John Wood, the Elder, was an architect who principally worked in Bath, England. He was born in York, North Yorkshire, but is known for designing many of the buildings in Bath, including the Circus.
Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd edition (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), pp. 1072-1075.
Gomme, Andor, 'Wood, John (bap. 1704, d. 1754)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008) < http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/29878 > [accessed 29 November 2008]
Ison, Walter William, 'John Wood the Elder, of Bath', Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 3rd ser., 61:9 (1954), pp. 367-9.
Mowl, Timothy and Brian Earnshaw, John Wood : Architect of Obsession (Bath: Millstream Books, 1988)
National Archives, National Register of Archives, Person Details, 'Wood, John (1704-1754) Architect, GB/NNAF/P154584' < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P31098 > [accessed 29 November 2008]