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The I’Ansons A Dynasty of London Architects & Surveyors

The I’Ansons A Dynasty of London Architects & Surveyors (2019) 424 pages. Peter Jefferson Smith. A highly successful dynasty of architects and surveyors, the three Edward I’Ansons, father, son, and grandson, rose to eminence by means of reliability, networking and sheer indefatigable energy. From their original base in the City of London, where Edward I’Anson junior pioneered the design of purpose-built office buildings, they spread outwards, building and surveying all over London’s southern suburbs, notably Clapham, where they lived for years.

This fully illustrated book represents years of dedicated research and writing by its author. The virtually complete text he left at his death has been edited and is now published by the Clapham Society.
Price £20.

Clapham through time

Clapham through Time (2015) 96 pages. Alyson Wilson and Claire Fry. This fascinating book traces some of the many ways in which Clapham has changed and developed over the last century.

Clapham Through Time is a selection of photographs of Clapham in the past shown alongside exactly the same views taken in 2015, with a brief historical commentary for each pair. The book records the huge changes in the area in the last fifty years, let alone the last century.
Published by Amberley Publishing. £14.99

You can read more about the book and the authors Here

Discovering Clapham (2007) 104 pages. The book starts with an overview of the history of Clapham, setting out how it developed from a small rural village to the bustling part of inner London it is today. The following seven chapters take seven different areas of Clapham, and illustrate a selection of the interesting buildings, giving some background and details to put them in context. Illustrations and information about some notable former residents are included in appropriate places.
This is our first colour publication. Many of the pictures are photographs taken specifically for the book, and older pictures include prints and drawings, historic photographs as well as paintings and watercolours, which for the first time we are able to do justice to by printing in colour. £6.00 (members) or £7.50 (non-members)

The Clapham Sect – Margaret Bryant (April 2004) 64 pages. The story of a group of people whose activities changed the world. Wealthy Clapham businessmen and religious philanthropists, they fought to change the moral climate of their times, and campaigned against the injustices of slavery and the slave trade. Led by William Wilberforce in Parliament, their greatest achievement was the outlawing of the Atlantic slave trade in 1807. Margaret Bryant paints a vivid picture of these remarkable people and their lives in late eighteenth century Clapham and reminds us how much our modern world owes to them. £6.00 (members) or £7.50 (non-members)

Clapham Saints and Sinners Eric Smith (1987) 78 pages. A fascinating selection of extracts from the Occasional Sheets of the Clapham Antiquarian Society, packed with information about the history of Clapham and its residents. NOW REDUCED TO ONLY £5

Walk guides

Clapham Walks: Self-guided walks leaflets, each covering a different area of Clapham. Printed walks are no longer available, however copies are free to download, but we would welcome a donation.
The list of self-guided walks is on our Walks Page.
Please click here to download a walk.

If you wish to make a donation for Clapham Society walks please click here:

Publications may be obtained from:

Alyson Wilson, 22 Crescent Grove, London SW4 7AH. Tel. 020 7622 6360.

Email: Personal callers by prior arrangement.

Please refer to the Order Form for details to include in your email.

Postage and packing £3 per book. £4 for The I’Ansons A Dynasty of London Architects.
Please make cheques payable to The Clapham Society.

You may pay by Bank Transfer (BACS). If you prefer to pay this way please email Alyson Wilson with details of your order and ensure you give the following reference details in the payment:
your surname, your Postcode, and P (to indicate publication payment).

Clapham Society Bank Details

National Westminster Bank plc
PO Box 3059, London SW4 7SN

Account Name: The Clapham Society
Sort code: 60-05-34
Acc. Number 22217045

All books are available also from Clapham Books, 26 The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 9JA, at non-member prices.
They are happy to order for you as stocks run out.