Anthony Quiney

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Anthony Prosper Quiney is an architectural historian, building archaeologist, writer and photographer who has lived in Blackheath for many years. Dr. Quiney is Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at the University of Greenwich,[1] a distinguished Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and President Emeritus of the Royal Archaeological Institute.[2] He has authored several books on the architectural history of England.

As a young boy, he was evacuated from London during the rocket attacks of 1945, to the countryside near a U.S. military airfield, where an American aircrew took him around their B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. This led to a lifelong fascination with military aviation. As a young man, Quiney performed his national service as a radar technician in the Royal Air Force, and later in life he realized a dream of piloting a restored Supermarine Spitfire.

He is the husband of Ginnie Hole; screenwriter for The House of Elliot, Casualty, and many other television programmes.[3]

A tall man with thick white hair, Quiney is frequently seen with his Border Collie Rex, on the heath in Blackheath or in Greenwich Park.[4]


Books include:


  1. ^ Anthony Quiney (2004-01-11). "Town Houses of Medieval Britain - Quiney, Anthony - Yale University Press". Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - List of Fellows". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
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  4. ^ Quiney, Anthony (2009). A Year in the Life of Greenwich Park. London: Frances Lincoln Publishers. ISBN 0-7112-2871-X.