Architect and town planner, of Belfast and Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Roger Haydock Bell was one of the four sons of a family of well-to-do Quaker linen manufacturers living and farming at Solitude, Lurgan, Co. Armagh. His mother was a daughter of Edward Walpole, creator of the gardens at Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow, and GEORGE PHILIP BELL was his eldest brother. He received his architectural training at Liverpool University School of Architecture. From 1939 onwards he was in partnership with his brother as G.P. & R.H. BELL. Much of the practice's work was in public housing, particularly in Carrickfergus, Newtownards, Lisburn, Lurgan and Armagh. Roger Bell died in 1981.
RIBA: probationer, 1932; associate, 1937.
Addresses: Work: 18 Ocean Buildings, Donegall Square, Belfast, 1946-; 26-27 Ocean Buildings, Belfast, 1949-1961; 7 University St, Belfast, 1973- (practice still operating from this address in 1992).
Home: Solitude, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, 1939-.
Obituary of George Philip Bell in RSUA Year Book (1982), 20.
RIBAJ 39 (1931-32), 726;
RIBAJ 43, ? ? 1937, 972