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Adshead, Stanley Davenport (1868–1946). Cheshire-born English architect, he moved to London in 1890 and worked with William Flockhart for whom he superintended the building of Rosehaugh, Avoch, Ross and Cromarty, a vast mansion of great magnificence. In 1898 he set up his own practice; his most successful work (in partnership with Stanley Churchill Ramsay (1882–1968) ) is undoubtedly the delightful Neo-Regency Duchy of Cornwall Estate, Kennington, South London (1913), modelled on modest early C19 stock-brick London housing. In 1912 he was appointed to the Leverhulme Chair of Civic Design at the University of Liverpool, and, in 1914, to the Chair of Town Planning at the University of London.


A. S. Gray (1985);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);
Powers (ed.) (1981)

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University of Liverpool, at Liverpool, England; established 1881 as University College, received royal charter in 1903. It has faculties of arts, education, engineering, law, medicine, dentistry, science, social and environmental studies, and veterinary science. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is affiliated and the university has a marine biological station on the Isle of Man.