Publications about Valentines

Redbridge Libraries Local Studies Service have an extensive collection of materials covering the history of the area and, of course, Valentines Park. Most of this material is available in the Central Library on Clements Road, Ilford.

The Local History Museum - also in the Central Library - has a small display on Sarah Ingleby, including a memorial stained glass window from the old St Clements Church.

Victor Bateson
The Future of Valentines Park (1912)
J A G Bodger
Opening of Valentines Park and the American Gardens (1907)
George Caunt
Ilford's Yesterdays: the village that became a town (1980)
Andrew Crowe
The Parks and Woodlands of London (1987)
Ian Dowling
Valentines Park, Ilford: a century of history (1999)
Georgina Green
Robert Surman of Valentines (2005)
Norman Gunby
A Potted History of Ilford (1997)
Jim Hetherington
Valentines Mansion: Love's Labours Lost? (1999)
Land Use Consultants
Valentines Park: historic survey and restoration management plan (1999)
Bert Lockwood
The inspiration of Valentines (2002)
London Borough of Redbridge
Proposals for the restoration of Valentines Park and Mansion (1996)
Stephen Smith
A thesis study of Valentines Park (2000)
George Tasker
Ilford Past and Present (1905, reprinted 1992)
Susan Taverner
Cranbrook Hall and Valentines Mansion (1973)
Edward Tuck
A Sketch of ancient Barking, its Abbey and Ilford (1899)
Victoria County History
Victoria County History of the County of Essex, Vol. V (1966)