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Henry Percy Boulnois

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Henry Percy Boulnois (1846-1927), Engineering Inspector at the Local Government Board

1846 January 15th. Born in London.

Early education at Pocklington Grammar School and went from there to King's College, London.

First practical experience of engineering was gained on the Vendee Railway, working as assistant engineer.

1864 Worked under John Grant and carried out tests on the strength of Portland Cement for Joseph Bazalgette

1874 Worked as City Surveyor at Exeter

1883 April 3rd. Appointed Borough Engineer of Portsmouth.

1890 City Engineer at Liverpool

When he left Liverpool he was appointed an Engineering Inspector of the Local Government Board, becoming Deputy Chief Engineering Inspector when he retired.

1911 Retired

1913 Vice Chairman of the Council of the Road Improvement Association.[1]

1927 January 9th. Died in London.



  • "Reminiscences of a Municipal Engineer" by H. Percy Boulnois
  • 1896. "Docks and other Engineering Works". By H. S. Hele-Shaw, M.I.C.E., and H. Percy Boulnois, C.E.
  • "Modern Roads" and other books by Henry Percy Boulnois

1927 Obituary

'We regret to have to announce the death of Mr Henry Percy Boulnois, which took place in London on the 9th inst.

Mr. Boulnois was born in London on January 15th, 1846, and he had therefore all but completed his eighty-first year at the time of his death.'

1927 Obituary [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1913/12/19
  2. The Engineer 1927/01/14 p 50