Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Mitchel Gibbs
Designation: Architect
Born: 1847
Died: 22 December 1935
Bio Notes: Edward Mitchel Gibbs was born in Sheffield on 18 October 1847. He was educated at Milk Street School, Sheffield, and articled to Flockton & Abbott from 1862 to 1868, remaining as principal assistant. He attended classes at Sheffield School of Art and subsequently spent time in London, studying at the Royal Academy Schools and assisting in the office of Alfred Waterhouse. He worked as superintendent of works to Archibald Neill of Leeds from 1868 until 1872 when he was taken into partnership by Flockton & Abbott, the practice title remaining unchanged.

Gibbs continued in partnership with Thomas James Flockton after the retirement of George Lewslie Abbott in 1878, and the partnership was joined by Flockton's son Charles Burrows Flockton in 1895 as Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton. Gibbs became senior partner in 1902 as Gibbs & Flockton. The partnership was joined by John Charles Amory Teather in 1908 and by Gibbs' son Henry Beckett Swift Gibbs (born 1889) in 1921.

Gibbs was admitted FRIBA on 7 March 1892, his proposers being Flockton, C J Innocent, J B Mitchell-Withers and Charles Hadfield. He served as President of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Society of Architects. He died in Sheffield on 22 December 1935.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Alliance Chambers, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1874 *  
Item 2 of 315, St James' Row, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness18921935 
Item 3 of 37, Riverdale Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1914 *  

* 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 2Alfred Waterhouse18681868Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Flockton & Gibbs18781895Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Arthur William Kenyon2 December 1907for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Stephen Welsh5 March 1934for Fellowship

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 11889Sheffield Municipal BuildingsSheffield YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - reached second stage


Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Journal4 January 1936v43London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary, p260
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal18 January 1936v43London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsMemoirs from Charles M Hadfield and James R Wigfull and Mr W S Purchon, p313