Anthony Quiney

Anthony Prosper Quiney FSA, RAI[1] (born 1935)[2] 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,[3] a distinguished Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and President Emeritus of the Royal Archaeological Institute.[4] 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 realised a dream of piloting a restored Supermarine Spitfire.

Personal lifeEdit

He is the husband of Ginnie Hole; screenwriter for The House of Eliott, Casualty, The Bill, and many other television programmes.[5]

A tall man with thick white hair, Quiney is sometimes seen with his Border Collie Rex, on the heath in Blackheath or in Greenwich Park.[6]


Books include:

  • John Loughborough Pearson, 1979. ISBN 0-300-02253-0.
  • House and Home: History of the Small English House, 1986. ISBN 0-563-21133-4.
  • The English Country Town, 1987. ISBN 0-500-01405-1.
  • Period Houses, a guide to authentic architectural features, 1989. ISBN 0-540-01173-8.
  • Kent Houses: English Domestic Architecture, 1993. ISBN 1-85149-153-8.
  • Wall to Wall, An exploration of building materials and domestic architecture, 1994. ISBN 1-86000-013-4.
  • The Traditional Buildings of England, 1995. ISBN 0-500-27661-7
  • Panoramas of English Villages, with Nick Meers. 2000. ISBN 978-1-85799-946-4.
  • England's Architectural Heritage, 2002. ISBN 1-903807-23-9.
  • Town Houses of Medieval Britain, 2004. ISBN 0-300-09385-3.
  • A Year in the Life of Greenwich Park, 2009. ISBN 0-7112-2871-X.
  • The Undone Years: a story of two families, 1907–1923, 2015.


  1. ^ Member of the Royal Archaeological Institute
  2. ^ Quiney, Anthony (October 12, 1986). "House and home a history of the small English house". British Broadcasting Corp.
  3. ^ Anthony Quiney (2004-01-11). "Town Houses of Medieval Britain – Quiney, Anthony – Yale University Press". Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  4. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – List of Fellows". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  5. ^ "Ginnie Hole". IMDb.
  6. ^ Quiney, Anthony (2009). A Year in the Life of Greenwich Park. London: Frances Lincoln Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7112-2871-9.