Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Methven Mitchell
Born: 1887 or 1888
Bio Notes: John Methven Mitchell, who was described as being of the County Buildings, Cupar and was responsible for an unidentified school in Kirkcaldy which was about to be built in 1933, should not be confused with James Meldrium Mitchell (see separate entry), who was working for William Baillie in Glasgow at this time.

In fact John Methven Mitchell was probably not an architect. He is described in the death register as a retired county clerk. He was born in 1887 or 1888, the son of John Mitchell, journalist, and his wife Jessie Young Low. At the time of his death on 32 January 1959 he was living in St Andrews. He was survived by his wife Ruth Ina Patrick.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Cloverlea, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandPrivate 1959 
Item 2 of 2County Buildings, Cupar, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1933 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Fife County Architect's Department1933(?) *  Probably in this office at this time, judging by address
Item 2 of 2George Sandilands1933(?) *  Probably working under Sandilands in Fife County Architect's Office at this time, judging by address

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 11933SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this . 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.