Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arnold Bidlake Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Born: 1863
Died: 2 November 1944 or 3 November 1944
Bio Notes: Arnold Bidlake Mitchell was born in 1863 and was articled to Robert Stark Wilkinson from 1880 to 1883. He subsequently worked as assistant to Ernest George & Peto and to Frank Thomas Baggallay, was Clerk of Works at St Luke, Bermondsey for Joseph Gale in 1884, and assisted Thomas Jerram Bailey at the London Schoool Board in 1885. He studied at the RA Schools in 1884.

In 1886 he commenced independent practice. He worked in partnership with Alfred Morris Butler for several years from 1894.

Mitchell retired to Lyme Regis. He died on 2 or 3 November 1944. His son Edward Arnold Mitchell followed him into the architectural profession.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 316, Finsbury Circus, London, EnglandBusiness(?)1894 *  
Item 2 of 317, Hanover Square, London W, EnglandBusinessBefore 1914After 1926 
Item 3 of 3Lyme Regis, Dorset, EnglandPrivateAfter 1926 Place of retirement

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3Ernest George & Peto1883Before 1884Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Francis Thomas Baggallay (or Frank Thomas Baggallay)After 1883Before 1884Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Thomas Jerram Bailey1885Before 1886Assistant 

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 2William Wallace Friskin1 January 19111914(?)Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Donald Denoon Jack19211924Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Wallace FriskinEarly 1914for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914