Sydney Mitchell Architect, Scotland

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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
Dean Village
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Well Court

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: –
Ramsay Gardens Edinburgh
photograph © Adrian Welch
Ramsay Gardens

Red Home building, former Royal Infirmary site, Lauriston, Edinburgh
Date built: –
Quartermile

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Sydney Mitchell – Practice Information

Sydney Mitchell Architect – Education
Edinburgh University

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.

Scottish Architect

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.
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