Basic Biographical Details

Name: Basil Procter
Designation: Architect
Born: 26 June 1876
Bio Notes: Basil Procter was born on 26 June 1876. he was articled to Frank West Rich in Newcastle upon Tyne 1894-97, remaining with him as assistant until 1899. Thereafter he studied in Italy from two months as assistant, followed by a study tour of England 1900-1901 aimed at competing for the Pugin and Soane awards. In 1902 he spent six months with Andrew Noble Prentice, followed by a study tour of Engadine, Italy, Sicily and Bavaria in 1902-03; he then spent a year and three quarters in Paris, that period including five months experience with Charles Breffendille and three months with Georges Chedannes as assistant.

In 1905 he commenced independent practice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but moved to 18 Whitcomb(?) Street, Leicester Square, London in 1906. he remained in practice there until September 1915 when the office closed.

Proctor’s nomination form makes no mention of war service but his mental health would seem to have been affected by it as he was a patient at Crichton Hall, Dumfries when he sought membership of the RIBA as a licentiate on 13 February 1931, his proposers being Frederick Charles Eden and Andrew Noble Prentice.

At that date Procter stated that he had resumed practice. Initially this appears to have been in London, but about 1938-39 he moved house and practice to 10 Forth Street, Edinburgh to supervise the completion of the reconstruction of Castle Huntly in Perthshire. He was admitted FRIBA on 8 September 1941, his proposers being J Donald Mills and J Murray Easton.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 5Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandPrivate/business19051906 
Item 3 of 518, Whitcomb Street, London, EnglandBusiness19061915 
Item 4 of 5London, EnglandPrivate/business19311938 
Item 5 of 510, Forth Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1938c. 1943Perhaps not in Edinburgh after 1941.

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 5Frank West Rich18941897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Frank West Rich18971899Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Andrew Noble Prentice1902 Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Charles Breffendillec. 1903 Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Georges Chedannesc. 1903 Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 71908Woodlands CornerWest Byfleet SurreyEngland 
Item 2 of 71911Mellbreak (Milestones)West Byfleet SurreyEngland 
Item 3 of 7191212 Melbury RoadKensington LondonEnglandAdditions
Item 4 of 71913House and cottagesGreatham, Pulborough SussexEngland 
Item 5 of 71914Fulvans FarmAbinger Hammer SussexEnglandAdditions and alterations
Item 6 of 71936House at Haseswith HillStorington SussexEngland 
Item 7 of 71938Castle HuntlyLongforgan PerthshireScotlandAlterations


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersL no3867 ; F no 3857