William Robert Headley

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Coventry railway station platform buildings and shelters in 1962

William Robert Headley was an architect who is best known for his modernist railway stations for the London Midland Region of British Railways in the early 1960s.

He joined railway service in 1947,[1] achieved his diploma of the Architectural Association in 1948 and became architect for the London Midland region of British railways. He resigned his position with British Railways and was taken into partnership with Messrs Gollins, Melvin, Ward and Partners on 1 January 1963.[2] He gave up his partnership in 1989.[3]

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  1. ^ Pearson, Arthur (1964). the Railways and the Nation. G. Allen & Unwin. p. 106.
  2. ^ "Mr. W.R. Headley". RIBA Journal. 70: 83. 1 January 1963.
  3. ^ "No. 51720". The London Gazette. 2 May 1989. p. 5255.
  4. ^ "Wilmslow Signal Box". Journal of the Royal Society of Arts. 109: 437. 1960.
  5. ^ Burman, Peter; Stratton, Michael (2000). Conserving the Railway Heritage. Taylor and Francis. p. 126. ISBN 9781136744938.
  6. ^ Parkinson-Bailey, John (2000). Manchester: An Architectural History. Manchester University Press. p. 559. ISBN 9780719056062.
  7. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Pollard, Richard; Sharples, Joseph (2006). Lancashire: Liverpool and the Southwest. Yale University Press. p. 333. ISBN 9780300109108.
  8. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (2000). The Buildings of England: Staffordshire. Yale University Press. p. 244. ISBN 9780300096460.
  9. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (1971). The Buildings of England: Cheshire. Yale University Press. p. 130. ISBN 9780300095883.
  10. ^ Foster, Andy (2005). Birmingham. Yale University Press. p. 207. ISBN 9780300107319.