Philip Jebb

Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb (15 March 1927 - 7 April 1995), was a British architect and Liberal Party politician.


Jebb was the son of Reginald Jebb and Eleanor Belloc. He was a grandson of the writer and Liberal MP Hilaire Belloc. He was also a grandson of the civil engineer George Robert Jebb. He was educated at Downside School and King's College, Cambridge.[1] In 1955 he married Lucy Margaret Pollen, sister of the architect Francis Pollen.[2] They had two sons and two daughters. His brother Anthony became a monk of the Benedictine order at Downside Abbey, taking the name Dom Philip Jebb.[3]

Professional career

Audley End House

Following National service, Jebb read architecture at Cambridge,[1] qualified as an architect and eventually went into private practice. In 1967-70 he enlarged Audley End House to three times its former size for the Hon. Robin Neville. Around 1967 he aided portrait painter Dominick Elwes in the design of a Mediterranean-style apartment complex in Andalucia, Spain, which was completed in 1970.[4] In 1971, Jebb designed a restaurant for Winston Churchill's house, Chartwell, on behalf of the National Trust.[5] In the early 1980s he designed Government House on Lundy Island, which is now available to rent for holidays through the Landmark Trust.[1]

Political career

Jebb came forward as a last-minute Liberal candidate for the new Central division of Norfolk at the 1950 General Election.[1] The seat included much of the old Norfolk East constituency which had been represented by the former Liberal, Frank Medlicott, who had not been opposed by an official Liberal candidate before. Jebb was defeated into third place and did not stand for parliament again.[6]

General Election 1950: [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Frank Medlicott 20,407 51.3
Labour G. W. Holderness 16,516 41.5
Liberal Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb 2,859 7.2
Majority 3,891 9.8
Turnout 84.3
National Liberal win

External links


  1. ^ a b c The Times House of Commons 1950
  2. ^ Louis Jebb (12 April 1995). "OBITUARY: Philip Jebb". The Independent. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ "The Very Reverend Dom Philip Jebb - obituary". The Telegraph. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  4. ^ Louis Jebb. "Philip Jebb Architect". Retrieved 9 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ England, Historic. "CHARTWELL, Westerham - 1000263- Historic England".
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F.W.S.
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1950-1973 by FWS Craig

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