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.

Titlesort ascending Author Categories
The Victorian development of the Clifton, Montpelier and Powis estates of Brighton Mayall, Steve Architecture, Brighton, History, 19th century
The unknown Turner: notes for teachers Roberts, Miquette English artists, Turner JMW - 1734-1797
The town labourer: 1760-1832: The New Civilisation Hammond, J.L. and Hammond, Barbara Working classes, Social conditions 1760-1832
The Southeast Jenkins, Simon Southeast England - Guidebooks
The Soanes at home: domestic life at Lincoln’s Inn Fields Palmer, Susan Soane John 1753-1837, Architects - Biography
The Shell book of the home in Britain: decoration, design and construction of vernacular interiors, 1500-1850 Ayres, James Interior decoration - England
The Scoundrels Dictionary Lovric, Michelle Dictionaries Slang
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dinkel, John Royalty, Brighton, Buildings
The Royal Pavilion visitor’s catalogue Royalty, Brighton, Buildings
The Royal escape: [with a history of the Old Ship Hotel Brighton] Middleton, Judy Brighton - History, Charles II - monarch
The Repair and maintenance of houses Melville, Ian A. & Ian A. Gordon Houses - Repair and maintenance
The Regency Town House: an illustrated guide and history to 13 Brunswick Square Hove Creese, Marilyn Regency, Architecture, Hove
The rape of Britain Amery, Colin & Cruickshank, Dan Architecture - Britain
The Railways of Devil’s Dyke Clark, Paul Devils Dyke (Sussex) - History, Railways
The Prince and his pleasures – satirical images of George IV and his circle Barlow, Andrew Satire, Royalty
The price guide to Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s furniture: (1860-1930) Andrews, John English furniture
The picturesque in late Georgian England: Papers given at The Georgian Group Symposium 1994 Arnold, Dana (ed.) Aesthetics - Britain - 18th century, Aesthetics - Britain - 19th century
The pattern of English building Clifton-Taylor, Alec Architecture, Building materials
The Park Crescent Story Cooke, Robert Brighton - History
The old town of Brighton Hollingdale, Eileen A. & McCarthy, N.J. Walking tour - Brighton