Basic Biographical Details

Name: Sydney Mitchell & Wilson
Born: c. 1887
Bio Notes: George Wilson was born in 1845, the son of George Wilson, farmer; sources vary as to his place of birth, some stating Simprin, Berwickshire, whilst in the 1901 census he declared he had been born at Oldhamstocks, East Lothian. He was educated at Swinton School and Coldstream Academy before being articled to Leadbetter & Smith in 1862, remaining there for four years and subsequently becoming an assistant to David Bryce where he remained for eight years. In or about 1874 he moved to the office of Robert Rowand Anderson where he made the acquaintance of the young Arthur George Sydney Mitchell. Mitchell was twelve years his junior, born at Headswood in Larbert, Stirlingshire on 1 January 1856, the only child of Dr Arthur Mitchell and his wife Margaret Hay Houston, daughter of James Houston of Tullochgriban, Strathspey. Dr Arthur Mitchell (later Sir Arthur) was qualified in both medicine and law and the year after his son was born he had been appointed Deputy Commissioner for the Board of Lunacy for Scotland, becoming Commissioner in 1870. The older Mitchell was an eminent figure in public life, being Chairman of the Scottish Life Assurance Company, and a Director of the Commercial Bank from at least the 1880s as well as having wide-reaching interests and holding posts both in the fields of the arts and sciences. He was Secretary and twice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Rhind Lecturer on Archaeology 1876-78, Secretary of the Scottish Meteorological Society to name but a few. The younger Mitchell (known as Sydney) was educated privately and later attended classes at Edinburgh University before being articled to Robert Rowand Anderson in 1878. During this period he made a study tour of France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Wilson, meanwhile, made two study tours, the first lasting six months spent travelling in France and Belgium and another of four months spent in England and Ireland.

In 1883 directly after his completing his articles, Sydney Mitchell commenced practice on his own account at 122 George Street in Edinburgh, Wilson joining him as an assistant. Mitchell's move from apprenticeship to independent practice with no interim period as assistant or draughtsman was unusual and it is clear that this was facilitated by contact with the wealthy clients he had met through the influence of his father, one of the most significant being John R Findlay, proprietor of the 'Scotsman'. Findlay employed Mitchell for his first commissions in 1883, for alterations to Findlay's own house at 3 Rothesay Terrace and for Well Court, workers' housing in the Dean Village.

It was probably also through his father's influence that Sydney Mitchell was appointed architect to the Commercial Bank of Scotland. David Rhind had held the post of architect to the bank from 1846 but retired in c.1881 and died in April 1883. A few months prior to Rhind's death Sydney Mitchell was commissioned to remodel the telling room of the headquarters of the bank in George Street which he did in lavish fashion spending at least half of the total budget for the work on the bronze capped marble columns in the interior. Thereafter Sydney Mitchell was commissioned to design or remodel a series of bank branches, the first purpose-built new premises being erected in Aberfeldy in 1884. In that year Mitchell was officially appointed architect to the bank, though the bank reserved the right to employ other architects if they chose and to employ tradesman directly should the need arise. Despite this caveat the Bank was to use Mitchell almost exclusively as their architect for new branches and rebuilding of old branches for the next eighteen years.

Sydney Mitchell took Wilson into partnership c.1887, the practice title becoming Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. Shortly thereafter, presumably also through the influence of his father, Sydney Mitchell secured the appointment of architect to the Board of Lunacy in Scotland from which stemmed a number of his most important works from c.1888, the first being the rebuilding of Craighouse in Edinburgh for the Managers of the Royal Asylum. This was followed in the 1890s by the extensive work on the Crichton Royal in Dumfries, where he became official architect to the Managers of the Royal Crichton Institution. Work for the Managers of the Melrose Asylum and for those of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Edinburgh followed.

Sydney Mitchell was a very capable designer being able to turn his hand to both public and private work with equal ease, designing fluently in a number of styles. At the Findlay house he proved himself the equal of Anderson and Browne with an even greater awareness of London Aesthetic Movement fashions than Browne's. From the very beginning he frequently drew upon his own indigenous past, immediately establishing himself as the supreme master of the 17th-century Scots genre at Well Court. His father's interest in archaeology had rubbed off - one of his earliest commissions was the recreation of the Muckle Cross in Elgin in c.1882 which was followed in 1885 his restoration of the Market Cross in Edinburgh, a high profile commission for a relatively young and inexperienced architect; this was followed by the commission for designing the 'Old Edinburgh' section of the Edinburgh Exhibition of 1886, complete with recreations of the Netherbow Port and the Old Mint, which was hugely successful. Throughout the late 1880s and 1890s he worked in the Scots Renaissance style, borrowing from Linlithgow Palace in his unexecuted scheme for the enlargement of Barnbougle Castle for the Earl of Rosebery and for a number of other large country houses commissions such as Duntreath and Sauchieburn. This ran concurrently with an accomplished use of free Italian baroque at the chief office of the Commercial Bank in Glasgow and London 'Queen Anne' for the West End branch in Shandwick Place. More vernacular and Arts & Crafts elements, as at Ramsay Garden, Leithen Lodge and some of the buildings at the Crichton Royal Hospital, appeared frequently in the 1890s. It is only in his final commission before retirement that a real change of direction is apparent in the monumental American- and Scandinavian-influenced offices for the United Free Church in George Street in Edinburgh.

Despite the sheer quality of his best work exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1883 until 1893 when he abruptly stopped sending, Mitchell was never elected an academician; and although he had a very busy practice and a range of eminent clients, Sydney Mitchell never sought membership of the RIBA, probably because he was in sympathy with Richard Norman Shaw and his circle in the disruptive registration and 'a profession or an art?' disputes of the 1890s. However his partner George Wilson was admitted FRIBA on 2 December 1907, his proposers being Hippolyte Jean Blanc, David Robertson and John Watson. Not long after his election to Fellow he appears to have retired from professional life, ceasing to 'take an active part in business matters' and having been 'in indifferent health for some time' died in St Andrews on 16 September 1912. He was buried at Merchiston Cemetery on 19 September, leaving moveable estate of 30,4056. The year before this Mitchell had retired to The Pleasance, the house had built for himself at Gullane where he spent his retirement gardening and playing golf. He had sold his practice to Ernest Arthur Auldjo Jamieson in 1909 or 1910. Jamieson continued in partnership with James Alexander Arnott until 1936 when Jamieson was forced to retire through ill-health.

Sydney Mitchell never married. He died at Gullane on 13 October 1930, leaving moveable estate of 48,474 11s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18861887 
Item 2 of 213, Young Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1887After 1910NB Practice name still maintained by Jamieson & Arnott until 1931 in parallel with their own.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 19George Wilsonc. 1887c. 1908Partner 
Item 2 of 19Arthur George Sydney Mitchellc. 18871909 or 1910Partner 
Item 3 of 19Charles Henry Greig1889c. 1893Apprentice 
Item 4 of 19James Brown Nicol18901891Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 19John Murray1892May 1899Assistant 
Item 6 of 19John Alexander CarfraeJune 1892January 1893Assistant 
Item 7 of 19Charles Henry Greigc. 18931894 or 1895Improver 
Item 8 of 19James Grieve18951901Apprentice 
Item 9 of 19John Galt Mitchell1897 or 18981900Assistant 
Item 10 of 19G Murray Wilson18981899Assistant 
Item 11 of 19Alexander Hay Lamont31 December 189810 November 1900Assistant 
Item 12 of 19James Gillespie19011903Assistant 
Item 13 of 19(Sir) Frank Charles MearsAfter 1903Before 1907Assistant 
Item 14 of 19Alexander Wood Graham-Brownc. 1903c. 1908Apprentice 
Item 15 of 19Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo JamiesonBefore 19061909 or 1910Assistant 
Item 16 of 19James Alexander Arnott1909 or 1910 PartnerE A O Jamieson took over the business from Sydney Mitchell in 1909 or 1910; effective partner after that date, occasionally using the old firm name of Sydney Mitchell & Wilson despite continuing his own partnership of Jamieson & Arnott
Item 17 of 19Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson1909 or 1910 PartnerTook over the business from Sydney Mitchell in 1909 or 1910; effective partner after that date, occasionally using the old firm name of Sydney Mitchell & Wilson despite continuing his own partnership of Jamieson & Arnott
Item 18 of 19Henry W LiddleAfter 1910 Assistant 
Item 19 of 19Samuel DavidsonMay 1911March 1913Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 229 Tenements and Shops, GalashielsGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 2291880sAberlour HouseAberlour BanffshireScotlandLodge and alterations to main house
Item 3 of 2291880sAberlour House, stablesAberlour BanffshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 4 of 2291880sHouse at Bridge of CallyBridge of Cally PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 22918872 Belford Park  EdinburghScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 6 of 2291887Buildings for Slater, Morningside RoadMorningside EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 2291887Church at BothkennarBothkennar StirlingshireScotlandMajor alterations and additions
Item 8 of 2291887Commercial Bank of Scotland, Glasgow Branch  GlasgowScotlandExtension - begun before Wilson was taken into partnership
Item 9 of 2291887Commercial Bank, CuparCupar FifeScotlandRepairs and alterations
Item 10 of 2291887Commercial Bank, SelkirkSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 2291887Commercial Bank, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandBegun before Wilson was taken into partnership
Item 12 of 2291887Edinburgh University Quadrangle, Fountain  EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 2291887House for Mrs StewartGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 14 of 2291887Montrose AsylumHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandAddition of new hospital block to south-west - won in competition (begun before Wilson was taken into partnership)
Item 15 of 2291887Scone Free ChurchScone PerthshireScotlandBegun before Wilson was taken into partnership
Item 16 of 2291887St Stephen's Church  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations
Item 17 of 2291887The Muckle CrossElgin MorayshireScotlandBegun before Wilson was taken into partnership
Item 18 of 2291887University of Edinburgh Students' Union  EdinburghScotland 
Item 19 of 229September 1887Commercial Bank, Aberdeen  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 229c. 1887Commercial Bank, WishawWishaw LanarkshireScotlandBegun before Wilson was taken into partnership
Item 21 of 22918886 Salisbury Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 2291888Bonaly TowerColinton EdinburghScotlandAddition of library wing
Item 23 of 2291888Commercial BankOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 24 of 2291888Commercial Bank, St Enoch Square  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 2291888CraighouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandAsylum buildings including New Craighouse, East and West Hospital Blocks, Queen's Craig, South Craig and Bevan House
Item 26 of 2291888Dean Free ChurchDean EdinburghScotland 
Item 27 of 2291888Enoch Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 2291888Fort William Free ChurchFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 29 of 2291888Harrison Arch Memorial, Blackford Observatory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 2291888Kinblethmont HouseArbroath (near) AngusScotlandInternal reconstruction after a fire
Item 31 of 2291888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design (by invitation) - not successful
Item 32 of 2291888Naughton House  FifeScotlandProposed remodelling, not executed
Item 33 of 229c. 1888Catrine House  AyrshireScotland 
Item 34 of 229c. 1888House for Miss HoustonGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 35 of 2291889Balruddery House  AngusScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 36 of 2291889Ben Nevis Low Level Meteorological ObservatoryFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 37 of 2291889Commercial Bank of Scotland, ComrieComrie PerthshireScotlandNew building on old site
Item 38 of 2291889Corstorphine Hill House, Gardener's HouseCorstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 39 of 2291889Crichton Royal Institution, Crichton Memorial ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlso alternative tower design for organ
Item 40 of 2291889Free ChurchHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 2291889Laurel BankElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 42 of 2291889Leithen LodgeInnerleithen PeeblesshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 43 of 2291889St Andrew's Episcopal ChurchSt Andrews FifeScotlandOak pulpit (executed by John S Gibson, Edinburgh)
Item 44 of 2291889Tenements, Maxwell StreetDalry? Edinburgh?Scotland 
Item 45 of 229c. 1889Arbirlot ChurchArbirlot AngusScotlandReconstruction
Item 46 of 229c. 1889Eigg Old Manse and walled garden EiggInverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 47 of 229c. 1889Tenement, Duff StreetDalry EdinburghScotland 
Item 48 of 2291890Bonkyl Lodge, Gardener's LodgeDuns BerwickshireScotland 
Item 49 of 2291890Duntreath CastleStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 50 of 2291890Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Nurses' Home  EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 2291890Haddington District Asylum, ancillary building and North LodgeHaddington East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 52 of 2291890Memorial to Late Provost SwanKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 53 of 2291890Parson's Green Free church and hallWillowbrae EdinburghScotland 
Item 54 of 2291890Riddle's Court and Close, 322-328 Lawnmarket and 5-6 Victoria Terrace  EdinburghScotlandAlterations?
Item 55 of 2291890Tenements at HaymarketHaymarket EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 2291890The HirselColdstream BerwickshireScotlandLaundry and offices
Item 57 of 229c. 1890Barnbougle CastleDalmeny Park West LothianScotlandProposed reconstruction as a near replica of Linlithgow Palace
Item 58 of 229c. 1890Bonkyl LodgePreston BerwickshireScotlandGatelodge
Item 59 of 229c. 1890Crichton Royal Institution, farm buildingsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 60 of 229c. 1890House for Dr PaulinMachrihanish ArgyllScotland 
Item 61 of 229c. 1890Houses at Ramsay Lane  EdinburghScotland 
Item 62 of 229c. 1890Inverleith Park East Gate  EdinburghScotland 
Item 63 of 229c. 1890Lodge at GullaneGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 64 of 229c. 1890Lossit HouseMachrihanish ArgyllScotlandLarge addition
Item 65 of 22918911, 2 Grosvenor Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 66 of 2291891Barclay ChurchBruntsfield EdinburghScotlandChurch halls
Item 67 of 2291891Coates Hall, Lodge  EdinburghScotland 
Item 68 of 2291891Commercial Bank of Scotland, Greenside Place Branch  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 69 of 2291891Dean Free ChurchDean EdinburghScotlandConverted to studio
Item 70 of 2291891Free Church Offices and Savings Bank  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions - including details of James' Court
Item 71 of 2291891Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandHall
Item 72 of 2291891Hill HouseNorth Queensferry FifeScotland 
Item 73 of 2291891Parish ChurchOban? Argyll?ScotlandEnlargement
Item 74 of 2291891UF Church manseGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 75 of 229c. 1891Commercial Bank and Bank houseLybster CaithnessScotland 
Item 76 of 2291892Coates Hall  EdinburghScotlandConversion to Theological College, chapel and other alterations. Gate house.
Item 77 of 2291892Dunfermline Cottage HospitalDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 78 of 2291892Greenfield HouseAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 79 of 2291892Hailes House  EdinburghScotlandAttic conversion
Item 80 of 2291892Masson Hall  EdinburghScotland 
Item 81 of 2291892Pilrig Free Church halls  EdinburghScotland 
Item 82 of 2291892Valkenberg Asylum  Cape TownSouth Africa 
Item 83 of 229c. 18927 Ainslie Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 84 of 229c. 1892Mortonhall Golf Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 85 of 229c. 1892Sauchieburn HouseStirling StirlingshireScotlandDairy and major work on house
Item 86 of 229189311-12 Ramsay Garden, University Hall  EdinburghScotlandBuilding to incorporate Ramsay Lodge
Item 87 of 2291893Hawes InnSouth Queensferry West LothianScotlandEastern addition and interior alterations
Item 88 of 2291893House at PenicuikPenicuik MidlothianScotland 
Item 89 of 2291893Ramsay Lodge  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and work on gardens
Item 90 of 2291893St Mary's Church and churchyardLeith EdinburghScotlandFurnishings
Item 91 of 2291893Trinity College Glenalmond, Infectious Diseases WingGlenalmond PerthshireScotland 
Item 92 of 2291893WoodhallCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 93 of 229July 1893Bonnybridge ChurchBonnybridge StirlingshireScotlandAlterations to windows and roof structure - perhaps also decoration
Item 94 of 22918941-3 Ramsay Garden  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding and extension
Item 95 of 229189411-12 Ramsay Garden, University Hall  EdinburghScotlandEast extension
Item 96 of 2291894Ardblair Castle  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 97 of 2291894East GribbonNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 98 of 2291894House for R C Brebner (Bremner?)  EdinburghScotland 
Item 99 of 2291894Kinghorn Parish ChurchKinghorn FifeScotlandRebuilding
Item 100 of 2291894Lowther TerraceKelvinside GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 101 of 2291894Parson's Green UF Church Manse  EdinburghScotland 
Item 102 of 2291894Rosebery House  MidlothianScotlandRemodelling
Item 103 of 2291894South Queensferry Tolbooth, Rosebery Memorial HallSouth Queensferry West LothianScotland 
Item 104 of 2291895(?)Crichton Royal Institution, laundry annexe for female pauper patientsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 105 of 2291895Double Villa for Mr Millar, Hermitage Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 106 of 2291895Kyle of Lochalsh Commercial BankKyle of Lochalsh Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 107 of 2291895Luffness Golf ClubhouseLuffness East LothianScotland 
Item 108 of 2291895Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandMale hospital block added
Item 109 of 2291895Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandFemale hospital block added; dining and recreation hall extended
Item 110 of 2291895St Giles Cathedral, Archibald Marquess of Argyle Monument  EdinburghScotland 
Item 111 of 2291895Yester HouseGifford East LothianScotlandAlterations to house and garden
Item 112 of 2291896Barclay ChurchBruntsfield EdinburghScotlandOrgan case
Item 113 of 2291896City PoorhouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 114 of 2291896Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Laundry  EdinburghScotland 
Item 115 of 2291896Fauhope for Surgeon Major General LithgowGattonside RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 116 of 2291896House for Mrs BarclayNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 117 of 2291896Milton Lodge and stablesNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 118 of 2291896Ormiston HallKirknewton MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 119 of 2291896Scottish Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 120 of 229c. 18964 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 121 of 229189718 Corrennie Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 122 of 2291897ArdmulchanNavan (near) County MeathEire 
Item 123 of 2291897Craigmillar Park Free ChurchCraigmillar EdinburghScotland 
Item 124 of 2291897Crichton Royal Institution, administration blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations to clerk of works' house
Item 125 of 2291897Crichton Royal Institution, Dudgeon HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 126 of 2291897Crichton Royal Institution, LaundryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 127 of 2291897Crichton Royal Institution, male hospital, stable blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 128 of 2291897Crichton Royal Institution, stable blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 129 of 2291897Dunfermline Cottage HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandAdditions and alterations (Moray wing?)
Item 130 of 2291897Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Diamond Jubilee Pavilion  EdinburghScotland 
Item 131 of 2291897Keith HallInverurie AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations - drawings dated. May not have executed these proposals - alterations may be by Garvie. No drawings by Mitchell of alterations to main elevation
Item 132 of 2291897Place of Tillyfour  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and additions - especially to interior
Item 133 of 2291897St John's ChurchPort EllenIslayArgyllScotland 
Item 134 of 2291897St Mary's Church  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 135 of 2291897St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral  EdinburghScotlandSeating proposals
Item 136 of 229c. 1897Crichton Royal Institution, Browne HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 137 of 2291898Bristo EU Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 138 of 2291898Commercial Bank of Scotland, North Bridge Branch  EdinburghScotland 
Item 139 of 2291898Commercial Bank, North BerwickNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 140 of 2291898Crichton Royal Institution, block for disturbed, violent and pauper lunaticsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 141 of 2291898Crichton Royal Institution, day accommodation for patients sleeping at farmDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 142 of 2291898Eckford Parish ChurchMorebattle RoxburghshireScotlandRestoration and reordering
Item 143 of 2291898Glenborrodale Castle, stables and lodgeArdnamurchan ArgyllScotland 
Item 144 of 2291898Lodge, Shiel BridgeAcharacle / Aharcle Argyll/Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 145 of 2291898Machrihanish HotelMachrihanish ArgyllScotland 
Item 146 of 2291898McCheyne Memorial Church  DundeeScotlandExtended church by one bay to S
Item 147 of 2291898National Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 148 of 2291898Veitch Memorial FountainPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 149 of 229c. 1898Glenkindie  AberdeenshireScotlandNew main block
Item 150 of 2291899Commercial Bank and Caledonian United Services Club Building (Mather's Bar part of scheme))  EdinburghScotlandWork included Mather's Bar
Item 151 of 2291899Crichton Royal Institution, main buildingsDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 152 of 2291899Crichton Royal Institution, male pauper infirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 153 of 2291899Crichton Royal Institution, male pauper infirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 154 of 2291899Free High Church and Free Church College  EdinburghScotlandRainy Hall and other additions
Item 155 of 2291899Laurel BankElgin MorayshireScotlandPossible further work
Item 156 of 229c. 1899Signet Library  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions - Upper Hall
Item 157 of 2291900Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Ear Nose and Throat and Optical Pavilions  EdinburghScotland 
Item 158 of 2291900Free Church and hallMerchiston EdinburghScotland 
Item 159 of 2291900Glasgow Royal Infirmary  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 160 of 2291900House of Schivas  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration from ruins
Item 161 of 2291900InglewoodAlloa ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 162 of 229Before 1900Elder Memorial Free ChurchLeith EdinburghScotland 
Item 163 of 229Before 1900(?)Shieldbridge HouseArdnamurchan ArgyllScotland 
Item 164 of 229c. 190022 Belgrave CrescentDean EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 165 of 229c. 190075 Morrison Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 166 of 229c. 1900Braehead HouseCramond EdinburghScotlandAddition of wing
Item 167 of 229c. 1900(?)McLaren MonumentDalmally ArgyllScotland 
Item 168 of 229c. 1900Tenements, Warrender Park Crescent  EdinburghScotlandProposed tenements showing alternative schemes
Item 169 of 22919011-2 Bowmont Terrace, Queen's RoadDunbar East LothianScotlandAlterations to no 2
Item 170 of 2291901115 George Street  EdinburghScotlandProposed new lavatory
Item 171 of 229190123 Magdala Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 172 of 22919013 Drumsheugh Gardens  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations
Item 173 of 2291901Montrose AsylumHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandAdditions
Item 174 of 2291901Three cottagesMelrose RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 175 of 229After 1901National Bank  AberdeenScotland 
Item 176 of 229c. 19019 Charlotte Square  EdinburghScotlandInterior alterations
Item 177 of 2291902Alloa West UP ChurchAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAddition of transepts and sanctuary, demolition of spire and new top to tower
Item 178 of 2291902Drumearn  EdinburghScotland 
Item 179 of 2291902London Road UP Church and church hall and officesCalton EdinburghScotlandChurch enlarged and church hall extended to east and west
Item 180 of 2291902Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandFurther work on male hospital
Item 181 of 2291902Ramsay HallPort EllenIslayArgyllScotland 
Item 182 of 2291902Scottish Life Offices  AberdeenScotland 
Item 183 of 2291902Southfield HouseLiberton EdinburghScotlandAlterations and addtions for conversion to sanatorium
Item 184 of 2291902The PleasanceGullane East LothianScotlandDates given in Valuation Rolls are slightly earlier - 1898 or 1899
Item 185 of 229c. 1902Church and church hall, Orwell Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 186 of 229c. 1902House of CromarTarland AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 187 of 2291903County Isolation Hospital, AngraflatNew Kelso Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 188 of 2291903Craigleith House  EdinburghScotlandNew Pavilions (20 beds)
Item 189 of 2291903Free Church and hallMerchiston EdinburghScotlandChancel
Item 190 of 2291903Melrose District AsylumMelrose RoxburghshireScotlandExtensions, piggeries, etc.
Item 191 of 2291903Mortonhall Golf Club  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 192 of 2291903St Ann's HouseNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 193 of 22919049 Lowther TerraceKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 194 of 2291904Belhaven HospitalDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 195 of 2291904Chirnside Parish ChurchChirnside BerwickshireScotlandExtensive restoration and alterations
Item 196 of 2291904Dunfermline Cottage HospitalDunfermline FifeScotlandNew wing (Lauder wing)
Item 197 of 2291904Montrose Asylum, North Esk VillaHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandSydney Mitchell responsible
Item 198 of 2291904Parson's Green Free church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 199 of 229c. 1904Cockenzie UF ChurchCockenzie East LothianScotland 
Item 200 of 229c. 1905Crichton Royal Institution, new blockDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 201 of 229c. 1905Reform Co-operative Society premisesLeven FifeScotland 
Item 202 of 2291906Arngask UF ChurchGlenfarg PerthshireScotland 
Item 203 of 2291906Commercial BankDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 204 of 2291906Craigleith House  EdinburghScotlandMajor alterations and additions including gateway, east lodge and administration block
Item 205 of 2291906Crichton Royal Institution, closed wardsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 206 of 2291906Crichton Royal Institution, closed wardsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 207 of 2291906Kelso Cottage HospitalKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 208 of 2291906St Cuthbert's Parish ChurchColinton EdinburghScotlandRebuilding - with Jamieson as assistant
Item 209 of 229c. 190610 Abbotsford Park  EdinburghScotlandMay have been responsible for design or early alterations
Item 210 of 2291907Alvie Lodge kennelsKincraig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 211 of 2291907Free High Church and Free Church College  EdinburghScotlandHeraldic shields in Rainy Hall
Item 212 of 2291908Commercial Bank, GrangemouthGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 213 of 2291908Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandExtensive alterations to form church
Item 214 of 2291908St Bride's Chapel of EaseDalry EdinburghScotland 
Item 215 of 229c. 1908United Free Church Offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 216 of 2291909Dun AluinnAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 217 of 2291910Chirnside Parish Churchyard, memorial gate to second Lord TweedmouthChirnside BerwickshireScotland 
Item 218 of 2291910Crichton Royal Institution, hospital for menDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 219 of 2291910Crichton Royal Institution, male convalescent wardDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 220 of 2291910Woodthorpe, House, Cottage and Laundry  EdinburghScotlandAdditions at rear
Item 221 of 229c. 1910Blencathra County Sanatorium  CumberlandEnglandNew wing
Item 222 of 229c. 1910(?)Milton Lodge and stablesNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 223 of 2291911Crichton Royal Institution, male observation villaDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 224 of 2291911Crichton Royal Institution, women's observation villaDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 225 of 2291911LennoxloveLennoxlove East LothianScotlandAlterations, including work on outhouses, including coachhouse etc
Item 226 of 229c. 1911Commercial Bank, DalkeithDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 227 of 229c. 1912Royal Victoria Hospital Farm ColonyPolton MidlothianScotland 
Item 228 of 2291914Greenfield HouseAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAlterations (Jamieson and Arnott still trading as Sydney Mitchell & Wilson)
Item 229 of 229c. 1925Busby Glen Park, gates and gatepiers and gates to lodge houseBusby LanarkshireScotlandPlaque gives designers as Sydney Mitchell & Wilson, , but this must signify that Jamieson & Arnott carried out the work under practice's earlier name


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3McDowell, Dawn Caswell Scottish Assets: the commercial architecture of A G Sydney Mitchell Architectural Heritage, pp45-66 
Item 2 of 3Pike Edinburgh and the Lothians at the turn of the 20th century   
Item 3 of 3Weir, John D Sydney Mitchell & Wilson Unpublished typescript held in NMRS library 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder20 September 1912  Obituary of Wilson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSAlbum of newscuttings on the work of Alexander Brown of Brown and Watt Personal information from J Percival Agnew