.F. Turk Antique clocks: sales and repair [brochure] Sales cataolgues
Walking about Hove: Brunswick Town Forrest, D. M. Walking, Hove
Walking on water: the West Pier story Gray, Fred Piers, Recreation, Brighton
West Blatchington Windmill Hayden, Roger Windmills, Sussex
West Blatchington Windmill Hayden, Roger Windmills - Sussex
William Kentridge Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn Kentridge William - 1955-, Artists - South Africa