Topics > People in History > Charles Mitchell (1820 - 1895)

Charles Mitchell (1820 - 1895)


Charles Mitchell (1820-1895) founded major shipbuilding yards on the River Tyne: Charles Mitchell and Co‎, and later Armstrong, Mitchell and Co, Shipbuilders. He studied at Aberdeen University and then undertook an engineering apprenticeship in London. Then, in 1842, he became a ship designer for John Coutts' shipyard in Newcastle. Ten years later, in 1852, he established his own shipbuilding business at the Low Walker yard on the Tyne. Ships built there included  Hooper, which was the first ship designed specifically to lay trans-Atlantic cable, was launched for Hooper's Telegraph Works in 1873. Mitchell and Co. joined in partnership with William Armstrong's shipyard to form Armstrong Mitchell in 1882. Mitchell also set-up shipyads for Russia, who later awarded him with the Imperial Order of St Stanislaus - this is seen in the coat of arms over the door of his home Jesmond Towers, where he lived with his wife Ann, who was originally from Walker. He funded the building of a hospital in Low Walker. In 1887 Mitchell commissioned the art nouveau St George's Church in Jesmond. He was also a major benefactor of Aberdeen University, where the Mitchell Tower (1895) and Mitchell Hall are named after him.

People in History Armstrong, Mitchell and Co Jesmond Towers Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900) St George's Church Ship Building
from http://www.mcjazz.f2s.com/T...
Dr Charles Mitchell 1820~1895
- Image from: Aberdeen’s Links With Tyneside Shipbuilding, The Doric Columns. (copyright of image expired as photographer died over 70 years ago). "....Mitchell’s own yard was set up in ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
Armstrong, Mitchell and Co
  Co-Curate Page
Armstrong, Mitchell and Co
- Armstrong, Mitchell and Co was formed on 14th November 1882, by the merger of W. G. Armstrong and Co (Elswick)  with Charles Mitchell (Tyneside shipbuilders). The company launched with a capital of ...
Jesmond Towers
  Co-Curate Page
Jesmond Towers
- Overview Map Jesmond Towers is a Gothic-style mansion house located to the north of Bemersyde Drive in Jesmond. It was built in the early 19th century with additions in 1817 ...
St George's Church
  Co-Curate Page
St George's Church
- History Map The Church of St George, off Osborne Road in Jesmond is a Grade 1 listed building. The church was designed by designed by Thomas Ralph Spence and its 154 ft ...
from https://artuk.org/discover/...
Dr Charles Mitchell (1820–1895)
- Photo credit: University of Aberdeen c/o Art UK. photo of oil painting. Image available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licence (CC BY-NC-SA).

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from https://www.gracesguide.co....
Charles Mitchell
- "Charles Mitchell (1820-1895) of Charles Mitchell and Co‎ and Armstrong, Mitchell and Co, Shipbuilders He was an Aberdonian who founded major shipbuilding yards on the Tyne. He became a public ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900)
  Co-Curate Page
Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900)
- Overview About William Armstrong William George Armstrong was born on 26th November 1810, in Shieldfield, Newcastle. He became a prominent engineer and industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth company, producing armaments which ...
from https://twsitelines.info/SM...
Tyne and Wear HER(5015): Byker, Charles Mitchell & Company, Low Walker Yard
- "In 1852, Charles Mitchell, from Aberdeen, set up a shipbuilding yard next to Coutts’ shipyard at Low Walker on the River Tyne. The first vessel launched from the yard was ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from http://www.tynebuiltships.c...
Shipbuilder: Charles Mitchell & Co, Low Walker (1853 - 1882)
- Deails of the shipyard and vessels built there.

Added by
Simon Cotterill

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.



ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES