CARDEN, Andrew

1910 - 1996

Andrew Carden, was born on 4 August 1910, son of Lt Col John Carden (1870-1915) and his wife Susan Ellen née Wake, who married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1905. Educated at Stowe School, Buckingham and in 1934, graduated with an Architects' Association Diploma and in 1935 registered as an Associate of the Royal institute of British Architects. After the Second World War, when he gained the rank of Major in the Royal Engineers, a founding partner in architects Carden & Godfrey who designed Westminster School, Ashridge College, Worcester College, and Fishbourne Roman Palace. He married, firstly on 19 June 1937, Katherine Hugo Cross and secondly on 18 April 1973, Elizabeth Knapman, daughter of John Knapman and in 1976 they were living at Crodon's Barn, Woodham Mortimer, Essex. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and exhibited at the Chelmer Art Club in April 1946 an oil of an Indian lady in a sahri and was also a Friend at the Ipswich Art Club, exhibiting from 18 Marine Parade, Dovercourt, Essex in 1990, two paintings, a portrait 'Young Girl' and 'Corner of Greenhouse'. Carden was co-author of 'World Architecture' (1964). He died at Dovercourt on 4 July 1996, leaving two sons by his first wife, Vanessa Hugo Carden (born 16 November 1946) and Andrew Murray Hugo Carden (born 2 March 1948).