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Edith Sitwell‘s book, English Eccentrics, contains a chapter on Ornamental Hermits.

From the Best of Craig’s ListGentle Lady Seeks Ornamental Hermit, July 26, 2014.

Ornamental Hermits of Eccentric Modern England, Author and date unknown. Hermitary.

Before the Garden Gnome, the Ornamental Hermit: A Real Person Paid to Dress like a Druid, Alison Meier. AtlasObscura. March 18, 2014. Discusses Gordon Campbell’s book, The Hermit in the Garden: From Imperial Rome to Garden Gnome.

The Strange Short-Lived British Trend of Hiring Ornamental Hermits, Claire Cock-Starkey, MentalFloss. May 15, 2017.