These books are available in libraries and at bookshops throughout the United Kingdom.

DOMESTIC INTERIORS: The British Tradition 1500 - 1850

James Ayres

A history of the development of vernacular British interiors from the mediaeval tradition to the period following the industrial revolution. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white and with text that provides its own vivid picture of life in the houses of the majority of Britons.

  • Published by Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2003
  • Hardback, 259 pages, 225 x 293mm
  • ISBN 0 300 08445-5

THE VICTORIAN HOUSE BOOK: A Practical Guide to Home Repair & Decoration

Robin Guild

A useful and informative guide for the millions of people who live in houses built between about 1840 and the early twentieth century. Beautifully illustrated with 500 colour photographs and 1500 line drawings and with a text that combines practical advice with historical information, this book urges respect for original features and details while suggesting methods of adapting these houses to modern living.

  • Published by Sheldrake Press, London, 2002
  • Hardback, 320 pages, 238 x 310mm
  • ISBN 1 873329 39 3

Brick Building in Britain

R. W. Brunskill, Gollancz, London, 1997

Discovering your Old House: How to Trace the History of your Home

David Iredale & John Barrett, Shire Publications, Princes Risborough, Bucks. 1997

Fixtures & Fittings in Dated Houses 1567 - 1763

N.W. Alcock & Linda Hall, Council for British Archaeology, York, 1994.

History of the English House

Nathaniel Lloyd, Architectural Press, London, 1975

Houses & Cottages of Britain

R. W. Brunskill, Gollancz, London, 1997

How Old is Your House?

Pamela Cunnington, Alphabooks, London, 1988.

On the Dating of English Houses

J.T. Smith & E.M. Yates, Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury, 1991

Stone Roofing: materials & practice of tradItional stone slate roofing in England.

English Heritage Research Transactions, Volume Nine. English Heritage Postal Sales, c\o Gillards, Trident Works, Temple Cloud, Bristol BS39 5AZ

Suburban Style: The British Home 1840 - 1960

Helena Barrett & John Phillips, MacDonald & Co, London, 1987

The British House

Edmund Gray, Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1994

The English Terraced House

Stefan Muthesius, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1982

The Period House: Style, Detail & Decoration 1774 - 1914

R.R. Lawrence & T. Chris, Phoenix Illustrated, London, 1996

The Shell Book of the Home in Britain

James Ayres, Faber & Faber, London, 1981

The Tenement Handbook

John Gilbert & Ann Flint, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Glasgow, 1992

Timber-Framed Buildings of England

R.J. Brown, Robert Hale, London, 1986

Tracing the History of Houses

Bill Breckon & Jeffrey Parker, Countryside Books, Newbury, Berkshire 1991

Traditional Buildings of Britain

R. W. Brunskill, Gollancz, London 1992

Drawings © Ian Stapleton 1997 Text & Directory of restoration products & services © Ian Evans 2011