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
Hangleton in the past: A parish history Laker, Colin Hangleton, History
Madame Tussaud’s book of Victorian masks Lambourne, Lionel Masks – History – 19th century
Victorians at home Lasdun, Susan Interior design - 1819-1901
Education in Edinburgh in the eighteenth century Law, Alexander Education - Scotland - 18th century
The Gilbert Collection at Somerset House Layton, Rachael, & Schroder, Timothy Gilbert Collection, Catalogues, Gilbert Arthur 1913-2001
Lead sheet in building: a guide to good practice Lead Development Association Building materials, Lead sheet
Back street Brighton: photographs and memories Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre Brighton, 20th century
Blighty Brighton: photographs & memories of Brighton in the First World War Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre 1st world war, Brighton
Brighton behind the Front: photographs and memories of the Second World War Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre 2nd world war, Brighton
Backyard Brighton: photographs and memories of Brighton in the thirties Lewis Cohen Urban Studies Centre Brighton, 20th century
The Scoundrels Dictionary Lovric, Michelle Dictionaries Slang
Brighton in diaries Lyons, Paul K. (compiler) Brighton - History, Brighton - Diaries
Black cargoes: a history of the Atlantic slave trade Mannix, Daniel P and Cowley, Malcolm Slave trade - History
The Gilbert Collection: Hardstones Massinelli, Anna Maria Gilbert Collection, Gilbert Arthur 1913-2001, Hardstones
The Victorian development of the Clifton, Montpelier and Powis estates of Brighton Mayall, Steve Architecture, Brighton, History, 19th century
History and archaeology in Sussex 1986: a select bibliography McCann, Timothy Bibliography, Sussex
Parish Registers McLaughlin, Eve Genealogy - Parish registers
Simple Latin for family historians McLaughlin, Eve Latin language, Family history
Manorial records McLaughlin, Eve Manorial records, Family history
Reading old handwriting McLaughlin, Eve Palaeography, Old handwriting