William Henry Spaull

Place of Birth

  • Born        Colchester about 1839
  • Married    12 April 1866 Maria Mickleburgh  on 12 April 1866, at Montgomery
  • Died        8 May 1915

 William Henry Spaull was born circa 1839, at Colchester, to Barnard Spaull and Jane Spaull (born Cross), and married Maria Spaull (born Mickleburgh) on 12 April 1866, at Montgomery.  There were three children.  He was articled to Edward Salter, - Faulkner, then W and A Moseley and commenced practice in 1862 briefly joining into partnership with George Bidlake of Wolverhampton as architects and surveyors, under the style or firm of Bidlake and Spaull. This partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on 1 July 1863.  William Henry Spaull died on 8 May 1915 at Shrewsbury as a result of a road traffic accident. His obituary in Building News noted:

Mr. William Henry Spaull, JP., FRIBA., of The Gables, Upper Brook street, Oswestry, an alderman and ex-mayor of that town, was knocked down by a trap at Shrewsbury on Saturday, and died in Salop Infirmary the same afternoon, without regaining consciousness. Alderman Spaull, who was seventy-five years old, was diocesan surveyor for the diocese of St. Asaph. In Free Masonrv he was provincial grand secretary for Shropshire, director of ceremonies of the Grand Lodge of England, and celebrated his Masonic jubilee only last week. He had carried out much work in Shripshire and had been a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects since 1890. [Building News 14 May 1915 page 568].

Pupils and assistants
1875             Arthur Morry
CHECK          Raffles Davison pupil
1900-1902    Richard Palin Blakey,  chief assistant Blackley eventually moved to Canada
1890            Frank S. Shayler, Welshpool and Oswestry,.

1870         W S Spaull, architect and surveyor , Oswald Chambers, Oswestry
1879        W S Spaull architect and surveyor , 4 and 5, Albion Chambers, Oswald Road

1861        St Mary Kensington London (census)
1872        W H Spaull , architect, Pool Road Oswestry (Cambrian News 22 March 1872 page 2
1881         The Poplars Willow Street Oswestry
1893        The Poplars Willow Street Oswestry
1900        The Gables, 24, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry
1915        The Gables, 24, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry



Buildings and Designs

Building Name District Town/City County Country
Christ Church Congregational Church, Oswestry   Oswestry  Shropshire  England