Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis Charles Eden
Designation: Architect
Born: 1864
Died: 15 July 1944
Bio Notes: Francis Charles Eden was born in 1864, the son of a barrister Frederic Morton Eden, legal agent of the Duke of Buccleuch and Fellow of All Souls' and was brought up at Broughton House where his father occupied a wing. Eden was educated at Wellington and Keble College, Oxford and articled to Bodley and Garner. In 1902 Eden formed a partnership with Percy Benjamin French Freeman who had been in practice since 1885, and Victor Tylston Hodgson, born 1875 at Welcombe Harpenden, who had been educated at Harrow and was briefly articled to Charles Trubshaw before transferring to Alfred Waterhouse and Son 1895-98, where he remained as assistant 1898-1900. Prior to the partnership with Freeman and Eden he had been in the office of Dauber and Whitwell, 1900-1901. Freeman subsequently withdrew to form a partnership with Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy as Freeman and Ogilvy.

Eden died on 15 July 1944.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Bedford Square, London, EnglandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 43, Staple Inn, London, EnglandBusiness1892 *  
Item 3 of 46, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusiness1913 *  
Item 4 of 4Ramsbury, Wiltshire, EnglandPrivatec. 1938  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Bodley & Garner  Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Freeman, Eden & Hodgson1902 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 11911St Adamnan's Episcopal ChurchDuror ArgyllScotlandAddition of chancel and decoration of interior


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914  Wrongly calls him Frederick
Item 2 of 2Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 August 1944  Obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalNovember 1944 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp25 Obituary (gives about 6 of his main jobs)