George Henry Stokes, 1826-76

He had been a pupil of Scott and Moffatt between 1843-7 before joining Paxton in 1847 to assist him with his architectural work, including Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire and Lismore Castle in Ireland. He married Paxton’s daughter Emily in 1853. But he was in poor health and retired from practice when Paxton died, withdrawing from the St Pancras competition. He died in 1876 and is buried in Edensor churchyard, where he lies under a beautiful polished red granite coped ledger stone of the type that Scott had designed for his sister at Rigsby.