Basic Biographical Details

Name: Shanks & Mitchell
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1889
Ended: 1894
Bio Notes: William Shanks was born in 1860 and articled to McKissack & Rowan from 1882 to 1886, studying at the Glasgow School of Art. He then became an assistant to James Chalmers prior to commencing practice in partnership with an unidentified architect named Mitchell in Glasgow in 1889. Shanks acted as architect to Shotts School Board from 1891 to 1894; he continued in independent practice when his partnership with Mitchell was dissolved in the latter year and subsequently emigrated to South Africa.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 168, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18891894 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Shanks18891894Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 31890Baptist ChurchAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31890Polmont Park Mansion, gate lodge and estate workPolmont Park StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31891Five schoolsShotts LanarkshireScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.