Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes, architect, was born in Southport, Lancashire. He is particularly well-known for his ecclesiastical buildings although he also completed educational and domestic commissions. His country houses included Broxwood Court, Herefordshire, and Minterre, Dorset. He served as president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) between 1910 and 1912. He died on the 25th December 1925.