Basic Biographical Details

Name: Basil Oliver
Designation: Architect
Born: 1882
Died: 5 May 1948
Bio Notes: Basil Oliver was born in 1882 and attended Liverpool University School of Architecture from 1900 to 1902. He then moved to London where he studied at the Architectural Association and Royal Academy Schools, and was articled to Edward Prioleau Warren until 1904, subsequently assisting in the offices of Holloway Brothers, builders until 1905 and of Arthur Blomfield & Sons until 1906 when he returned to Warren's office, remaining there until 1909. He later became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Master of the Art Workers' Guild and a member of SPAB and other preservation bodies. He published prolifically and designed the Dunmow War Memorial and varioues buildings in East Anglia. He was actively engaged in the organisation of the craft exhibition in London early in 1948, but died on 5 May that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Edward Prioleau Warren19021904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Arthur Blomfield & Sons19051906Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Edward Prioleau Warren19061909Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Donald Matheson30 November 1925for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder14 May 1948v174 p585 - obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJune 1948 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp373