Books & articles relating to Layton

Published pieces include the following:

Layton in his local and social context

Blackmore, L & Whipp, D Thomas Layton, F.S.A (1819-1911) A misguided Antiquary in London Archaeologist, Autumn 1977 Vol 3 No 4, 90-96

Blomfield, D, (2008), Kew Riverside 1820-1920, Richmond History 29, 63-71

Canham, Roy, ed (1978) 2000 Years of Brentford, HMSO

Coote, J (2008) Joseph Banks’s Forty Brass Patus, in Journal of Museum Ethnography, No 20, pp 49 – 68

Cotton, J, (1999) Ballast-heavers and battle-axes: the ‘Golden Age’ of Thames finds, in Coles, A & Dion, M, Archaeology, London

Galer, M (2007), Layton’s Legacy, Thomas Layton Trust

Henrey, R (1946), The King of Brentford, Peter Davies

Hume, I (1956) Treasures in the Thames, Muller

Seaton, Shirley (2000), Thomas Layton, FSA: The Obsessive Collector Brentford and Chiswick Local History Journal 9

Turner, Fred (1922), History and Antiquities of Brentford


Adkins, R & Jackson, R, (1978), Neolithic Stone and Flint Axes from the River Thames, British Museum Occasional Paper 1

Burgess, C B & Gerloff, S, (1981), The Dirks and Rapiers of Great Britain and Ireland, Munich: Prähistorische Bronzefunde, IV, 7

Clarke, D L, (1970), Beaker Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Colquhuon, I & Burgess, C B, (1988), The Swords of Britain, Munich: Prähistorische Bronzefunde, IV, 5

Davis, R, (2013), The Early and Middle Bronze Age Spearheads of Britain, Stuttgart: Prähistorische Bronzefunde, V, 5

Field, D, (1989), Tranchet axes and Thames picks: Mesolithic core tools from the west London Thames, Trans Lond Middx Archaeol Soc 40, 1-26

Fox, C (1958), Pattern and Purpose: A Survey of Early Celtic Art in Britain

Gerloff, S, (1975), The Early Bronze Age Daggers in Great Britain and a Reconsideration of the Wessex Culture, Munich: Prähistorische Bronzefunde, IV, 2

Greenwell, W & Brewis, W P, (1909), The origin, evolution and classification of the bronze spearhead in Great Britain and Ireland, Archaeologia 61, 439-72

Grimes, W F, (1931), The Early Bronze Age flint dagger in England and Wales, Proc Prehist Soc E Anglia 6, 340-55

Hawkes, C F C & Hull, R, (1987), Corpus of Ancient Brooches in Britain, BAR British Series 168

Jope, E M, (1961), Daggers of the Early Iron Age in Britain, Proc Prehist Soc 27, 307-43

Jope, E M, (1982), Hallstatt D daggers: Britain and Europe, Bull Inst Archaeol 19, 83-9

Jope, E M, (2000), Early Celtic Art in the British Isles

Macdonald, J, (1978), An Iron Age dagger in the Royal Ontario Museum, in J Bird, H Chapman & J Clark (eds), Collectanea Londiniensia: Studies in London archaeology and history presented to Ralph Merrifield, LAMAS Special Paper 2, 44-52

Needham, S & Burgess, C, (1980), The Later Bronze Age in the lower Thames valley: the metalwork evidence, in J Barrett & R Bradley (eds), Settlement and Society in the British Later Bronze Age, BAR British Series 83, 437-69

Needham, S, Ramsey, C B, Coombs, D, Cartwright, C & Pettitt, P, (1997), An independent chronology for British Bronze Age metalwork: the results of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Programme, Archaeol Journ 154, 55-107

O’Connor, B, (1980), Cross-Channel Relations in the British Later Bronze Age, BAR International Series 91

Rowlands, M J, (1976), The Production and Distribution of Metalwork in the Middle Bronze Age in Southern Britain, BAR British Series 31

Sidell, Jane (2001), Archaeology & the London Thames: past, present and future in Archaeology International volume 5 pages 12-15

Simpson, D D A (1996), “Crown” Antler Maceheads and the Later Neolithic in Britain, Proc Prehist Soc 62, 293-309

Smith, C, (1989), British antler mattocks, in C Bonsall (ed), The Mesolithic in Europe: Papers Presented at the Third International Symposium, Edinburgh 1985, 272-83

Smith, Reginald A (1920), Specimens from the Layton Collection, in Brentford Public Library, Archaeologia LXIX (22), 1-30

Stead, I M (1984) Some notes on imported metalwork in Iron Age Britain, Society of Antiquaries of London, Occasional Paper 4

Stead, I M (1985), Celtic Art, British Museum

Vulliamy, C E (1930), Archaeology of Middlesex and London, Methuen

Museum practice

Coote, J (2008), Joseph Banks’ Forty Brass Patus, Journal of Museum Ethnography 20, 49-68

Currie, R, Davis, G, Elliott, C, Kruekamwang, U, and Pinto, R (2011) A Maori Treasure Box from the Thomas Layton Collection (Museum of London Accession No Q100), Research Documentation Report submitted for MA in Museum Studies, University College London Institute of Archaeology

Davis, G J C (2012), The Thomas Layton Collection: Reassembling the ‘Artificial Curiosities’ of a Victorian Antiquarian , MA dissertation in Museum Studies, University College London Institute of Archaeology

updated 16 October 2013
Please note – the Trust is always pleased to hear of other publications which can be added to this list