Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Chastel de Boinville
Designation: Architect
Died: March 1902
Bio Notes: William Chastel de Boinville is thought to have been a younger brother of Charles Alfred Chastel de Boinville. He was articled to James Piers St Aubyn in London for five years from October 1870, and remained with him as assistant. He was still there when he was admitted ARIBA on 9 January 1882, his proposers being St Aubyn, Campbell Douglas and Richard Phené Spiers. Shortly thereafter he joined Charles Alfred Chastel de Boinville in practice at 2 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street; whilst there they seem to have been employed in some capacity at the India Office.

The practice was merged with that of James Archibald Morris in 1891 but was demerged again c.1893-1895, most probably in 1895 when James Kennedy Hunter left the Ayr office of Morris to set up practice on his own.

William Chastel de Boinville died in late 1901 or early 1902.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Ivedon Cottage, Springfield Road, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1881 * With Charles Alfred Chastel de Boinville
Item 2 of 22 Westminster Chambers, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1882(?) With Charles Alfred Chastel de Boinville

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2James Piers St Aubyn18701875Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Piers St Aubyn18751882(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Campbell Douglas9 January 1882for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Richard Phené Spiers9 January 1882for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Piers St Aubyn9 January 1882for Associateship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal8 March 1902 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp228 (Announcement of death - no obituary)

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 Papers A v8 p16 (microfiche 30/C5)