Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Bell
Born: 1846
Died: 1899
Bio Notes: Charles Bell was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1846 and was educated at Grantham Grammar School. Thereafter he worked for a period of time in his brother's building firm. He subsequently served his articles with John Giles, and commenced independent practice in London in 1870. He was admitted FRIBA in 1880, his proposers being Edward I'Anson, Edmund Woodthorpe amd Robert William Edis. Bell specialised in designing Wesleyan Methodist chapels and was responsible for over 60. As architect to Tottenham School Board he also designed a number of schools. He was a regular entrant in competitions.

He died in 1899. The practice subsequently became Bell Withers & Meredith.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomas Henry Smithc. 1874c. 1879Apprentice 

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 11885Coats Memorial Baptist ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition design - unplaced


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News6 March 1891  p350 Portrait and job list
Item 2 of 3Building News26 May 1899  p730 Obituary
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal3 June 1899 London: Royal Institute of British Architectspp434-5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Graham Potts via website