Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Bell
Designation: Architect, Engineer
Born: 1856
Died: 1914
Bio Notes: William Bell was born in 1856 and articled to J & F Salmond of Dundee, remaining as assistant for two further years. In 1881 he commenced independent practice in Aberfeldy. He was later joined in partnership by Rhoderic Cameron, who had moved there from Edinburgh for health reasons in the 1890s, the firm being known as Bell & Cameron, civil engineers. Bell was elected LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being George Penrose Kennedy Young, Patrick Hill Thoms and William Fleming Wilkie; by that time Bell & Cameron were practising in Pitlochry as well as Aberfeldy. William Bell died in 1914.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect, engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Bank Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate/businessBefore 1911 *After 1914 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect, engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3J & F Salmondc. 1872c. 1877ApprenticeLater assistant
Item 2 of 3J & F Salmondc. 1877Before 1881Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Bell & CameronAfter 18901914Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect, engineer for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Patrick Hill Thoms20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Fleming Wilkie20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3George Penrose Kennedy Young20 March 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect, engineer 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 161879Frosts, 67-81 Shandwick Place  EdinburghScotlandUpper floors of 67-75c
Item 2 of 161886Breadalbane AcademyAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 16After 1890Lochrannoch HotelLoch Rannoch PerthshireScotlandOriginal building?
Item 4 of 161894Grandtully Parish ChurchGrandtully PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 161896Bridge of ComrieComrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 161897Post OfficeAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 161897School and School-houseGrandtully PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 161899Dunvarlich HouseAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 161899Shop and house, 32 Dunkeld StreetAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 161900Haggart's BuildingAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 11 of 161903Union Bank BuildingAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 12 of 161906Aberfeldy Bowling and Tennis clubsAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 161906Episcopal Church and RectoryAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 16Before 1910Derculich Mansion HouseStrathtay PerthshireScotlandRestoration
Item 15 of 16Before 1910Residences and housesAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 16 of 161911School and schoolhouseBallinluig PerthshireScotlandAddition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, engineer:
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect, engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal7 November 1914v22London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p16

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v13 no880