Stokes, Leonard

ARCHITECT (ENGLAND)
BORN 1858, Southport, Merseyside - DIED 25 Dec 1925, London: Chelsea
GRAVE LOCATION London: Mortlake Roman Catholic Cemetery, 61 North Worple Way, Mortlake (Stokes, Leonard Aloysius Scott)

Leonard Stokes was the son of a school inspector. The cotton broker Francis Reynolds was his godfather. Stokes was educated in London. He travelled in Germany and Italy.

As an architect he mainly created Roman Catholic buildings like churches, convents and schools. He also designed country houses and telephone exchanges. He first major work was the Church of Saint Clare in Liverpool. He received the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1919.

Sources
• Meller, Hugh & Brian Parsons, London Cemeteries, Ann Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer, 4th Edition, This History Press, Chalford, Gloucestershire, 2008
Leonard Stokes - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Leonard Stokes at Mortlake Roman Catholic Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 Jun 2009)

 


Stokes, Marianne

Published: 6 Jun 2010
Last update: 6 Jun 2010