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William Bell (1844 - 1919)

William Bell, born in York on 11th February 1844, was Chief Architect for North Eastern Railway (NER) from 1877 to 1914. Under Bell some of the stations built/upgraded for NER included Darlington Bank Top Station (1887),  York (additions 1890 & 1909), Hull Station (remodelled 1905),  Newcastle Central Station (extensions 1890s), Alnwick, Tynemouth Station (1882), Whitley Bay Station (1910), and Bridlington (extensions 1912). Bell retired in 1914. He moved to Whitley Bay where he and his family had previously had regular holidays and also where one of his last stations was built. He bought a house (6, Promenade, Whitley Bay), naming it Knavesmire House, after the York racecourse. He died 5th October 1919. (Source: Railway Architecture of North East England)

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William Bell
- Article by W. Fawcett, 2011, in Railway Architecture of North East England, includes a photograph of William Bell. "William Bell occupies a special position in the development of NER architecture, …

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Whitley Bay Station
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Whitley Bay Station
- Overview Histoty & Further Info. Map Street View A railway station at Whitley Bay was opened on the 3rd July 1882 for the North Eastern Railway as part of its …
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Darlington Railway Station
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Darlington Railway Station
- Overview About Darlington Railway Station Map Street View   Darlington railway station is on the East Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom, serving the town of Darlington, County Durham. …
Irving House, 19 Westgate Road
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Irving House, 19 Westgate Road
- Overview Map Street View Irving House is located on Westgate Road in Newcastlle. It was originally built in 1910 by William Bell, as offices for the North Eastern Railway Company. …


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