Museum curator and architectural historian. Born John Newenham Summerson at Barnstead, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington. He taught at Edinburgh College of Art, and had professorships at Oxford and Cambridge. Curator at Sir John Soane's Museum from 1945 to 1984. His many publications include 'Georgian London'. Knighted in 1958. Died at his home, 1 Eton Villas, Chalk Farm. If you like Georgian architecture you have to read Summerson.
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