Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Mitchell, Robert

1214249Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 38 — Mitchell, Robert1894Bertha Porter

MITCHELL, ROBERT (fl. 1800), architect, resided in London, first in Upper Marylebone Street, and afterwards in Newman Street. In the Royal Academy Exhibitions of 1782 and 1798 he exhibited .designs for ecclesiastical edifices. He designed Silwood Park, near Staines (drawing of west front in Royal Academy Exhibition, 1796, and of staircase 1797, view in Neale, Seats, i. 1818); Heath Lane Lodge, Twickenham; Cottisbroke Hall, Northamptonshire (view in Bridges, Northamptonshire (Whalley), i. 554); Moore Place, near Hertford; Preston Hall, Midlothian (elevation in Royal Academy Exhibition, 1794); and, 1793-4, the Rotunda, Leicester Square, for Robert Barker (1737–1806) [q. v.], who exhibited there his panoramas. The building is now the Roman catholic school of Notre Dame de France.

He published: 'Plans and Views in Perspective, with Descriptions of Buildings erected in England and Scotland; and also an Essay to elucidate the Grecian, Roman, and Gothic Architecture, accompanied with Designs,' London, 1801, in English and French. The work contains views of the buildings mentioned above.

[Dict. of Architecture; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Royal Academy Catalogues; Gent. Mag. 1801, pp. 639-41.]

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