The Leonard Stokes Directory - Architect in a Dressing Gown



About the book and author

Jan Ward’s interest in Leonard Stokes was kindled many years ago as a young planning technician for the local authority, when she visited Littleshaw - the house Stokes built for himself at Woldingham, high up on the North Downs of Surrey - to put up a site notice. In writing the book she has travelled the country photographing his buildings that still exist (and there are many) - and the sites of some that don’t. His more famous buildings in addition to Littleshaw, which is heralded by many as a fine example of Arts and Crafts architecture, include St Clare’s Church at Liverpool, additions to Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Downside School in Somerset together with Minterne House for Lord Digby in Dorset.

The book, privately published in May 2009, is available from the author and includes several chapters about the life and work of Leonard Stokes and a gazetteer of more than 120 commissions, most with a colour photograph and black and white illustrations.

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