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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur George Sydney Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 January 1856
Died: 13 October 1930
Bio Notes: Arthur George Sydney Mitchell was born at Headswood in Larbert, Stirlingshire on 1 January 1856, the only child of Dr Arthur Mitchell and his wife Margaret Hay Houston, daughter of James Houston of Tullochgriban, Strathspey. Dr Arthur Mitchell (later Sir Arthur) was qualified in both medicine and law and the year after his son was born he had been appointed Deputy Commissioner for the Board of Lunacy for Scotland, becoming Commissioner in 1870. The older Mitchell was an eminent figure in public life, being Chairman of the Scottish Life Assurance Company, and a Director of the Commercial Bank from at least the 1880s as well as having wide-reaching interests and holding posts both in the fields of the arts and sciences. He was Secretary and twice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Rhind Lecturer on Archaeology 1876-78, Secretary of the Scottish Meteorological Society to name but a few.

The younger Mitchell (known as Sydney) was educated privately and later attended classes at Edinburgh University before being articled to Robert Rowand Anderson in 1878. During this period he made a study tour of France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. In 1883 directly after his completing his articles, he commenced practice on his own account at 122 George Street in Edinburgh. The move from apprenticeship to independent practice with no interim period as assistant or draughtsman was unusual and it is clear that this was facilitated by contact with the wealthy clients he had met through the influence of his father, one of the most significant being John R Findlay, proprietor of the 'Scotsman'. Findlay employed Mitchell for his first commissions in 1883, for alterations to Findlay's own house at 3 Rothesay Terrace and for Well Court, workers' housing in the Dean Village.

It was probably also through his father's influence that Sydney Mitchell was appointed architect to the Commercial Bank of Scotland. David Rhind had held the post of architect to the bank from 1846 but retired in c.1881 and died in April 1883. A few months prior to Rhind's death Sydney Mitchell was commissioned to remodel the telling room of the headquarters of the bank in George Street which he did in lavish fashion spending at least half of the total budget for the work on the bronze capped marble columns in the interior. Thereafter Sydney Mitchell was commissioned to design or remodel a series of bank branches, the first purpose-built new premises being erected in Aberfeldy in 1884. In that year Mitchell was officially appointed architect to the bank, though the bank reserved the right to employ other architects if they chose and to employ tradesman directly should the need arise. Despite this caveat the Bank was to use Mitchell almost exclusively as their architect for new branches and rebuilding of old branches for the next eighteen years.

In or around 1887 Sydney Mitchell took his assistant George Wilson into partnership. Wilson was twelve years Mitchell's senior, born in 1845 at Simprin, Berwickshire or Oldhamstocks, East Lothian (sources vary), the son of George Wilson, farmer. He was educated at Swinton School and Coldstream Academy before being articled to Leadbetter & Smith in 1862, remaining there for four years and subsequently becoming an assistant to David Bryce where he remained for eight years. In or about 1874 he moved to the office of Robert Rowand Anderson where he made Mitchell's acquaintance, and he left Anderson's office in 1883 to assist Mitchell in his new independent practice. When he was taken into partnership, the practice title became Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. Shortly thereafter, presumably also through the influence of his father, Sydney Mitchell secured the appointment of architect to the Board of Lunacy in Scotland from which stemmed a number of his most important works from c.1888, the first being the rebuilding of Craighouse in Edinburgh for the Managers of the Royal Asylum. This was followed in the 1890s by the extensive work on the Crichton Royal in Dumfries, where he became official architect to the Managers of the Royal Crichton Institution. Work for the Managers of the Melrose Asylum and for those of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Edinburgh followed.

Sydney Mitchell was a very capable designer being able to turn his hand to both public and private work with equal ease, designing fluently in a number of styles. At the Findlay house he proved himself the equal of Anderson and Browne with an even greater awareness of London Aesthetic Movement fashions than Browne's. From the very beginning he frequently drew upon his own indigenous past, immediately establishing himself as the supreme master of the 17th-century Scots genre at Well Court. His father's interest in archaeology had rubbed off - one of his earliest commissions was the recreation of the Muckle Cross in Elgin in c.1882 which was followed in 1885 his restoration of the Market Cross in Edinburgh, a high profile commission for a relatively young and inexperienced architect; this was followed by the commission for designing the 'Old Edinburgh' section of the Edinburgh Exhibition of 1886, complete with recreations of the Netherbow Port and the Old Mint, which was hugely successful. Throughout the late 1880s and 1890s he worked in the Scots Renaissance style, borrowing from Linlithgow Palace in his unexecuted scheme for the enlargement of Barnbougle Castle for the Earl of Rosebery and for a number of other large country houses commissions such as Duntreath and Sauchieburn. This ran concurrently with an accomplished use of free Italian baroque at the chief office of the Commercial Bank in Glasgow and London 'Queen Anne' for the West End branch in Shandwick Place. More vernacular and Arts & Crafts elements, as at Ramsay Garden, Leithen Lodge and some of the buildings at the Crichton Royal Hospital, appeared frequently in the 1890s. It is only in his final commission before retirement that a real change of direction is apparent in the monumental American- and Scandinavian-influenced offices for the United Free Church in George Street in Edinburgh.

Despite the sheer quality of his best work exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1883 until 1893 when he abruptly stopped sending, Mitchell was never elected an academician; and although he had a very busy practice and a range of eminent clients, Sydney Mitchell never sought membership of the RIBA, probably because he was in sympathy with Richard Norman Shaw and his circle in the disruptive registration and 'a profession or an art?' disputes of the 1890s. However his partner George Wilson was admitted FRIBA on 2 December 1907, his proposers being Hippolyte Jean Blanc, David Robertson and John Watson. Not long after his election to Fellow he appears to have retired from professional life, ceasing to 'take an active part in business matters' and having been 'in indifferent health for some time' died in St Andrews on 16 September 1912. He was buried at Merchiston Cemetery on 19 September, leaving moveable estate of 30,4056. The year before this Mitchell had retired to The Pleasance, the house had built for himself at Gullane where he spent his retirement gardening and playing golf. He had sold his practice to Ernest Arthur Auldjo Jamieson in 1909 or 1910. Jamieson continued in partnership with James Alexander Arnott until 1936 when Jamieson was forced to retire through ill-health.

Sydney Mitchell never married. He died at Gullane on 13 October 1930, leaving moveable estate of 48,474 11s. In his will he left 1600 to his golf caddie, Robert Plain. Mitchell's trustees were Sir George Arthur Mitchell, coalmaster, and Alexander Moncrieff Mitchell, then of Mitchell Johnston & Co., both of whom were Mitchell's cousins.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 434, Drummond Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1882c. 1883 
Item 2 of 4122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1883c. 1887 
Item 3 of 413, Young Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 18871910 
Item 4 of 4The Pleasance, Gullane, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1902 or 19031930 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson18781881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Anderson & Browne18811883Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Sydney Mitchell & Wilsonc. 18871909 or 1910Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5James McLellan FairleyAfter 1881Before 1886Assistant 
Item 2 of 5George Wilson1883c. 1887Assistant 
Item 3 of 5James Leslie FindlayAfter 1883Before 1894Apprentice 
Item 4 of 5William Cowie18881890Assistant 
Item 5 of 5William Laing1893 Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 268 Tenements and Shops, GalashielsGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 2681880sAberlour HouseAberlour BanffshireScotlandLodge and alterations to main house
Item 3 of 2681880sAberlour House, stablesAberlour BanffshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 4 of 2681880sHouse at Bridge of CallyBridge of Cally PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 268c. 1880Merchiston UF Church  EdinburghScotlandDrawing showing seating plan, pulpit and organ
Item 6 of 268c. 1880Old Craig HouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandDrawings for alterations - these may in fact be for the new buildings (see Craighouse, separate entry)
Item 7 of 268c. 1880St Cuthbert's Church hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 2681881Commercial BankAnnan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 9 of 268c. 1881Viewforth UP Church and hall  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 10 of 2681882Burntisland Episcopal SchoolBurntisland FifeScotlandAlterations?
Item 11 of 2681882St Ann's HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandOriginal house/
Item 12 of 2681882St Stephen's Mission Hall and Offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 2681882The Muckle CrossElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 14 of 2681883Commercial Bank of Scotland, Head Office  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to main banking hall, marble colums and mosaic floor
Item 15 of 2681883Commercial Bank, GalashielsGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandLarge extension to right of Rhind building
Item 16 of 2681883Commercial Bank, HaddingtonHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 17 of 2681883Mission Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 2681883Oakfield UP Church  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design exhibited
Item 19 of 2681883Well CourtDean Village EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 268c. 188325 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations including billiard room
Item 21 of 26818843 Rothesay Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 2681884Commercial Bank of Scotland, ComrieComrie PerthshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 23 of 2681884Commercial Bank, AberfeldyAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 24 of 2681884Monument to Lt Col Balfour of Balbirnie, Markinch CemeteryMarkinch FifeScotland 
Item 25 of 2681884Rentons, 10-15 Princes Street  EdinburghScotlandPlans for refurbishment of shop at 12-14 and remodelling of the frontage.
Item 26 of 2681884St Columba's Parish ChurchBurntisland FifeScotlandPlans showing details of roof
Item 27 of 268188512-13 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 28 of 2681885Commercial Bank and Caledonian United Services Club Building (Mather's Bar part of scheme))  EdinburghScotlandEarly scheme?
Item 29 of 2681885Commercial Bank of Scotland  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 2681885Commercial Bank of Scotland, DumfriesDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 31 of 2681885Edinburgh Industrial Ragged SchoolLiberton EdinburghScotlandOriginal building
Item 32 of 2681885Edinburgh International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, 1886, Old Edinburgh Section  EdinburghScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 33 of 2681885Edinburgh Royal Infirmary  EdinburghScotlandIncreased accommodation
Item 34 of 2681885Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, boiler house  EdinburghScotlandBoiler house chimney
Item 35 of 2681885Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Observation Hospital  EdinburghScotland 
Item 36 of 2681885Mercat Cross  EdinburghScotlandNew cross designed and built using fragments of the old cross.
Item 37 of 2681885Ragged Schools  EdinburghScotlandExtensive alterations
Item 38 of 2681885St Andrews Free Church  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 39 of 2681885St Mary's Church  EdinburghScotlandSunday school addition
Item 40 of 2681885St Mary's Parish SchoolCanonmills EdinburghScotlandRebuilt
Item 41 of 2681885Wood Memorial Free ChurchElie FifeScotlandSecured job after competition
Item 42 of 2681886Commercial Bank of Scotland, Glasgow Branch  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 43 of 2681886Commercial Bank of Scotland, South Bridge Branch  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 44 of 2681886Commercial Bank, KirkintillochKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 45 of 2681886Commercial Bank, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 46 of 2681886Edinburgh International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, 1886, an Old Edinburgh Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 47 of 2681886Edinburgh International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, 1886, Trade Section  EdinburghScotland 
Item 48 of 2681886Montrose AsylumHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandAddition of new hospital block to south-west - won in competition
Item 49 of 2681886Scone Free ChurchScone PerthshireScotland 
Item 50 of 268c. 1886Commercial Bank, WishawWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 51 of 26818872 Belford Park  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 52 of 2681887Buildings for Slater, Morningside RoadMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 53 of 2681887Church at BothkennarBothkennar StirlingshireScotlandMajor alterations and additions
Item 54 of 2681887Commercial Bank, CuparCupar FifeScotlandRepairs and alterations
Item 55 of 2681887Commercial Bank, SelkirkSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 56 of 2681887Edinburgh University Quadrangle, Fountain  EdinburghScotland 
Item 57 of 2681887House for Mrs StewartGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 58 of 2681887St Stephen's Church  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations
Item 59 of 2681887University of Edinburgh Students' Union  EdinburghScotland 
Item 60 of 268September 1887Commercial Bank, Aberdeen  AberdeenScotland 
Item 61 of 26818886 Salisbury Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 62 of 2681888Bonaly TowerColinton EdinburghScotlandAddition of library wing
Item 63 of 2681888Cawdor Castle  NairnshireScotlandAdditions - new pavilion added to S of entrance drawbridge
Item 64 of 2681888Commercial BankOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 65 of 2681888Commercial Bank, St Enoch Square  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 66 of 2681888CraighouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandAsylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House
Item 67 of 2681888Dean Free ChurchDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 68 of 2681888Enoch Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 69 of 2681888Fort William Free ChurchFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 70 of 2681888Harrison Arch Memorial, Blackford Observatory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 71 of 2681888Kinblethmont HouseArbroath (near) AngusScotlandInternal reconstruction after a fire
Item 72 of 2681888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design (by invitation) - not successful
Item 73 of 2681888Naughton House  FifeScotlandProposed remodelling, not executed
Item 74 of 268c. 1888Catrine House  AyrshireScotland 
Item 75 of 268c. 1888House for Miss HoustonGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 76 of 2681889Balruddery House  AngusScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 77 of 2681889Ben Nevis Low Level Meteorological ObservatoryFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 78 of 2681889Commercial Bank of Scotland, ComrieComrie PerthshireScotlandNew building on old site
Item 79 of 2681889Corstorphine Hill House, Gardener's HouseCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 80 of 2681889Free ChurchHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 81 of 2681889Laurel BankElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 82 of 2681889Leithen LodgeInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 83 of 2681889St Andrew's Episcopal ChurchSt Andrews FifeScotlandOak pulpit (executed by John S Gibson, Edinburgh)
Item 84 of 2681889Tenements, Maxwell StreetDalry? Edinburgh?Scotland 
Item 85 of 268c. 1889Arbirlot ChurchArbirlot AngusScotlandReconstruction
Item 86 of 268c. 1889Eigg Old Manse and walled garden EiggInverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 87 of 268c. 1889Tenement, Duff StreetDalry EdinburghScotland 
Item 88 of 2681890Bonkyl Lodge, Gardener's LodgeDuns BerwickshireScotland 
Item 89 of 2681890Duntreath CastleStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 90 of 2681890Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Nurses' Home  EdinburghScotland 
Item 91 of 2681890Haddington District Asylum, ancillary building and North LodgeHaddington East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 92 of 2681890Memorial to Late Provost SwanKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 93 of 2681890Memorial to the Earl of Glasgow   Scotland 
Item 94 of 2681890Parson's Green Free church and hallWillowbrae EdinburghScotland 
Item 95 of 2681890Riddle's Court and Close, 322-328 Lawnmarket and 5-6 Victoria Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 96 of 2681890Tenements at HaymarketHaymarket EdinburghScotland 
Item 97 of 2681890The HirselColdstream BerwickshireScotlandLaundry and offices
Item 98 of 268c. 1890Barnbougle CastleDalmeny Park West LothianScotlandProposed reconstruction as a near replica of Linlithgow Palace
Item 99 of 268c. 1890Bonkyl LodgePreston BerwickshireScotlandGatelodge
Item 100 of 268c. 1890Crichton Royal Institution, farm buildingsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 101 of 268c. 1890House for Dr PaulinMachrihanish ArgyllScotland 
Item 102 of 268c. 1890Houses at Ramsay Lane  EdinburghScotland 
Item 103 of 268c. 1890Inverleith Park East Gate  EdinburghScotland 
Item 104 of 268c. 1890Lodge at GullaneGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 105 of 268c. 1890Lossit HouseMachrihanish ArgyllScotlandLarge addition
Item 106 of 26818911, 2 Grosvenor Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 107 of 2681891Barclay ChurchBruntsfield EdinburghScotlandChurch halls
Item 108 of 2681891Coates Hall, Lodge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 109 of 2681891Commercial Bank of Scotland, Greenside Place Branch  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 110 of 2681891Dean Free ChurchDean EdinburghScotlandConverted to studio
Item 111 of 2681891Free Church Offices and Savings Bank  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions - including details of James' Court
Item 112 of 2681891Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandHall
Item 113 of 2681891Hill HouseNorth Queensferry FifeScotland 
Item 114 of 2681891Parish ChurchOban? Argyll?ScotlandEnlargement
Item 115 of 2681891UF Church manseGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 116 of 268c. 1891Commercial Bank and Bank houseLybster CaithnessScotland 
Item 117 of 2681892Coates Hall  EdinburghScotlandConversion to Theological College, chapel and other alterations. Gate house.
Item 118 of 2681892Dunfermline Cottage HospitalDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 119 of 2681892Greenfield HouseAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 120 of 2681892Hailes House  EdinburghScotlandAttic conversion
Item 121 of 2681892Larriston (Laurieston)  KirkcudbrightshireScotlandDesign for new building??
Item 122 of 2681892Masson Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 123 of 2681892Pilrig Free Church halls  EdinburghScotland 
Item 124 of 2681892Valkenberg Asylum  Cape TownSouth Africa 
Item 125 of 268c. 18927 Ainslie Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 126 of 268c. 1892Mortonhall Golf Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 127 of 268c. 1892Sauchieburn HouseStirling StirlingshireScotlandDairy and major work on house
Item 128 of 268189311-12 Ramsay Garden, University Hall  EdinburghScotlandBuilding to incorporate Ramsay Lodge
Item 129 of 2681893Hawes InnSouth Queensferry West LothianScotlandEastern addition and interior alterations
Item 130 of 2681893House at PenicuikPenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 131 of 2681893Ramsay Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and work on gardens
Item 132 of 2681893St Mary's Church and churchyardLeith EdinburghScotlandFurnishings
Item 133 of 2681893Trinity College Glenalmond, Infectious Diseases WingGlenalmond PerthshireScotland 
Item 134 of 2681893WoodhallCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 135 of 268July 1893Bonnybridge ChurchBonnybridge StirlingshireScotlandAlterations to windows and roof structure - perhaps also decoration
Item 136 of 26818941-3 Ramsay Garden  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding and extension
Item 137 of 268189411-12 Ramsay Garden, University Hall  EdinburghScotlandEast extension
Item 138 of 2681894Ardblair Castle  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 139 of 2681894East GribbonNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 140 of 2681894House for R C Brebner (Bremner?)  EdinburghScotland 
Item 141 of 2681894Kinghorn Parish ChurchKinghorn FifeScotlandRebuilding
Item 142 of 2681894Lowther TerraceKelvinside GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 143 of 2681894Parson's Green UF Church Manse  EdinburghScotland 
Item 144 of 2681894Rosebery House  MidlothianScotlandRemodelling
Item 145 of 2681894South Queensferry Tolbooth, Rosebery Memorial HallSouth Queensferry West LothianScotland 
Item 146 of 268c. 1894Blackie House, Wardrop's Close, Lawnmarket  EdinburghScotlandWas involved in renovation
Item 147 of 2681895(?)Crichton Royal Institution, laundry annexe for female pauper patientsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 148 of 2681895Kyle of Lochalsh Commercial BankKyle of Lochalsh Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 149 of 2681895Luffness Golf ClubhouseLuffness East LothianScotland 
Item 150 of 2681895Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandFemale hospital block added; dining and recreation hall extended
Item 151 of 2681895Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandMale hospital block added
Item 152 of 2681895St Giles Cathedral, Archibald Marquess of Argyle Monument  EdinburghScotland 
Item 153 of 2681895Yester HouseGifford East LothianScotlandAlterations to house and garden
Item 154 of 268c. 1895Double Villa for Mr Millar, Hermitage Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 155 of 2681896Barclay ChurchBruntsfield EdinburghScotlandOrgan case
Item 156 of 2681896City PoorhouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 157 of 2681896Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Laundry  EdinburghScotland 
Item 158 of 2681896Fauhope for Surgeon Major General LithgowGattonside RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 159 of 2681896House for Mrs BarclayNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 160 of 2681896Milton Lodge and stablesNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 161 of 2681896Ormiston HallKirknewton MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 162 of 2681896Scottish Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 163 of 268c. 18964 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 164 of 268189718 Corrennie Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 165 of 2681897ArdmulchanNavan (near) County MeathEire 
Item 166 of 2681897Craigmillar Park Free ChurchCraigmillar EdinburghScotland 
Item 167 of 2681897Crichton Royal Institution, administration blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations to clerk of works' house
Item 168 of 2681897Crichton Royal Institution, Dudgeon HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 169 of 2681897Crichton Royal Institution, LaundryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 170 of 2681897Crichton Royal Institution, male hospital, stable blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 171 of 2681897Crichton Royal Institution, stable blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 172 of 2681897Dunfermline Cottage HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations (Moray wing?)
Item 173 of 2681897Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Diamond Jubilee Pavilion  EdinburghScotland 
Item 174 of 2681897Keith HallInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations - drawings dated. May not have executed these proposals - alterations may be by Garvie. No drawings by Mitchell of alterations to main elevation
Item 175 of 2681897Place of Tillyfour  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions - especially to interior
Item 176 of 2681897St John's ChurchPort EllenIslayArgyllScotland 
Item 177 of 2681897St Mary's Church  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 178 of 2681897St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandSeating proposals
Item 179 of 268c. 1897Crichton Royal Institution, Browne HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 180 of 2681898Bristo EU Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 181 of 2681898Commercial Bank of Scotland, North Bridge Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 182 of 2681898Commercial Bank, North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 183 of 2681898Crichton Royal Institution, block for disturbed, violent and pauper lunaticsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 184 of 2681898Crichton Royal Institution, day accommodation for patients sleeping at farmDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 185 of 2681898Eckford Parish ChurchMorebattle RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration and reordering
Item 186 of 2681898Glenborrodale Castle, stables and lodgeArdnamurchan ArgyllScotland 
Item 187 of 2681898Lodge, Shiel BridgeAcharacle / Aharcle Argyll/Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 188 of 2681898Machrihanish HotelMachrihanish ArgyllScotland 
Item 189 of 2681898McCheyne Memorial Church  DundeeScotlandExtended church by one bay to S
Item 190 of 2681898National Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 191 of 2681898Veitch Memorial FountainPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 192 of 268c. 1898Glenkindie  AberdeenshireScotlandNew main block
Item 193 of 2681899Commercial Bank and Caledonian United Services Club Building (Mather's Bar part of scheme))  EdinburghScotlandWork included Mather's Bar
Item 194 of 2681899Crichton Royal Institution, Crichton Memorial ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlso alternative tower design for organ
Item 195 of 2681899Crichton Royal Institution, main buildingsDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 196 of 2681899Crichton Royal Institution, male pauper infirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 197 of 2681899Crichton Royal Institution, male pauper infirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 198 of 2681899Free High Church and Free Church College  EdinburghScotlandRainy Hall and other additions
Item 199 of 2681899Laurel BankElgin MorayshireScotlandPossible further work
Item 200 of 268c. 1899Signet Library  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions - Upper Hall
Item 201 of 2681900Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Ear Nose and Throat and Optical Pavilions  EdinburghScotland 
Item 202 of 2681900Free Church and hallMerchiston EdinburghScotland 
Item 203 of 2681900Glasgow Royal Infirmary  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 204 of 2681900House of Schivas  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration from ruins
Item 205 of 2681900InglewoodAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 206 of 268Before 1900Elder Memorial Free ChurchLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 207 of 268Before 1900(?)Shieldbridge HouseArdnamurchan ArgyllScotland 
Item 208 of 268c. 190022 Belgrave CrescentDean EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 209 of 268c. 190075 Morrison Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 210 of 268c. 1900Braehead HouseCramond EdinburghScotlandAddition of wing
Item 211 of 268c. 1900(?)McLaren MonumentDalmally ArgyllScotland 
Item 212 of 268c. 1900Tenements, Warrender Park Crescent  EdinburghScotlandProposed tenements showing alternative schemes
Item 213 of 26819011-2 Bowmont Terrace, Queen's RoadDunbar East LothianScotlandAlterations to no 2
Item 214 of 2681901115 George Street  EdinburghScotlandProposed new lavatory
Item 215 of 268190123 Magdala Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 216 of 26819013 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations
Item 217 of 2681901Crichton Royal Institution, Crichton Memorial ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandOrgan case
Item 218 of 2681901Montrose AsylumHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 219 of 2681901Ramsay HallPort EllenIslayArgyllScotland 
Item 220 of 2681901Three cottagesMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 221 of 268After 1901National Bank  AberdeenScotland 
Item 222 of 268c. 19019 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations
Item 223 of 268c. 1901The HomesteadPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 224 of 2681902Alloa West UP ChurchAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAddition of transepts and sanctuary, demolition of spire and new top to tower
Item 225 of 2681902Drumearn  EdinburghScotland 
Item 226 of 2681902London Road UP Church and church hall and officesCalton EdinburghScotlandChurch enlarged and church hall extended to east and west
Item 227 of 2681902Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandFurther work on male hospital
Item 228 of 2681902Scottish Life Offices  AberdeenScotland 
Item 229 of 2681902Southfield HouseLiberton EdinburghScotlandAlterations and addtions for conversion to sanatorium
Item 230 of 2681902The PleasanceGullane East LothianScotlandFor himself. Dates given in Valuation Rolls are slightly earlier - 1898 or 1899
Item 231 of 268c. 1902Church and church hall, Orwell Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 232 of 268c. 1902House of CromarTarland AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 233 of 2681903County Isolation Hospital, AngraflatNew Kelso Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 234 of 2681903Craigleith House  EdinburghScotlandNew Pavilions (20 beds)
Item 235 of 2681903Free Church and hallMerchiston EdinburghScotlandChancel
Item 236 of 2681903Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandExtensions, piggeries, etc.
Item 237 of 2681903Mortonhall Golf Club  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 238 of 2681903St Ann's HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 239 of 26819049 Lowther TerraceKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 240 of 2681904Belhaven HospitalDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 241 of 2681904Chirnside Parish ChurchChirnside BerwickshireScotlandExtensive restoration and alterations
Item 242 of 2681904Dunfermline Cottage HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandNew wing (Lauder wing)
Item 243 of 2681904Montrose Asylum, North Esk VillaHillside, Montrose AngusScotland 
Item 244 of 2681904Parson's Green Free church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 245 of 268c. 1904Cockenzie UF ChurchCockenzie East LothianScotland 
Item 246 of 268c. 1905Crichton Royal Institution, new blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 247 of 268c. 1905Reform Co-operative Society premisesLeven FifeScotland 
Item 248 of 2681906Arngask UF ChurchGlenfarg PerthshireScotland 
Item 249 of 2681906Commercial BankDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 250 of 2681906Craigleith House  EdinburghScotlandMajor alterations and additions including gateway, east lodge and administration block
Item 251 of 2681906Crichton Royal Institution, closed wardsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 252 of 2681906Crichton Royal Institution, closed wardsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 253 of 2681906Kelso Cottage HospitalKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 254 of 2681906St Cuthbert's Parish ChurchColinton EdinburghScotlandRebuilding - with Jamieson as assistant
Item 255 of 268c. 190610 Abbotsford Park  EdinburghScotlandMay have been responsible for design or early alterations
Item 256 of 2681907Alvie Lodge kennelsKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 257 of 2681907Free High Church and Free Church College  EdinburghScotlandHeraldic shields in Rainy Hall
Item 258 of 2681907Rosebery House  MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 259 of 2681908Commercial Bank, GrangemouthGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 260 of 2681908Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandExtensive alterations to form church
Item 261 of 2681908St Bride's Chapel of EaseDalry EdinburghScotland 
Item 262 of 268c. 1908United Free Church Offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 263 of 2681909Dun AluinnAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 264 of 2681910Chirnside Parish Churchyard, memorial gate to second Lord TweedmouthChirnside BerwickshireScotland 
Item 265 of 2681910Crichton Royal Institution, hospital for menDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 266 of 2681910Crichton Royal Institution, male convalescent wardDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 267 of 268c. 1910Blencathra County Sanatorium  CumberlandEnglandNew wing
Item 268 of 268c. 1910(?)Milton Lodge and stablesNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4McDowell, Dawn Caswell Scottish Assets: the commercial architecture of A G Sydney Mitchell Architectural Heritage, pp45-66 
Item 2 of 4Pike Edinburgh and the Lothians at the turn of the 20th century   
Item 3 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp48
Item 4 of 4Weir, John D Sydney Mitchell & Wilson Unpublished typescript held in NMRS library 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder20 September 1912  Obituary of Wilson
Item 2 of 2Builder6 March 1931  p463

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from J Percival Agnew. Alos letter from Mitchell, Johnston & Co, solicitors, dated 2 March 1971.
Item 2 of 2Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Archives CS/297: Application to Commercial Bank


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