Sydney Mitchell Architect, Practice, Building Projects, Scotland, Designs, Scottish Works
Sydney Mitchell Architect
Scottish Architecture Practice, UK: Historic Architecture Practice based in Scotland
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Sydney Mitchell Architect – Key Projects
Key Buildings by Sydney Mitchell, (1856-1930), all in Scotland
Well Court, Dean Village, Edinburgh
Dates built: 1883-86
aerial image © webbaviation
3 Rothesay Terrace – alterations: John R Findlay’s house, Dean Village, Edinburgh
Date built: –
Mercat Cross – restoration, off Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh
Date built: 1885
Ramsay Gardens – phase 2, off Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh
Date built: –
photograph © Adrian Welch
Red Home building, former Royal Infirmary site, Lauriston, Edinburgh
Date built: –
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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Sydney Mitchell Practice Information
Sydney Mitchell Architect – Education
He started work for respected Edinburgh architect Robert Rowand Anderson in 1878
Sydney set up practice in 1883. He based his office in Edinburgh New Town at 122 George Street.
Mitchell was born in Larbert, Stirlingshire; he died in St Andrews, Fife.
He is buried at Merchiston Cemetery.
Key client: John R Findlay, proprietor of The Scotsman newspaper.
In 1885, Mitchell was engaged to restore Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross. This led to a commission to recreate several of Edinburgh’s demolished medieval buildings, including the Netherbow, as part of the Edinburgh Exhibition of 1886. He continued to draw on the Scots Renaissance style, which he had employed at Well Court, in such projects as Duntreath Castle (1890).
In 1900 his office was at 13 Young Street in Edinburgh’s New Town and he was living slightly to the north, in a Georgian building at 34 Drummond Place.
George Wilson retired in 1907, and he sold the architecture practice around 1910.
Sydney retired to Gullane, East Lothian, where he died unmarried in 1930. He was buried in the family plot at Rosebank Cemetery in Edinburgh. The grave lies on the north-facing retaining wall in the centre of the cemetery.
Architecture in Scotland
Contemporary Architecture in Scotland – architectural selection below:
Literature House for Scotland, John Knox House, Edinburgh
Winning Architects: Witherford Watson Mann ; Groves-Raines Architects Studios ; Studio MB
photograph © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
Literature House for Scotland
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has selected Stirling Prize winning architectural firm Witherford Watson Mann to lead the next phase of development at the Literature House in Edinburgh. They will be working in partnership with Groves-Raines Architects Studios and Edinburgh-based Studio MB.
Upper Parkbrae House, Oyne, Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland
Design: Brown & Brown Architects
photograph © Nigel Rigden
Upper Parkbrae House, Aberdeenshire
This contemporary Scottish property design is comprised of a timber and glass box, which is cantilevered above the landscape, and sited on a stone wall which runs both inside and outside of the building.
Scottish Architecture : best Scottish Buildings of the last three decades
Buildings / photos for the Sydney Mitchell Architect page welcome