Richard Bell (bishop)

Richard Bell (died 1496) was a Bishop of Carlisle. He was selected 11 February 1478, and consecrated 26 April 1478. He resigned the see on 4 September 1495, and died in 1496.[1] He served as Prior of Finchale from 1457 to 1464.[2][page needed]

Richard Bell
Bishop of Carlisle
Appointed11 February 1478
Term ended4 September 1495
PredecessorEdward Story
SuccessorWilliam Senhouse
Consecration26 April 1478
Personal details


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236
  2. ^ Raines Charters of Endowment


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Raines, James, ed. (1837). The Charters of Endowment, Inventories and Account Rolls of the Priory of Finchale in the County of Durham (Google scan). Surtees Society (in Latin). 6. JB Nichols.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edward Story
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
William Senhouse