John Martin Robinson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Robinson in the procession to the annual service of the Order of the Garter

John Martin Robinson, FSA (born 1948) is a British architectural historian and officer of arms.

He was born in Preston, Lancashire and educated at the Benedictine school at Fort Augustus, the University of St Andrews (MA) and matriculated to Oriel College, Oxford University for his DPhil in 1970. He worked for the Greater London Council Historic Buildings Division from 1974.[1]

He is Maltravers Herald of Arms Extraordinary at the College of Arms, and was formerly Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary from 1982. He was appointed Librarian to the Earl Marshal in 1978.[2] He was also the archivist for the Dukes of Norfolk.[3]

Robinson is also a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He lives at Beckside House, Cumbria. Robinson is an active member of the Georgian Group.


Magazine articles:

  • "A.D. Profile 22: Hawksmoor's Christ Church, Spitalfields" in: Architectural Design, 7/1979 C. Amery, R. W. Chitham, K. Downes, J. Gillingham, J. Kenworthy-Browne, R. A. Beddard, J. M. Robinson, G. Stamp. pp. 1–32.
  • "Cameron discoveries" in: Architectural Review, 1982, 1030. J. M. Robinson, D. Shvidkovsky. pp. 42–51 - includes bibliographical references.
  • "The Signior" in: AA-Files, 1985, 8 J. M. Robinson. pp. 108–109 - book review.
  • "In pursuit of excellence" in: Country Life, 1979, 4277 J. M. Robinson. pp. 2113–2114.
  • "Classical quartet: new country houses" in: Country Life, 35/1990 J. M. Robinson. pp. 74–77.
  • "No. 20 St James's Square, London" in: Country Life, 44/1989 J. M. Robinson pp. 152–157.
  • "Pavilions to pleasure" in: Country Life, 14/1989 K. Powell, J. Glancey, J. M. Robinson. pp. 132–133.
  • "Scraping the ceiling" in: Country Life, 16/1989 J. M. Robinson. pp. 192–193.


  1. ^ Merle Rubin (February 27, 1985). "Tradition updated: Britain's grand new country houses; The Latest Country Houses, by John Martin Robinson, London: The Bodley Head (distributed by Merrimack Publisher's Cirlcle, Salem, N.H.). 256 pp. $19.95". Christian Science Monitor. 
  2. ^ John Ezard (June 26, 2002). "Obituary: The Duke of Norfolk: As Britain's premier peer and senior Catholic layman, he led a spirited but quiet life". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ "Nothing second-rate or suburban about this man's book". Derby Evening Telegraph. January 18, 2007.