Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bell & Cameron
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: After 1890
Ended: 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 as Bell & Cameron, civil engineers. Rhoderic Cameron (who signed his name thus but is also referred to in other sources as Roderic or Roderick) was born in 1860 and trained with Alexander Ross in Inverness, after which he had been draughtsman and 'confidential assistant' to Rowand Anderson for eight years before going into independent practice in Edinburgh. He moved to Aberfeldy for health reasons in the 1890s.

Bell was admitted 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.

Cameron, a member of the Society of Architects, was admitted FRIBA some years later, on 29 November 1926, his proposers being John Campbell Turner Murray, James Andrew Minty and the RIBA Council. He died on 7 June 1928. He was married with one son and one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 214, Bank Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1914 *  
Item 2 of 28, Bank Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1926 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3William BellAfter 18901914Partner 
Item 2 of 3Rhoderic (or Roderic/Roderick) CameronAfter 18901914(?)Partner 
Item 3 of 3Owen Keith Beattie4 October 1899Late 1902 or early 1903Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 6After 1890Lochrannoch HotelLoch Rannoch PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 61903Union Bank BuildingAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 61906Episcopal Church and RectoryAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 6Before 1910Residences and housesAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 61911School and schoolhouseBallinluig PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 6 of 61919St Andrews Episcopal Church, TullypowrieStrathtay PerthshireScotlandStone nave added and chancel remodelled

References

Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.