Links and Articles

Find out more about women’s history and the built environment with the resources below.


  • The Further Adventures of Mary Lacy. The story of an 18th century female shipwright and builder, and the houses she built in Deptford that survive to this day.

    Reproduced with permission from The Georgian Group Journal Vol X 2000

  • "Where shall she live?": Housing the New Working Woman in Late Victorian and Edwardian London', in Living, Leisure and Law: Eight Building Types in England 1800-1941, ed. Geoff Brandwood. Spire Books, Reading 2010, published in association with the Victorian Society.

    The article can be viewed on the Buildings that Celebrate Working Women page.


Gender and the Built Environment (Archived website)
Gendersite provides a route to all the information needed to gain a better understanding of gender issues in the built environment. The site lists books, bibliographies, broadcasts, conference papers, journals, reports, unpublished PhDs and more.

The Women's Library
The Women's Library is a cultural centre housing the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK. Access is free and open to everyone.

From History to Herstory
This website looks at different aspects of women's history in Yorkshire from 1100 to the present day.

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