Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Wyld Mather Boal
Born: 24 September 1924
Died: 19 September 2006
Bio Notes: William Wyld Mather Boal was born in Harrogate on 24 September 1924. He studied for the diploma in architecture at Leeds and was elected ARIBA in 1952. He rose to become Principal Architect (Ancient Monuments) with the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, later the Property Services Agency and Historic Scotland. His brother A M Boal was chief architect to British Rail.

David Walker remembers him:
'Although he had only one lung, he was tall athletic and extremely fit. He lived for a time with Iain MacIvor in Fettes Row until the latter's marriage. Thereafter he lived in what he described as an 'agricultural labourer's hovel' in West Linton.

Boal died on 19 August 2004 in West Linton. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2171, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1960 *  
Item 2 of 2Rowan Cottage, West Linton, Peeblesshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *After 1979 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)  Architect 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 21956Duff House  BanffshireScotlandSupervised restoration
Item 2 of 2After 1961Corgarff Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration - supervised project. As architect with the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, later the Property Services Agency and Historic Scotland


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members