Basil Jellicoe

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Father Basil Lee Jellicoe (5 February 1899, Chailey, Sussex – 24 August 1935, Uxbridge) was a clergyman in the Church of England and a housing reformer best known for his housing work, started when he was Missioner at the Magdalen Mission in Somers Town, London.[1] He was founder of the St Pancras Housing Association (originally the St Pancras House Improvement Society) and several other housing associations in London, Sussex and Cornwall. He toured the country in his small car fundraising and selling loan stock to fund these projects. His father Thomas Harry Lee Jellicoe, rector of Chailey, was a cousin of John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe.


  1. ^ Roland Jeffery, Housing Happenings in Somers Town in Housing the Twentieth Century Nation, Twentieth Century Architecture No 9, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9556687-0-8