Basil Jellicoe

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Father Basil Lee Jellicoe (5 February 1899, Chailey, Sussex – 24 August 1935, Uxbridge) was a high church clergyman in the Church of England best known for his work as a housing reformer. A graduate of Magdalen College Oxford, he was ordained an Anglican priest [1] and became Missioner at the Magdalen Mission in Somers Town, London.[2] 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. A blue plaque was unveiled in his honour in Camden in 2014.


  1. ^ Kenneth Ingram Basil Jellicoe (Centenary Press, London: 1936)
  2. ^ 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