This page focuses on resources available in the Rewley House Continuing Education Library and online resources subscribed to by the Bodleian Libraries.
The Continuing Education Library is available to all members of the University. Book loans are normally restricted to staff and students of the Department for Continuing Education although exceptional loans may be made - please ask at the Library desk.
Image: Blue plaque at Hampton Court Palace, photographed by Jonathan Cardy CC BY-SA 4.0
Here are some of the key bibliographic databases for Garden History. You can either search for Lancelot Brown, or search for specific sites
To find more, go to OxLIP+, click the Subject tab and scroll down to select Art and Architecture
The Continuing Education Library has a number of books on Capability Brown as well as more general books on eighteenth century landscapes and specific estates associated with Brown. Here are a few examples:
Search the following subscription databases for Lancelot Brown, Capability Brown or for specific sites
The Bodleian Library has a very large collection of maps including various editions of the Ordnance Survey series and local and estate maps.
Many maps are catalogued on SOLO, and there is a specialist Map Search - follow the link by the search box. Most maps are held off-site and need to be requested to a reading room.
Includes the complete 1:10,560 series and selected areas of the 1:2,500 maps (Single Sign On not required)