Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Bennett Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 November 1865(?)
Died: 22 March 1941
Bio Notes: George Bennett Mitchell was born on 27 November 1865 and educated in Aberdeen and Newburgh. He was articled to Pirie & Clyne in 1881 (though he perhaps joined the practice somewhat sooner as an office boy, since John Bridgeford Pirie records that on 9 October 1878 'Mitchell began duty') and joined the practice of Jenkins & Marr as assistant on completing his apprenticeship. He remained with them until 1887 when he was appointed architect in the surveyors' department of Davidson & Garden, advocates (i.e. solicitors), Aberdeen. While there he carried out a great deal of work on the Dunecht estate for A C Pirie, both at the house and in the village, and was allowed to undertake a few small private commissions in his own name. During these early years he made several visits to France and Italy.

On leaving Davidson & Garden, Mitchell opened his own practice at 148 Union Street; the exact date for this is uncertain as Mitchell himself gives dates varying from 1898 to 1 January 1903 and 1 January 1904 in different documents. His business mainly consisted of country house work and villas and cottages for the estates with which he had become acquainted through his work with Davidson & Garden. In 1913 Mitchell's son George Angus Mitchell (born on his father's thirty-first birthday and educated at Aberdeen Grammar School) entered the practice as an apprentice, and was one of the first two students to enrol at Aberdeen School of Architecture when it opened in 1913. His training was interrupted by war service in 1915, but he returned to his father's office on his demobilisation in 1919, completing his diploma course the following year. He practised in association with his father from 1921. The practice moved from 148 Union Street to 1 West Craibstone Street in 1922 and George Angus became a partner in 1929, the firm name becoming George Bennett Mitchell & Son.

George Angus Mitchell was elected FRIBA in late 1930, his proposers being Clement George, James Brown Nicol and George Watt. This may have prompted his father to seek RIBA membership, as he applied for Licentiateship immediately and was admitted at the beginning of 1931, his proposers being George, Nicol and William Liddle Duncan; and in May of the same year he too became a Fellow, with the support of the RIBA Council as a whole. By this time George Bennett had been awarded an MBE; he was also a Justice of the Peace, and had acted as District Civil Commissioner at the time of the General Strike in 1926.

George Bennett Mitchell's main interest outside the office was the Boy's Brigade, of which he became Commander and President of the Aberdeen Battalion in 1906. His concerns for social welfare were further manifested in his work as Red Cross Transport Officer in Aberdeen during the First World War. He was also a devoted churchman, being a lifelong member of the West Church of St Andrew, of which he was an elder for over forty years.

From at least 1914 Mitchell had a country residence at Cean-na-coil, Aboyne, one of the several houses he designed there, as well as his Aberdeen house at 4 Deemount Terrace and later at 18 Rubislaw Terrace.

Mitchell was taken ill in October 1940 whilst working as Divisional Food Officer for the North-East of Scotland, a position he had taken on in 1938 when hostilities were imminent. He underwent an operation involving the amputation of a leg, and resigned from the Food Office shortly afterwards. He died at his home on 22 March 1941. He was survived by his son, who continued the practice, and his daughter Meta, who like him took a leading part in youth welfare work in the area. His wife had predeceased him some years earlier.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6245, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1896 *  
Item 2 of 6148, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness19041922 
Item 3 of 64, Deemount Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateAfter 1914Before 1930 
Item 4 of 6Cean-na-coil, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1914  
Item 5 of 61, West Craibstone Street, Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1922After 1939 
Item 6 of 618, Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 193022 March 1941 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Pirie & ClyneAugust 18811885Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Jenkins & Marr18851887Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Davidson & Garden18871898 or 1 January 1903 or January 1904Architect 
Item 4 of 4George Bennett Mitchell & Son19291941Senior Partner 

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 13John Murray EastonAugust 19051911Apprentice 
Item 2 of 13Frederick William MestonFebruary 1910September 1914Apprentice 
Item 3 of 13George Angus Mitchell1913June 1920ApprenticeWith the exception of war service, December 1915 to February 1919
Item 4 of 13John Howden Cook19191922Apprentice(?) 
Item 5 of 13Herbert Henry Reid19201921Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 13George Angus MitchellJune 19201929Assistant(?)Associated in practice
Item 7 of 13Robert Sorley LawrieJune 1921September 1924Apprentice 
Item 8 of 13William GlashanJune 1921September 1924Apprentice 
Item 9 of 13William George Rowntree BodieSeptember 1922August 1927Apprentice 
Item 10 of 13William Arthur Smith Cormack1923(?)1928Apprentice 
Item 11 of 13Peter Shearer LeaskJuly 1923September 1926Apprentice 
Item 12 of 13William Peter (junior)19241926Senior Assistant 
Item 13 of 13William Glashan19251928Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4William Liddle DuncanEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4Clement GeorgeEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 4James Brown NicolEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 4RIBA CouncilMay 1931for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4William Peter (junior)Mid 1933for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4Alexander PhilipEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 4Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Early 1922for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4William Coutts Youngson7 February 1938for Associateship

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 3601892Farm OfficesStrathend AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 2 of 3601892House and offices at South Mains of ArdifferyMains of Ardiffery AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 3601893AuchintoulSouth Deeside AberdeenshireScotlandAttribution by Jane Geddes
Item 4 of 3601896Auchindoir Burial GroundAuchindoir AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 3601897Balquhain CastleChapel of Garioch AberdeenshireScotlandProposal to restore building - not executed
Item 6 of 3601899Botanic Department  AberdeenScotlandUnder Davidson & Garden
Item 7 of 360Late 1890sGlenfarquhar Lodge  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 8 of 3601900Allargue House  AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 9 of 3601900Bakery in AboyneAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 10 of 3601900Druminnor Castle, burial ground and cross  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 11 of 3601900Dunecht Estate, Cottages including The Terrace and Greentree LodgeEcht AberdeenshireScotlandUnder Davidson & Garden
Item 12 of 3601900Dunecht House (including chapel)Echt AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations (under Davidson & Garden)
Item 13 of 3601900Dwelling houses and Workshop, Walker Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 3601900Proposed Workmen's Cottages for Mr BrebnerAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 360c. 1900LochsideEcht AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 360c. 1900The NeukEcht AberdeenshireScotlandPartly by Mitchell
Item 17 of 3601901Archnagorth farm offices  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 18 of 3601901Ballaterach farm officesDeeside AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden - alterations
Item 19 of 3601901Banks of Finnarcy farm officesDunecht AberdeenshireScotlandHeaded architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 20 of 3601901Barn, Tocherford  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 21 of 3601901Boghead of DrumdolloForgue AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations -as head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden.
Item 22 of 3601901BridgeviewAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs - as head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 23 of 3601901Byth farm officesByth AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 24 of 3601901Caskieben Estate, meal mill  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 25 of 3601901Cobbleheugh farmhouse  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden.
Item 26 of 3601901Colthill Farmhouse  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden - alterations
Item 27 of 3601901Dunecht Estate, Newfield Croft house  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 28 of 3601901Dunecht farm steadingDunecht AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations - as head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 29 of 3601901Folla Smithy, farm offices  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 30 of 3601901Foundland Estate, farm offices  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 31 of 3601901Heughhead farmhouse and farm offices  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden - new house and alterations to offices
Item 32 of 3601901Hill of Gevan farmhouse  Aberdeenshire As head of architectural department
Item 33 of 3601901Mains of Clackriach, Old DeerOld Deer AberdeenshireScotlandFarm office - as head of the architectural department.
Item 34 of 3601901Melgum Estate, keeper's cottage and kennels  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 35 of 3601901Melgum Estate, Millhead Croft, offices  AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 36 of 3601901Mountblairy Estate, Boat of Auchenbadie, farm officesMountblairy BanffshireScotlandAs head of the architectural department.
Item 37 of 3601901SchoolEcht AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions- as head of the architectural department.
Item 38 of 3601901Three cottagesNewmill Aberdeenshire/BanffshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden
Item 39 of 3601901Tigh-na-GealdAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 40 of 3601901Two cottagesKincardine O'Neill AberdeenshireScotlandAs head of architectural department of Davidson & Garden - alterations
Item 41 of 3601902Fish Curing WorksTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 42 of 3601902Mission Hall  AberdeenScotlandIn his own name
Item 43 of 3601902Two Houses on Richmondhill Place  AberdeenScotlandUnder Davidson & Garden
Item 44 of 3601903Countesswells HouseCountesswells Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 45 of 3601903House and Shop for Robert Smith, Pocra Quay  AberdeenScotlandUnder Davidson & Garden
Item 46 of 3601903Ladywood LodgeAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 47 of 360c. 1903Cadgerford Water SupplyCountesswells Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 48 of 360c. 1903Foggieton Cottage, Farm Buildings and HousesCountesswells Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 49 of 360c. 1903Mains of CountesswellsCountesswells Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to steading and cottar houses
Item 50 of 3601904Aboyne CastleAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration and additions
Item 51 of 3601904BletsoeAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 52 of 3601904Boys' Brigade Headquarters  AberdeenScotlandPlus later work
Item 53 of 3601904House and Shops on Justice Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 54 of 3601904House and Workshop for Mr BrebnerAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 55 of 3601904House on Beaconsfield Place for Theodore Gerrard  AberdeenScotland 
Item 56 of 3601904Strathdon Public SchoolStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and proposed new school
Item 57 of 3601904Teuchar LodgeTeuchar, Cuminestown AberdeenshireScotlandUnspecified work
Item 58 of 3601904Two Distillery Houses on Richmondhill Place  AberdeenScotlandFor himself
Item 59 of 3601904Two Houses near Manse GateAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 60 of 3601904Work for Lethendy EstateLethendy Estate PerthshireScotland 
Item 61 of 3601905Birse CastleBirse AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration and new kennels
Item 62 of 3601905Drumtochty CastleDrumtochty KincardineshireScotlandAlterations to attic and motor shed
Item 63 of 3601905Forglen HouseForglen BanffshireScotlandVentilation of billiard room
Item 64 of 3601906Allenvale Cemetery  AberdeenScotlandUnspecified work
Item 65 of 3601906Countesswells, Davinescroft, GreenhousesCountesswells AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 66 of 3601906Cruden Parish Church ManseCruden AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 67 of 3601906Dalmunzie LodgeGlenshee PerthshireScotland 
Item 68 of 3601906Dinnet Parish ChurchDinnet AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs and alteratons
Item 69 of 3601906Fittings for Shop for J A Cooper   Scotland 
Item 70 of 3601906Gate Lodge, Lundie EstateLundie Estate AngusScotland 
Item 71 of 3601906Lodge CottageAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 72 of 3601906NewmayWester Ceschangie  ScotlandRepairs
Item 73 of 3601906Proposed Workmen's Cottages for Mr BrebnerAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 74 of 3601906Stable for Mr J LedinghamAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 75 of 3601906Straloch HouseStraloch AberdeenshireScotlandBilliard room and engine room
Item 76 of 3601906Whitecairns InnWhitecairns AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 77 of 360c. 1906Farm offices, Cottage and Dairy at Cairnbulg MainsCairnbulg AberdeenshireScotlandCottage and alterations to farm offices
Item 78 of 3601907Aboyne Post OfficeAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 79 of 3601907Aboyne Public SchoolAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 80 of 3601907Aspen BankBallater AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 81 of 3601907Druminnor Castle, East Lodge and gate piers  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 82 of 3601907House and Shops for J M YoungBieldside AberdeenScotland 
Item 83 of 3601907House for A J Wallace, Seely Hillock, TornasheanStrathdon? AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 84 of 3601907House for Miss FarquharsonAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 85 of 3601907House for Mr J FerrisBieldside AberdeenScotland 
Item 86 of 3601907House for Mrs RobertsonAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 87 of 3601907Logie-Coldstone Public SchoolLogie-Coldstone AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 88 of 3601907The WakesCullen BanffshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 89 of 3601907West United Free Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 90 of 3601908Boys' Brigade Headquarters  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 91 of 3601908Gordon ArmsKincardine O'Neil AberdeenshireScotlandLog-columned porch and extension
Item 92 of 3601908Inverurie Post OfficeInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 93 of 3601909Cruden Parish Church and ChurchyardCruden AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations (HS gives date as 1913)
Item 94 of 3601909Deaf and Dumb Institute  AberdeenScotland 
Item 95 of 3601909House for Miss LedinghamAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 96 of 3601909House on Polmuir RoadFerryhill AberdeenScotland 
Item 97 of 3601909Kennethmont Parish ChurchKennethmont/Kinnethmont AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 98 of 3601909Loriston HotelBallater AberdeenshireScotlandRecreation room
Item 99 of 3601909Manse, OyneOyne  Scotland 
Item 100 of 3601909Proposed Cottage for Mr BrebnerAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 101 of 3601909Proposed House for J A CooperDunnydeer/Dunnideer, Insch Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 102 of 3601909Whitefield Farmhouse and OutbuildingsBalcairn Estate Aberdeenshire?ScotlandAlterations
Item 103 of 360Late 1900sHouse for Miss FraserAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 104 of 3601910sHouse for Mrs Paris SingerAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 105 of 3601910sHouse, Back Hilton Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 106 of 3601910sOffices for George Mellis & Sons Ltd, Guild Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 107 of 3601910Barra Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 108 of 3601910Craighall  Aberdeenshire?ScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 109 of 3601910Factory for William Spence & SonHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 110 of 3601910House for Miss BurnettMonbuddo (Monboddo?) KincardineshireScotland 
Item 111 of 3601910Margarine Factory  AberdeenScotland 
Item 112 of 3601910Royal Insurance Company Building  AberdeenScotland 
Item 113 of 3601910Shop, 30-34 St Nicholas Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and new shop front
Item 114 of 360Before 1910Craigmore, StableAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 115 of 360Before 1910Fish Curing Premises for Brookless Bros  AberdeenScotland 
Item 116 of 360Before 1910House for A Watt MacDonaldBieldside AberdeenScotland 
Item 117 of 360Before 1910House for John J PalmerLossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 118 of 360Before 1910House for Mrs JohnstoneAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 119 of 360Before 1910House for Mrs MoggachAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 120 of 360Before 1910House for Peter StewartAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 121 of 360Before 1910Two Houses for Lt Richard St JohnAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 122 of 360c. 1910Ardconnon FarmBalcairn Estate AberdeenshireScotlandCottages
Item 123 of 360c. 1910Farmhouse and Cottages at Balcairn EstateBalcairn Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 124 of 360c. 1910Kincardine O'Neil Parish ChurchKincardine O'Neil AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to church and hall, proposal for cemetery
Item 125 of 360c. 1910Melgum Lodge     
Item 126 of 360c. 1910Murtle HydropathicMilltimber AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 127 of 360c. 1910The Granary Motor Showroom and Workshop  AberdeenScotland 
Item 128 of 3601911Craighead, House for H E SpenceHuntly AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 129 of 3601911Northern Loan Company Ltd  Aberdeen?ScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 130 of 3601911Premises for Northern Co-operative Company LtdBucksburn AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 131 of 360c. 1911Aberdeen Motors Company Motor Showroom  AberdeenScotland 
Item 132 of 3601912Balnagask  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 133 of 3601912Craigshaw CottagesNigg Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 134 of 3601912Glassel HouseBanchory Ternan AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 135 of 3601912Rutherford United Free Church Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 136 of 3601912Tillycorthie HouseUdny AberdeenScotlandChimneypieces in dining room, smoking room and billiard room - brought from Dunecht
Item 137 of 360c. 1912Benmohr, House for Dr George MitchellInsch AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 138 of 3601913Bucksburn Infant SchoolBucksburn AberdeenScotlandErection of Infant School and Gymnasium
Item 139 of 3601913Duff House  BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 140 of 3601913Stoneywood Primary SchoolStoneywood AberdeenScotland 
Item 141 of 3601914Aboyne Public SchoolAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 142 of 3601914Farm Buildings, Hillhead of WhitecrossHillhead of Whitecross AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 143 of 3601914House on Devanha Gardens  AberdeenScotland 
Item 144 of 3601914MeadowsAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 145 of 360c. 1914Camden CottageAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 146 of 3601915Factory, Russell Road  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 147 of 3601916Factory for William Spence & SonInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 148 of 3601916Oldmill Poorhouse  AberdeenScotlandConversion into YMCA Hut / military hospital
Item 149 of 3601916Wilsons Engineering Works  AberdeenScotland 
Item 150 of 360191711 Chanonry for J & W G Craigen  AberdeenScotland 
Item 151 of 3601917Margarine Factory  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 152 of 3601917Timber Stores and Sawmill on Blaikie's Quay, Victoria Dock  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 153 of 3601918Campfield HouseGlassel AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 154 of 3601918House at Airdrie ParkPitfodels AberdeenScotland 
Item 155 of 3601918Premises for Walker Steam Trawl Fishery Company  AberdeenScotland 
Item 156 of 3601918Walker premises, Commercial Quay  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 157 of 3601918Young Men's Christian Association  AberdeenScotland 
Item 158 of 360c. 1918Lightnot CottagesBalcairn Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 159 of 3601919Atholl Arms HotelDunkeld PerthshireScotland 
Item 160 of 3601919Cookney War MemorialCookney KincardineshireScotland 
Item 161 of 3601919DruimdarrochBanchory KincardineshireScotlandProposed alterations including electric lighting
Item 162 of 3601919House for single menBalcairn Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 163 of 3601919Priestwells, stablesWardhouse Estate AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs to stable and byre wings
Item 164 of 3601919Royal HotelInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 165 of 3601919Strichen Parish ChurchStrichen AberdeenshireScotlandVestry added
Item 166 of 3601919Villa, Queen's Road  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 167 of 360192014 Crown Terrace  AberdeenScotlandAlterations?
Item 168 of 36019205 Grosvenor Street  Aberdeen?ScotlandAlterations
Item 169 of 360192056-58 Bridge Street  AberdeenScotlandProposed alterations
Item 170 of 3601920Aboyne Housing SchemeAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 171 of 3601920Ardconnon FarmBalcairn Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to the farm house
Item 172 of 3601920Braemar War MemorialBraemar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 173 of 3601920Busbridge  SurreyEnglandAlterations
Item 174 of 3601920Dalmunzie LodgeGlenshee PerthshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 175 of 3601920Drumdurno, PittodriePittodrie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 176 of 3601920Dufftown Town HallDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 177 of 3601920Feathers HotelPocklington YorkshireEngland 
Item 178 of 3601920Fife Arms Hotel and adjoining premises for the Trustees of Lord FifeBanff BanffshireScotlandAlterations and additions to Fife Arms
Item 179 of 3601920Littlewood ParkAlford AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 180 of 3601920New Deer War MemorialNew Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 181 of 3601920Queen's HotelBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotlandAlterations and repairs
Item 182 of 3601920TillypronieNether Birkhill AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 183 of 3601920Union Street Electric Theatre  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 184 of 360c. 1920Candacraig HouseStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to house; other work on estate
Item 185 of 360c. 1920Dinnet House  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to house and estate buildings
Item 186 of 360c. 1920Duff House  BanffshireScotlandMinor interior alterations and nurses' home; scullery and gate lodge; engine house; laundry; alterations to pavilion
Item 187 of 360c. 1920East WoodlandsDyce AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 188 of 360c. 1920Echt Parish ManseEcht AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 189 of 360c. 1920Enclosure for the Grave of Sir William Cunliffe BrooksGlentanar/Glen Tanar? Aberdeenshire?Scotland 
Item 190 of 360c. 1920Feuing plan, 2-6 Schoolhill  AberdeenScotland 
Item 191 of 360c. 1920Parkvilla Home Farm, CandacraigCandacraig Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 192 of 360c. 1920The NeukAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAddition
Item 193 of 360c. 1920Tontine HotelPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandUnspecified work
Item 194 of 360c. 1920Unidentified Country House Floor Plans     
Item 195 of 3601921Coutens FarmhouseBalcairn Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 196 of 3601921Glenluie HouseBallater AberdeenshireScotlandPlans and elevations for earlier work
Item 197 of 3601921Praesmohr CottageAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 198 of 360192274 Don StreetOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 199 of 3601922Allen & Hanbury Cod Liver Oil FactoryAberdeen Harbour AberdeenScotlandOriginal factory, extension, and additional storage
Item 200 of 3601922Craig School and SchoolhouseCraig AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 201 of 3601922Cruden War MemorialCruden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 202 of 3601922House for Alex SandisonAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandporte cochere
Item 203 of 3601922House for James HutchesonAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 204 of 3601922Rigs of TraquairInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 205 of 3601922Ruthin Castle  ClwydWalesAlterations for sanatorium
Item 206 of 3601922Sutherland Arms HotelBrora SutherlandScotland 
Item 207 of 3601922Torphins Higher Grade School and SchoolhouseTorphins AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 208 of 3601922West HunleshireInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 209 of 360c. 1922Insch War Memorial HospitalInsch AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 210 of 3601922 or 1924Shop for Reid & Pearson, St Nicholas Street and Schoolhill  AberdeenScotland 
Item 211 of 3601923Gordon Highlanders' Institute  AberdeenScotland 
Item 212 of 3601923Grand Hotel  AberdeenScotlandAddition of dancing hall
Item 213 of 3601923House on Bon Accord Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations?
Item 214 of 3601923Park HouseDrumoak AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions, including recreation room
Item 215 of 3601923Tarland SchoolTarland AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 216 of 3601924Bungalow on Riverside Road (Drive?)  AberdeenScotland 
Item 217 of 3601924Netherton LodgeCountesswells AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 218 of 3601924Offices for Wlliamson & Dunn, West Craibstone Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 219 of 3601924Offices, 1, 3 East Craibstone Street  AberdeenScotlandConversion of house into offices
Item 220 of 3601924St Ternan's Episcopal ChurchBanchory Ternan KincardineshireScotlandAlterations
Item 221 of 3601925County Tuberculosis Department, Golden Square  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 222 of 3601925Garage and Chauffeur's House, 15 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 223 of 3601925Garage, North Eastern Ice Company  AberdeenScotland 
Item 224 of 3601925Kinnairdy Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration, alterations and additions
Item 225 of 3601925Margarine Factory  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 226 of 3601925Shop at 107 Union Street  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 227 of 3601925Shuttle Lane Mission Hall  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 228 of 3601925St Margaret's School  AberdeenScotlandAdition of laboratory block, new hall and link corridor, and sports pavilion
Item 229 of 3601925St Moluag's Church ManseTarland AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 230 of 3601925Tarland Parish Church (St Moluag)Tarland AberdeenshireScotlandUnspecified work
Item 231 of 3601925Tuberculosis Department  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 232 of 360c. 1925Institute for Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen  AberdeenScotland 
Item 233 of 3601926Alt Mor, Shop for David RossAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 234 of 3601926Ballindalloch HouseInveravon BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 235 of 3601926Cluny CastleCluny AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration of castle and chapel after fire; report on outbuildings
Item 236 of 3601926Cluny Castle, factor's houseCluny AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 237 of 3601926Fife Arms HotelBraemar AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to main hotel, stables, farm and laundry
Item 238 of 3601926House at Tillyfour by WhitehouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 239 of 3601926House for Duncan FraserCraigiebuckler AberdeenScotland 
Item 240 of 3601926House on Mackie (or Machie) PlaceCraigiebuckler AberdeenScotland 
Item 241 of 3601926Minmore HouseGlenlivet BanffshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 242 of 3601926New Palais de Danse  AberdeenScotland 
Item 243 of 3601926Salvation Army Citadel  AberdeenScotlandStrengthening of tower
Item 244 of 3601926ViewmountBraemar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 245 of 3601927Alford Higher Grade SchoolAlford AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 246 of 3601927Birse and Feughside Parish ChurchFinzean AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 247 of 3601927Birse Parish Church ManseBirse AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 248 of 3601927Carnousie House and LodgeCarnousie BanffshireScotlandAlterations to house
Item 249 of 3601927Coull Parish Church and ManseKirklands of Coull AberdeenScotland 
Item 250 of 3601927Logie-Coldstone Parish Church, Auld KirkLogie-Coldstone AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to church and manse
Item 251 of 3601927Parish ChurchKirkton of Slains AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and church re-orientated
Item 252 of 3601927St Mary's Parish ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandConflict of information: Heritors Records show that Waddell & Young were responsible for the work at this date. The HS listed building record gives George Bennett Mitchell - it is not clear if he draw up plans at this time or there is confusion between this and the fact that de designed the hall in the 1930s.
Item 253 of 3601927The Central Press, 61-63 Belmont Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 254 of 3601927Workers' CottagesCults AberdeenScotland 
Item 255 of 3601928Banchory Ternan ChurchBanchory Ternan KincardineshireScotlandReconstruction, including chancel with oak furnishings
Item 256 of 3601928BonallyMurtle AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 257 of 3601928House at King's Gate for Charles Christie  AberdeenScotland 
Item 258 of 3601928House for Dr J J R MacLeodBieldside AberdeenScotland 
Item 259 of 3601928Lost Farm Offices, CandacraigCandacraig Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 260 of 3601928St Fitticks Church HallsTorry AberdeenScotlandNew halls
Item 261 of 3601929Armstrong Nursing Home  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 262 of 3601929Craigendinnie HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction and alterations
Item 263 of 3601929Crathie ManseCrathie AberdeenshireScotlandCoalhouse
Item 264 of 3601929Fetlar Parish Church Manse FetlarShetlandScotlandRepairs
Item 265 of 3601929House for Reverend Herbert ReidGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 266 of 3601929Park FarmKinsteary Estate NairnshireScotlandRestoration of farm buildings
Item 267 of 360After 1929Glenluie HouseBallater AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 268 of 360c. 1929Alford Higher Grade SchoolhouseAlford AberdeenshireScotlandNew school
Item 269 of 3601930sChalmers HospitalBanff BanffshireScotlandNurses' home? - also glass porch at nurses home, boiler, and electric plant and other additions
Item 270 of 3601930BalnagowanAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandNew house and outbuildings
Item 271 of 3601930Benmohr, House for Dr George MitchellInsch AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 272 of 3601930Birse and Feughside Parish ChurchFinzean AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 273 of 3601930Haddo HouseHaddo/Methlick AberdeenshireScotlandRenovation and reconstruction of west wing after fire and alterations to south wing
Item 274 of 3601930House and Outhouse on St Eunan's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 275 of 3601930House for Thomas Ayrton, Springfield Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 276 of 3601930O'Neill Corse Primary School and SchoolhouseCorse? AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and new classroom block
Item 277 of 3601930Old Semeil SchoolOld Semeil AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 278 of 3601930Ruthin Castle  ClwydWalesFurther work
Item 279 of 3601930SchoolTyrie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 280 of 360c. 1930Aberdeen Municipal Buildings and Tolbooth  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 281 of 360c. 1930Church of ScotlandBucksburn AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 282 of 360c. 1930Midmar ManseMidmar AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations including water supply
Item 283 of 360c. 1930Nether Balfour Cottages, Single and Double Cottar Houses, Littlewood EstateLittlewood Estate, Alford AberdeenScotland 
Item 284 of 360c. 1930North Church  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and repairs
Item 285 of 360c. 1930Park Hall, DrumoakDrumoak AberdeenshireScotlandRole unknown
Item 286 of 360c. 1930Roadside CottageCandacraig Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 287 of 3601931All Saints' Episcopal Church of Scotland and Church HallHilton AberdeenScotland 
Item 288 of 3601931Fyvie (new) SchoolFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 289 of 3601931Nairn Town and County Hospital Maternity BlockNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 290 of 3601931Shethin, Shethin FarmEast of Haddo AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration after fire
Item 291 of 360193219 Fonthill Terrace  AberdeenScotlandAddition of bathroom
Item 292 of 3601932Ardhuncart LodgeAlford AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to main house and estate buildings
Item 293 of 3601932Cottar House, Tollhouse, HowmillmossatToll o'Mossat, Alford AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 294 of 3601932Double Cottar House, Edinbanchory Cottages, Littlewood EstateLittlewood Estate, Alford AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 295 of 3601932House for Mrs J C FentonBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 296 of 3601932Lossiemouth Free ChurchLossiemouth MorayshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 297 of 3601932Newe Arms HotelStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to Colquhonnie Hotel
Item 298 of 3601932Royal Mental Hospital  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 299 of 3601932Skene Parish ChurchSkene AberdeenshireScotlandInterior remodelled
Item 300 of 3601933Alexander Scott's HospitalHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 301 of 3601933Bungalow at Balgonie/BeauvaisBallater AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 302 of 3601933Cromleybank, Comely Bank FarmEllon AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration of mill and byre after fire
Item 303 of 3601933Double villa, Queen's Road  AberdeenScotlandAdditions and alterations, converting it into single villa
Item 304 of 3601933HowmillLittlewood Estate, Alford AberdeenshireScotlandNew porch
Item 305 of 3601933Peterhead AcademyPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 306 of 3601933School at InschInsch AberdeenshireScotlandExtension and alterations
Item 307 of 3601933St Fergus's ChurchGlamis AngusScotlandRestoration, alteration and additions
Item 308 of 3601933St Gerardine's Church and hallLossiemouth MorayshireScotlandRestoration
Item 309 of 360c. 1933BalgonieBallater AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to main house
Item 310 of 3601934Birse Parish ChurchBirse AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 311 of 3601934Church Halls  Aberdeen  
Item 312 of 3601934Culter HousePeterculter AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 313 of 3601934Dower House, Pittodrie EstatePittodrie Estate AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 314 of 3601934Inverernan House and StablesStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction of house and conversion of stables into garage
Item 315 of 3601934Old House of Glack and New House of Glack  AberdeenshireScotlandAddition of rear two-storey wing of Old House of Glack, male hospital, hall chapel and occupational therapy; conversion of steading
Item 316 of 3601934Super Cinema  DundeeScotland 
Item 317 of 3601935Claud Hamilton Ltd Car Showroom and Offices, Union Row  AberdeenScotland 
Item 318 of 3601935Fraserburgh South Church HallFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 319 of 3601935Ian Charles HospitalGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 320 of 3601935Inverernan Farm and Offices, Forbes LodgeStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations to farm steading block, etc
Item 321 of 3601935Premises for Menzies & Sons Ltd Outfitters, George Street  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction
Item 322 of 3601935WhitehouseAlford|Tough AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration after fire
Item 323 of 3601935Woodside South Parish ChurchWoodside AberdeenScotlandRenovation
Item 324 of 3601936Boots the Pharmacist, Union Street  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction
Item 325 of 3601936House on Woodburn Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 326 of 3601936John Knox Established ChurchMounthooly AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 327 of 3601936Linmoor Convalescent HomePeterculter Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotlandExtension
Item 328 of 3601936Liverpool Insurance Company  AberdeenScotland 
Item 329 of 3601936Murtle Den HouseMurtle AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations: lighting, heating and drainage
Item 330 of 3601936Pitcaple HallLogie Durno AberdeenshireScotlandUnspecified work
Item 331 of 3601936Proposed Doctor's House, House of DaviotInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 332 of 3601936Rothienorman New Parish ChurchRothienorman AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 333 of 3601936Rothienorman Parish Church ManseRothienorman AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 334 of 3601936St Machar's Parish Church and Church HallAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandPlan of heating layout
Item 335 of 3601937Aberdeen Parish Council Offices  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 336 of 3601937Bridge over the River DeeAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandDesign overall by F A Macdonald & Partners but Bennet Mitchell responsible for architectural treatment
Item 337 of 3601937Garage on Gladstone Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 338 of 3601937Glass School and SchoolhouseGlass AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions or new school
Item 339 of 3601937House for the Misses NicolCults AberdeenScotland 
Item 340 of 3601937House on Robert StreetStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 341 of 3601937Mausoleum at Littlewood EstateLittlewood Estate, Alford AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 342 of 3601937Old Bridge Croft, Littlewood EstateLittlewood Estate, Alford AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 343 of 3601937Shop for Reid & Pearson, St Nicholas Street and Schoolhill  AberdeenScotlandExtension
Item 344 of 3601937St Mary's Parish Church hallBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 345 of 360c. 1937Invermossat Cottages, Cottar House East and Cottar House West, Littlewood EstateLittlewood Estate, Alford AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 346 of 3601938House for Dr ScottBanchory KincardineshireScotland 
Item 347 of 3601938Keith HallInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 348 of 3601938Logie-Coldstone Public SchoolLogie-Coldstone AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 349 of 3601938Torphins Higher Grade School and SchoolhouseTorphins AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 350 of 3601939Braemar SchoolBraemar AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 351 of 3601939Church of Scotland at Middlefield  AberdeenScotland 
Item 352 of 3601939Farmhouse, Park of Brux, Mossat, Littlewood EstateLittlewood Estate AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 353 of 3601939House for J B LeonardCulter AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 354 of 3601939House for Mrs MacKenzieAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 355 of 3601939National Bank of Scotland, Peterhead BranchPeterhead AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 356 of 3601939Trinity Hall  AberdeenScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 357 of 360c. 1939National Bank of Scotland, Fraserburgh BranchFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 358 of 360Before 1941(?)Hospital for Sick Children  AberdeenScotlandExtensions (possibly involved, but may have been carried out after his death)
Item 359 of 360Before 1941(?)King's College, Botany Department  AberdeenScotlandExtensions (possibly involved, but may have been carried out after his death)
Item 360 of 360Before 1941(?)King's College, Forestry Department  AberdeenScotlandExtensions (possibly involved, but may have been carried out after his death)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Presspp98-99
Item 2 of 5British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 5Gregory, Neil2001George Bennett Mitchell and Son: A Very Aberdonian PracticeNovember 2001Leopard Magazine, November 2001 
Item 4 of 5Gregory, Neil2001Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation ProjectWinterAHSS 
Item 5 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Press and Journal24 March 1941  Obituary
Item 2 of 2Scotsman24 March 1941  Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Architects Papers Preservation Project essays Collection essay
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3625 (box 14); F no2909 (box 14)