Basic Biographical Details
|Greig & Bell
|Eric Sinclair Bell was born at Warrington on 1 September 1884 and was articled to John Burnet & Son in 1903, concurrently studying at Glasgow School of Art. In May 1910 he proceeded to John James Burnet's London office. From 1912 to 1914 he gained experience with Smith & Brewer; Gibson, Skipwith & Gordon; Herbert Baker & Edwin Landseer Lutyens; and Sir Ernest George & Yates. He returned to Burnet's London office in May 1914. He visited Belgium, France and Switzerland before beginning war service in August of the same year, serving as Captain in the Gordon Highlanders, and was wounded at the Battle of Loos in September-October 1915.
He returned from the war in March 1919 and practised in Stirling from September that year onwards. Rebecca Bailey states that in 1932 Bell joined Charles Greg in partnership as Greg & Bell.However exhaustive rsearch is unable to trace any sign of an architect under the name 'Charles Greg'. Greg is probably a misreading for Charles Henry Greig who worked in Stirling from at least 1914 if not earlier. He died in 1929 and it is very likely that Bell took over his practice at that date. Bell operated this from his house, Cranstonhill. In the 1940s Alexander Harvie was taken into partnership and the practice became E S Bell Architect.
Bell died at his home on 15 March 1973. He was survived by his wife.
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
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|(Captain) Eric Sinclair Bell
|The following books contain references to this :
|Bailey, Rebecca M
|Scottish architects' papers: a source book
|Edinburgh: The Rutland Press