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Published pieces about Layton and his collection include:

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

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

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

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

Smith, Reginald A (1920), Specimens from the Layton Collection, in Brentford Public Library in Archaeologia LXIX (22), pp1-30

Stead, I M (1984) Some notes on imported metalwork in Iron Age Britain Society of Antiquaries of London, Occasional Paper 4, vii, 114p

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

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

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