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A bibliography of the Surrey Iron Railway

This bibliography was updated by David Perrett from the original in Derek Bayliss's book Retracing the First Public Railway published in 1981.

  • Anderson, C N, The Surrey Iron Road and The Croydon, Merstham & Godstone Iron Railway. Southern Railway Magazine 1, no. 3, 1923

  • Anderson, J C, A Short Chronicle concerning the Parish of Croydon in the County of Surrey. 1882, reprinted SR Publishers, 1970

  • Bayliss, D A, Retracing the First Public Railway. Living History Local Guide No 4. Living History Publications 1981

  • Bean, K W, 'Plate Rails at Godstone', Industrial Archaeology 7, 1970, 184-189

  • Bing, F G, The Grand Surrey Iron Railway. Croydon Public Libraries Committee, 1931

  • Brayley, E W & Walford E, A Topographical History of Surrey. 2nd ed. 1878-8

  • Bulstrode Letter in James Anderson, Recreation in Agriculture. 2nd series 1, June 1801

  • Burgess, P, The Use of Plate Rails in the Godstone Firestone Quarries, in Proc. Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society 18, Part 4, 1994

  • Davies, C T, The Industries of Wandsworth: Past and Present. Parsons & Baverstock, Earlsfield, 1898. Reprinted with introduction by Derek Bayliss. Wandsworth Libraries, 1984

  • Dickinson, H W, 'Jolliffe and Banks, Contractors', Trans. Newcomen Society 12, 1931-32. 1-8

  • Dobson, C G, A Century and a Quarter: The Story of the Growth of our Business from 1824 to the Present Day. Hall & Co, Croydon, private circulation, 1951

  • Edington, R, A Descriptive Plan for Erecting a Penitentiary House. Likewise a plan of a Railway from London to Portsmouth on a construction superior to anything seen in this Country. London, no date (1803)

  • Articles on SIR and CM&G, The Engineer Issues 5 & 9 Jan 1900, believed to be by W B Paley

  • Garrow, D W, The History and Antiquities of Croydon. 1818

  • Giuseppi, M S, 'Industries', in Victoria County History of Surrey 2. 1905

  • Gerhold, D, 'The rise and fall of the Surrey Iron Railway, 1802-46'. Surrey Archaeological Collections (Surrey Archaeological Society) 2010, 95: 193-210

  • Hadfield, C & Skempton A W, William Jessop, Engineer. David & Charles, 1979

  • Hadfield, C, The Canals of South and South-East England. David & Charles, 1969

  • Harper, C G, The Brighton Road. Chapman & Hall, 1906

  • Hobson, J M, The Book of the Wandle. George Routledge & Sons, 1924

  • Hopkins, R & Thurston T, Old Watermills and Windmills. 1934, reprinted by EP Publications 1976

  • Jackson, A A, London's Local Railways. David and Charles, 1978

  • Jones, A E, An Illustrated Directory of Old Carshalton. The author, no date

  • Kinder, A, letter in The Engineer, 12 Jan 1900

  • Lane, P, 'Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Discoveries', Railway World, Aug 1972

  • Lee, C E, 'Early Railways in Surrey'. The Railway Gazette, 1944

  • Lee, C E & Townsend C, 'Some further notes on early railways in Surrey'. Trans. Newcomen Society 27, 1949, 51-68

  • Malcolm, J, A Compendium of Modern Husbandry, principally written during a survey of Surrey Made at the desire of the Board of Agriculture … 1805

  • Manning, Rev O & Bray W, History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey. 1804-14

  • (Marshall, Robert), An Examination into the proposed Canal and Iron Railway from London to Portsmouth. Joseph Robins, 1803

  • McGow, P, 'Surrey Iron Railway and Croydon, Merstham and Godstone Iron Railway, Notes On The Surrey Iron Railway', 2001 accessed 2013

  • Montague, E N, 'Wheels from the Surrey Iron Railway found at Mitcham', Surrey Archaeological Society Collections 68, 1971

  • Morris, H M, The History of Merstham. The author, 1971

  • Von Oeynhausen, C, & von Dechen, H, Railways in England 1826 and 1827, translated by E A Forward. Newcomen Society, 1971

  • Osborne, Bruce, 'Early Surrey Plateways and Firestone Mines', in Proc. Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society XX

  • Outram, Benjamin, 'Minutes to be observed in the Construction of Railways', in M F Outram, Margaret Outram 1778-1863. 1932

  • Page, William, 'My Recollections of Croydon 60 Years Since 1880', unpublished, typescript of 1893 in Croydon Reference Library

  • Paine, E M S, The Two James's and the Two Stephensons. 1861, reprinted by David & Charles and Phoenix House 1961

  • Phillips, John, A General History of Inland Navigation. 1792, 4th ed. 1803. 5th ed. 1805, reprinted by David and Charles 1970

  • Phillips, Sir Richard, A Morning's Walk from London to Kew. 1817

  • Prentis, W H, The Snuff Mill Story: Local History of Morden, Mitcham, Merton. The author, 1970

  • Priestley, Joseph, Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals and Railways of Great Britain. 1831, reprinted by David and Charles 1969

  • Rees, Abraham, 'Canal' in Cyclopedia, 1819 edition, vol. VI

  • Resker, Rev R R, The History and Development of Purley. Cassell, 1916

  • Riden, Philip, The Butterley Company 1790-1830. The author, 1973

  • Ritchie, R, Railways. 1846

  • Shaw, E & Leyden, K, The Iron Railways of the Wandle Valley: a Bi-Centennial Anniversary Guide. Wandle Industrial Museum, 2003

  • Smiles, S, 'The Lives of George & Robert Stephenson'. The Lives of the Engineers, Vol 3, 1861-2, revised text 1874

  • Stevenson, W A, General View of the Agriculture of the County of Surrey. 1809

  • 'Summerly, Felix' (pseudonym of Henry Cole), 'Felix Summerly's Pleasure Excursions'. Railway Chronicle, 1847

  • Tharby, W G, 'The World's First Public Railway', in Local History Records, The Bourne Society, 7, 1968

  • Tharby, W G, 'The Gauge of the Surrey Iron Railway', in Railway Magazine, Aug. 1967

  • Townsend, C E C, 'Further Notes on Early Railways in Surrey', in Trans. Newcomen Society 27, 1949-51

  • Tredgold, T, A Practical Treatise on Railroads and Carriages. 1825, 2nd ed. 1835

  • Trotter, W E, The Croydon Railway and its Adjacent Scenery. R Tyas, no date (1839)

  • Ward, J, Croydon in the Past. Croydon Advertiser, 1883

  • Webster, T, 'On the Geognostical Situation of the Reygate Stone …', in Trans. Geological Society 5, 1821

  • Wells, S, The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens, called Redford Level, vol. 1. 1830

    The following four works should also be mentioned as providing, between them, the best available introduction to the early history of railways:

  • Baxter, Bertram, Stone Blocks and Iron Rails. David and Charles, 1966

  • Dendy, Marshall C, History of British Railways down to the year 1830. 1938, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 1971

  • Lee, Charles E, The Evolution of Railways. 1937, 2nd ed. The Railway Gazette, 1943

  • Lewis, M J T, Early Wooden Railways. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970

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