Basic Biographical Details

Name: Walker & Mitchell
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1930
Ended: After 1935
Bio Notes: William Thomas Mynors Walker was born in 1856 and practised in London. In 1912 he took on as chief assistant William Mitchell. Mitchell was born on 16 November 1874 and articled to Thomson & Sandilands of Glasgow on 9 May 1890, and remained with them as an assistant for two years after completing his apprenticeship and working on the drawings for Gartloch Asylum. During that period he attended the 'Glasgow Technical Institute', presumably the Glasgow & West of Scotland Technical College. Thereafter he was assistant to Butterworth & Duncan in Rochdale; Stevenson & Redfern, Lanchester & Rickards, and James Glen Sivewright Gibson of London; and [George] Thomas Hine of Nottingham, before joining Walker's office.

Mitchell was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Redfern, Walker and [Robert] Douglas Wells, formerly of Stevenson & Redfern's office. At that time he was in the process of building a small house at Cheshunt on his own account, while still in Walker's employ. He was already living in Cheshunt, at 2 Mount Pleasant, Turner's Hill, and by 1914 had moved to Goff's Cottage, Church Road in the same town.

At some point Walker took Mitchell in to partnership, and Mitchell continued the practice after Walker's death in 1930. Mitchell died on 3 October 1935.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Finsbury Square, London, EnglandBusiness   

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 2William Thomas Mynors WalkerBefore 19301935Partner 
Item 2 of 2William MitchellBefore 1930After 1935Partner 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal7 December 1935v43London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of William Mitchell, p162