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Leonard Stokes

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Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes 1858 – 25 December 1925 was an English architect

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, Lincoln, designed by Leonard Stokes in 1905

Leonard Stokes was born in Southport then in Lancashire in 1858 the son of Scott Nasmyth Stokes a school inspector He trained in London and travelled in Germany and Italy Most of his designs were for Roman Catholic buildings, including churches, convents and schools His first work was Sacred Heart Church, Exeter He also designed the Church of St Clare, Liverpool, which was completed in 1890 He also designed country houses and around 20 telephone exchanges In 1919 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, having served as their president from 1910 to 1912 Sir Albert Edward Richardson, who later became president of the Royal Society, trained in his offices

His brother Wilfred Stokes was an engineer and inventor His nephew Richard Stokes was a Labour MP and minister

He died in 1925 in Chelsea, London


  1. ^ "Exeter - Sacred Heart / Diocese of Plymouth / Dioceses / Home / Taking Stock - Taking Stock" taking-stockorguk Retrieved 2015-12-31 
  2. ^ Howell, Peter 2010 , "Stokes, Leonard Aloysius Scott 1858–1925", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, retrieved 18 August 2013  subscription or UK public library membership required

Further reading

  • Adolf K Placzek, ed 1982 "Leonard Stokes" Macmillan encyclopedia of architects 4 Free Press ISBN 978-0-02-925000-6 
  • Gray, Alexander Stuart; Breach, Jean; Breach, Nicholas 1986 "Leonard Stokes" Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary University of Iowa Press ISBN 978-0-87745-136-5 
  • Drysdale, George 1927 "The Work of Leonard Stokes" Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects 34 5: 163–177  also published in Architecture in 1926

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