Basic Biographical Details

Name: E S Bell Architect
Born: c. 1959
Bio Notes: Eric Sinclair Bell was born at Warrington on 1 September 1884, the third of the four sons of William Bell, army officer and his wife Isabella Margaret 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. In 1932 Bell joined Charles Greg in partnership as Greg & Bell. They worked from Bell's house, Cranstonhill, 24 Allan Park, Stirling.

Alex Harvie was taken into partnership in the 1940s when the name of the practice became E S Bell Architect. About 1959 Andrew Imrie joined and in 1971 John Jarvie. In 1973 the practice moved to 108 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan. These three partners were still working from this office in 1981.

Bell died at his home on 15 March 1973. He was survived by his wife.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 124, Allan Park, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate/business19321973Unclear if the practice remained during this period at Cranstonhill.

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 3Alexander Harvey1940s Partner 
Item 2 of 3Andrew Imriec. 1959 Partner 
Item 3 of 3John Nicol Jarvie1971 Partner 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp107