Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941)  
    1  Executed Buildings  
    2  Unexecuted Projects
    3  Furniture, Clocks
    4  Wallpaper, Textiles, Carpets, Bookplates
    5  Metalwork, Lighting, Fireplace
    6  Biography
    7  Bibliography
    8  British Architects and Designers in Voysey's Time
    9  Art Nouveau (late 1880s to 1910s)
  10  Modernist Architecture (1920s to 1930s)
        The Royal Institute of British Architects (533 items)
        Victoria & Albert Museum
        Voysey Society

1. Executed Buildings

Chronological list of buildings, parts of buildings, monuments & memorials.


Please click on the textual links or images to see more photographs, drawings and descriptions.



of design

 Project / Place / Client / Notes


Photographs / Drawings / Links (RIBA)


 Literature / References


 Station Road,
 Bishop's Itchington, near

 For Sir Michael H. Lakin.

 New wing added 1900 by Voysey.
 A new porch has been added 
 to the side of the Cottage.





 The British Architect,
XXX, 1888, p. 407;
XL, 1893, p. 292
 (perspective sketch
  by T. Raffles Davison).

 The Studio,
IV, 1894, p. 34.

 Country Life
 III, 1898, pp. 196-197
 (designs with and
  without half-timbering).

  1890  New wing to THE CLIFF,
 102 Coventry Road, Warwick.

 For Sir Michael H. Lakin.



 The British Architect,
 XXXIII, 1890, p. 296.

 Also known as Bannut Tree House,
 now known as Bannut Farm House.

 Castlemorton, Malvern,

 For R.H. Cazelet.

 Alterations and
 garden laid out 1894.




 The British Architect,
XXXIV, 1890, pp. 208 & 302;
 XLVI, 1894, pp. 417, 420;
 XLIV, 1895, p. 419.

 The American Architect
 & Building News,
XXX, 1890, p. 75, pl. 775.

 Academy Architecture,
II, 1895, pp.10 & 143.

 The Studio, XI, 1897,
 pp. 17 & 22.

 Country Life,
28th October 1899.

 The Architect,
LXXVI, 1906, p. 404.

  1890-91  14 SOUTH PARADE.
 Bedford Park, London.

 For J. W. Forster.

 New wing to the left
 by Voysey in 1894.






 The British Architect,
XXXVI, Sept.1891,

 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
IV, 1896, p.68.

 The Studio,
XI, 1897, pp.20 & 25.

 Architectural Association 
, LXXII, 1957,

 David Gebhard, Charles F. A. 
 Voysey Architect
, p.22.

 Budworth, D., '14 South Parade:
 the addition and the client',
(no.2, 2013), pp.63-65.

 Butlin, G., 'C.F.A. Voysey’s
 tower house on South Parade',
 Bedford Park journal
 (Autumn/Winter 2021), pp.14-15.

  Prof. Ian Hamerton,
 in The Orchard, Number Ten,  
 Autumn 2021, pp.11-12.


  1891  STUDIO.

 17 St Dunstan's Road, London.

 For W.E.F. Britten.

 The house has been 
 extended at the back.






 The British Architect,
 27th May 1892.

 Stuart Durant, C F A Voysey,
London 1992, p. 30.

 Prof. Ian Hamerton,
 in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021,

  1891  14 & 16 HANS ROAD
Knightsbridge, London.

 For Archibold Grove.

 According to Wendy Hitchmough
 Voysey designed a terrace of three houses,
 12, 14, and 16 Hans Road, but a dispute 
 with the client over fees led to
 A. H. Mackmurdo being commissioned to
 build number 12.

 According to Joanna Symonds
 an earlier, preliminary design, 
 published in The British Architect, 
1892, shows roughcast instead of
 the executed red brick.
 The interiors have been
 considerably altered.





 The British Architect,
XXXVII, 1892, p. 210;
 XLI, 1894, p. 96.
 The Studio,
I, 1893, p. 225;
                  XI, 1897, p. 23.
 The Builder,
LXXI, 1896, p. 229.
 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, p.255.
 The House,
IV, 1898-99, p. 163.
 Magazine of Art,
XXII, 1899,
 pp. 457-465.

 David Gebhard,

 Charles F. A. Voysey,
figs. 33-36.
 The Orchard
, Number Five 2016,
 pp. 25-44,
 Article by Richard Havelock.



 Upper Colwall, near Malvern,

 For J. W. Wilson.

 New stables 1903.
 Summer house 1904.
 Coachman's cottage 1908.
 Alterations and additions1907-24.



 The British Architect,
XLI, 1893, p. 454;
 XLII, 1894, pp. 5-6;
 XLIV, 1895, p. 120.

 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
IV, 1896, pp. 67-68.

 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, p. 246.

 The Studio,
XXI, 1901, p. 244.

 The Architect,
LXXVI, 1906, p. 404.

 T. Raffles Davison,
 Modern Homes,
 1909, pp. 20-21.

 Richard Havelock,
 The Orchard
, Number Seven
 2018, pp.51-62.

 Cottage and outbuildings at ALTON,

 For Mrs Mary Scott.


No drawings located.

  1894  LOWICKS.

 Sandy Lane, Tilford, near Frensham,

 For E. J. Horniman. 

  1898-1916 alterations
 and additions.
 1911 new summer house.




 The British Architect,
 XLII, 1894, p. 328.

 Builder's Journal & 
 Architectural Record,
1896, IV, p. 69.

 The Studio,
XI, 1897, p. 16, 18 & 23;
XXI, 1901, p. 246.

 The House,
IV, 1898-99, p. 162.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles. F. A. Voysey
 figs. 45-50.

  Jack Warshaw,
 Lowicks, Tilford, Surrey,
 in The Orchard, Number Nine,
 Autumn 2020, pp.102-103.



 Elmesthorpe, Hinckley,

 For the Earl of Lovelace.




   The British Architect,
XLV, 1896, p. 42.

 8 Platts Lane, London.

 For the Reverend Charles Voysey 
 (Voysey's father).

  1913 alterations and additions.

 The house has been devided
 into flats.







 The British Architect
 XLV, 1896, p. 148.

 The Studio, XI, 1897, p. 18;
                  XXI, 1901, p. 245.



 Studland Bay, Swanage, Dorset.

 For Alfred Sutro.

 1913 lodge and motor house
 for H. Cook.

 Originally a studiohouse.
 Altered in recent times.

 Photo by Nigel Rigde

Photo by Nigel Rigde


 The British Architect,
XLV, 1896, p. 42; 25th April

 Dekorative Kunst,
 I, 1898, p. 254.
 The Studio,

 XI, 1897, p. 21;
XXI, 1901, p.246.
Hermann Muthesius,
 Das englische Haus
, II,
 1904-05, p. 205.
 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das moderne Landhaus und
 seine innere Ausstattung,
 p. 146.

W. Shaw Sparrow (ed.),
 The Modern Home,
1906, p. 54.
 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 55.
 Prof. Ian Hamerton,
 in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021,



6 cottages at Elmesthorpe,

 For the Earl of Lovelace.

Originally thatched but rebuilt
 by Voysey with slate roofs
 after a fire in 1914.



 The British Architect,
XLVII, 1897, p. 24.

 The Studio,
XI, 1897, p. 19;
 XXXI, 1904, p. 133.
 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, p. 246.


 Also known as Merlshanger
 and Wancote.

 The Hog's Back, near Puttenham, 

 For Julian Russell Sturgis.

Additions and alterations by H. Baker,






 The Builder's Journal & 
 Architectural Record,
IV, 1896, p. 70;
 VI, 1897-98, p. 333;
 X, 1899-1900, pp. 48 & 56.

 Academy Architecture,
XII, 1897, p. 37.

 Architectural Review,
I, 1897, p. 327.

 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, pp. 245 & 250.

 The British Architect,
XLIX, 1898, p. 292.

IV, 1898-99, p. 162.

 The Builder,
LXXIX, 1900, p. 192.

 W. Shaw Sparrow,
 The British Home of Today,
1904, p. 6.

 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das moderne Landhaus,
1905, pl. 145.

 The Architect,
LXXVI, 1906, p. 404.
 Hermann Muthesius,

 Landhaus und Garten,
1907, p. 156.

 W. Shaw Sparrow,
 Our Homes and How to Make 
 the Best of Them,
1909, p. 100.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey, fig. 54.

 Richard Havelock,
"Recollections and reflections
 of an inveterate Voysey visitor,
 part 2",

 in The Orchard, Number Six,
 Autumn 2017, pp.64-81.


  1897  DIXCOT.

 8 North Drive,
 Tooting, Wandsworth

 Greater London.

 For Richard Walter Essex.

 The house was built by Walter Cave
 who modified Voysey's design in many 
 1916 alterations to study and billiard room.







The British Architect,
 1st July 1898.

 The Studio,
XVI, 1899, p. 162.

 The Builder's Journal
 & Architectural Record,
XI, 1900, p. 326.

 C. Holme (ed.),
 Modern British Domestic 
 Architecture and Decoration,




 Shackleford, Surrey.

 House & lodge
 for the Reverend Leighton Grane.

 1903 additions and
 alteration to house.
 Unexecuted designs for new
 stable buildings and cottage
 for J. G. Wainwright, 1903.





 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, p.243.

 The British Architect,
L, 1898, p.130;
 LII, 1899, pp.234-235.

 Architectural Review,
V, 1898, pl. III after p.240.

 The Studio,
XXI, 1901, pp. 242-243;
 XXXIV (or XXIV?), 1905,

 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das englische Haus,
III, 1904-05, p.175;
 Das moderne Landhaus,
1905, p. 148.

 The Builder,
 XCV, 1908, p.406.

 The Architect,
LXXVI, 1906, p. 404.

 J. Brandon-Jones,
 Architectural Association
LXXII, p.252.

 Ian Hamerton,
 'Development of the lodges
 on the Norney Grange Estate
 in Surrey',
 The Orchard, Number Five, 
 Autumn 2016, pp.16-24.

 Catherine Sidwell, 'Norney
 Grange on film and television',
 The Orchard, Number Ten, 
 Autumn 2021, pp.72-80.

 Richard Havelock, 'Norney  
 Grange, near Shackleford, Surrey,
 The Orchard, Number Ten, 
 Autumn 2021, pp.81-87.


  1897-98  THE HILL.

 Thorpe Mandeville,

 For J. C. E. Hope Brooke.



   The British Architect,
 XLIX, 1898, p. 346.

 Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
 VII, 1898, p. 396.

 The Builder,
LXXV, 1899, p. 349.

  1897  NEW PLACE.

 Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey.

 The house was known as 'Hurtmore' 
 until January 1900.

 For A. M. M. Stedman,
 later known as Sir Algernon Methuen.

 Additions and alterations1899 and 1901.
1899 designs for lodge, stables,
 gardener's cottage and
 1904 design for motor stables.




 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, p. 242;
 XI, 1902-03, p. 370.
 XIV, 1906, pp. 194-195.

 The Studio, XXI, 1901,
 pp. 242 & 243.

 House and Garden,
III, 1903, pp. 254-258.

 Architectural Review (Boston),
 XI, 1904, p. 12.
 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XX, 1904, p. 262.

 W. Shaw Sparrow (ed.),
 The Britisch home of today,
 1904, E21 (photograph of hall).
 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das englische Haus,
II, Berlin 1904-1905,
 pp. 113-114 & 124-125.
 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das moderne Landhaus,
 Berlin 1905, pp. 146-147.

 W. Shaw Sparrow,
 Our Homes and How to Make 
 the Best of Them,
1909, p. 238 (photograph of hall).

  1898  Additions to 16 CHALCOT GARDENS,
 Englands Lane, Hampstead, Camden,
 Greater London.

 For the artist Adolphus J. Whalley.

 Front and rear extensions added.


No drawings extant.

   Prof. Ian Hamerton, 'Small
 Houses of Artistic Pretensions', -
 C F A Voysey's studio designs for
 artistic clients
 in The Orchard
, Number Ten,
 Autumn 2021, pp.22-24. 

 Ghyll Head, near Cartmel Fell,
 Lake Windermere, Cumbria.


 For Arthur Currer Briggs.

 Broadleys is now the  
 Windermere Motor Boat Club.

 1899 design for a free-standing lodge.
 1900 design for stables.





 The British Architect,
LI, 1899, p. 256.

 The Studio,
XVI, 1899, p. 158;
 XXXI, 1904, p. 127.

 Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XVI, 1902-03, p. 389;
 XVII, 1903, p. 29.

 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das englische Haus,
I, 1904-05, pp. 159-164.

 The Architect,
LXXIX, 1908, p. 208.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
1975, figs. 72-75.

 David Cole,
 Broad Leys, Windermere
 - George H Pattinson
 archive Collection,
 in The Orchard
 Number Nine, Autumn 2020,

  1898  MOOR CRAG.

 Gillhead, near Cartmel Fell,
 Lake Windermere, Cumbria.

 For J. W. Buckley.

 1900 stables.
 The house has been
 divided into two.





 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XVI, 1903-04, pp.176-177&182.

 Architectural Review (Boston),
XI, 1904, p. 12,
 XIV, 1907, p. 248
 (photographs of exterior).

 The Studio,
XXXI, 1904, p. 128
 (photograph of exterior).

 The Studio Yearbook,
1907, p. 41.

 The Architect,
LXXVIII, 1907, p. 296
 (Photographs of exterior).

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
1975, fig. 76.

  1899  SPADE HOUSE.

 Radnor Cliff Crescent, Sandgate,
 Folkestone, Kent.

 For H. G. Wells. 

 Nearest bay addition and

 additional storey in 1903.

 Extensive alterations.






 The British Architect,
 LII, 1899, p. 292.

  1899  OAKHILL.

 54 Hill Grove Crescent,  
 Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

 For F. J. Mayers.






 Darby, J., ‘Discovering Oakhill’,
 The Orchard (no.2, 2013),

 Darby, J., ‘Oakhill discoveries’,
 The Orchard (no.4, 2015),


 Originally called
 Beaworthy Cottage Hospital.

 Halwill Junction, near Beaworthy,

 For Mrs M. L. Medley.

  Additions 1924.




 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
 XVII, 1903, p. 231.

 Alastair Dick-Cleland,
 Restoration of Winsford
 Cottage Hospital,
 in The Orchard
 Number Nine, Autumn 2020,



 15 Princes Way, Putney,

 For Cecil E. Fitch.

Extension was not designed by Voysey.

 The house and stables

 have been demolished.




 Architect & Building News,
CXCV, 1949, pp. 494-498
 (Correspondence between
  Voysey and Fitch).

  1899  THE ORCHARD.

 Shire Lane, Chorleywood,

 For C.F.A. and Mary Maria Voysey,
 Voysey's own house.

 Voysey left the Orchard in 1906. 
 1913 new bay windows 
 added to front of house (study)
 for the subsequent owner.




 Country Life,
VI, 1899, pp. 389-390.

 Architectural Review,
X, 1901, pp. 32-38.

 Charles Holme,
 Modern British Domestic 
 Architecture and Decoration,
1901, pp. 181-194.

 The Ideal House,
USA, January 1907, pp. 3-11.

 Addition of a new studio building.

 65 Hamilton Terrace,
 St John's Wood, London.

 For George Simonds (Sculptor).

According to Wendy Hitchmough,
 the main house has a small side
 extension, evidently designed by
 Voysey. The separate studio
 building is now converted to a
 house at 15 Hall Road.




 Park Keeper's Lodge at Bury Hill Park
 Oldbury, Birmingham.

 For J.W.Wilson.

 Extensively altered since Voysey's time.



   Christopher Pancheri,
 'Park Keeper's Cottage
 at Bury Hill Park',
 The Orchard, no.2,
 2013, pp.28-36.
  1900  OAKHURST.
 Now called
Ropes & Bollards.

 Ropes Lane, Fernhurst,

 For Mrs E. F. Chester.

 1919 extended on the S side;
 1949 divided into two units.




 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
 XIII, 1901, pp. 37 & 44.

 House and Garden,
III, 1903, pp. 258-259.

 later called PRIOR'S FIELD.

 Puttenham, near Guildford,

 For F. H. Chambers.  1901-2 converted to
 'High Class School for Girls'. 

 Thomas Müntzer, Voysey's pupil, 
 designed extensions to the school
 in 1904.

 Additions by John Brandon-Jones
 and Ashton and others.




 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
 XVI, 1903, B4.

 "Prior's Garth to Prior's Field

  by Catherine Sidwell,
  published in:
The Journal of The Voysey
  Number Three, Autumn 2014,
  pp. 37-50.



 North Luffenham, Rutland,
 near Stamford, Leicestershire.

 For Miss G. Conant.

 1909 alterations and
 additions including a two-storey
 square bay to the south side.


Photo by Tim Hawkins



 The Builder's Journal
 & Architectural Record,
XVI, 1902-1903, pp. 245 & 248.

 The Studio,
XXXI, 1904, p. 127.

 Moderne Bauformen,
X, 1911, pp. 248 & 249.

 The Architect, CII, 1919, p.352;
                    CXVI, 1927, p.133.


 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick,

 For Sanderson & Sons
 wallpaper manufacturers.

The building has been 
 converted into offices.






 The Builder's Journal
 & Architectural Record,
XVII, 1903, pp. 26 & 32.

 The Journal of Decorative Art
 and Wallpaper News,
1905, supplement  pp. 16-23.

 Charles Lawrence, 'Voysey,
 Sandersons and Chiswick',
 The Orchard, Issue no.2,
 Autumn 2013, pp.37-45.







 New wing to Roughwood Farm,
 Roughwood Lane,
 Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.

 For Captain Williams.



  1902  VODIN.

 Old Woking Road,
 Pyrford Common, near Woking, 

 For F. Walters.

1902-03 design for house & lodge. 
 1904 design for motor house and
 electric light generating house.




 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XVII, 1903, p. 208;
 XVIII, 1903, p. 112.

 The Studio, XXXI, 1904, p. 132.

 The British Architect,
LXVI, 1906, p.111.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey, fig. 99.

 Richard Havelock, 'Recollections 
 and Reflections of an Inveterate 
 Voysey Visitor - Part 4'

 in The Orchard, Number Ten, 
 Autumn 2021, pp.50-66.


  1903  TY BRONNA.

 St Fagan's Road, Fairwater,
 near Cardiff,
 South Glamorgan.

 For W. Hastings Watson.

 1904 stables.
 Alterations since Voysey's time.



RIBA (stable block)


 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XIX, 1904, p. 308.

 W. Shaw Sparrow,
 The Modern Home,
1906, p. 55.

  1903  The White Cottage.

 68 Lyford Road, Wandsworth,

 For C. T. Coggin.

Additions and alterations
 since Voysey's time.





 Upton Cottage,
 now called Chimneys,
 at Ockham, Ockham Park, Surrey.
 For the Earl of Lovelace.

 According to Nairn & Pevsner Ockham
 Park was originally a Jacobean house built
 in the 1620s,altered after 1724, italianized
 about 1830, altered by Voysey in 1894-5,
 and burnt in 1948.

No photographs and drawings
of the house located.

Nairn & Pevsner, Surrey,
1971, p. 394,
 Joanna Symonds,
 C.F.A. Voysey
, p. 38.
 now Sunnybank.

 Shire Lane, Chorleywood,

 For Dr H. R. T. Fort,
 nominally built for
 the Reverend Matthew Edmeads.

 House and doctor's practice.
 Near The Orchard.





 The Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XX, 1904, pp. 270-271.


  1903  TILEHURST.

 10 Grange Road, Bushey,

 For Miss E. Somers.


   W. Shaw Sparrow,
 The Modern Home,
1906, p. 54.

M. E. Macartney,
 'Recent English domestic 

Architectural Review,
1908, p. 172.

 Chris and Morag Kane,
 'Myholme and Tilehurst:
 The Voysey houses of Bushey',
 The Orchard, Number Four, 
 Autumn 2015, pp.28-34.



 Merry Hill Road, Bushey,  

 Children's home.
 For Miss E. Somers.

 1911 additions and alterations.
 Now a private house.






 The Builder's Journal
 & Architectural Record
XX, 1904, pp. 271 & 272.
 The Architect,
LXXVIII, 1907, p. 408.
 Architectural Review,
1908, pp. 171-173.

 Chris and Morag Kane,
 'Myholme and Tilehurst:
 The Voysey houses of Bushey',
 The Orchard, Number Four, 
 Autumn 2015, pp.28-34.


 House at HIGHAM, Woodford,
 Lodge, electric engine house & motor house,
 with chauffeur's cottage.

 For Lady Henry Somerset.

 The house was built without

 Voysey's  superintendence,
 and differs in several respects from
 his design.




 The British Architect,
LXIV, December 1905;
 April & August 1906.

 Catalogue of the Drawings
 Collection of the Royal Institute
 of British Architects,
 C.F.A. Voysey,
by Joanna Symonds.


near Normanton,

 For Henry Briggs, Son & Co.
Only one of the two terraces of 
 housing was executed, but not
 under Voysey's superintendence.
 The Institute has been
 converted into The Rising Sun Public House
 by Tetley's Brewery, Leeds.


 Dekorative Kunst,
 XIV, 1906, pp. 193, 196-197.
 The British Architect,
 LXIX, 1908, pp. 208 & 334.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles. F. A. Voysey,
 figs. 101 & 102.

 Now known as the White Horse Stables.

 Stetchworth, near Newmarket,

 For the Earl of Ellesmere.


 The British Architect,
 LXIV, 1905, p. 440;
 LXVI, 1906, p. 274.

 Moderne Bauformen,
 X, 1911, p. 174.

 The Architect,
 CI, 1919, p. 54.

 Country Life,
 6 August 1927.

 Architectural Review,
 LXX, 1931, p. 94.

  1905  HOUSE at ASWAN, Egypt.

 For Dr H.E. Leigh Canney.




  The British Architect,
9th February 1906,
 16th February 1906.

 Stuart Durant, CFA Voysey
 London 1992, p.86.

 Wendy Hitchmough,
, London 1995,

 Jonathan Dawson,
 'Voysey's Aswan adventure',
 The Orchard, no.2, 2013,


 Shire Lane, Chorleywood,
 Three Rivers, Hertfordshire.

 Formerly known as Hill Cottage.






Additions and alterations to 
 Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
 For A. Heyworth.

 House c1845 for J de Castro,
 extensively rebuilt 1906 by C F A Voysey
 for Heyworth.


Link > Historic England

Link > British Listed Buildings


 The British Architect,
LXVI, 1906, p.274.

  1905  HOLLY MOUNT.

 Amersham Road, Knotty Green,
 near Beaconsfield,

 For C. T. Burke.

 The summer-house is
 no longer existent.





 The British Architect,
 LXV, 1906, p. 148;
 LXVI, 1906, p. 346;
 LXVIII, 1907, p. 60.
 The Studio Yearbook,
1910, p. 81.

 Moderne Bauformen,
X, 1911, pp. 255-256.

 Architectural Review,
1911, pp.167 & 168.

 M. Macartney,
 Recent English Domestic 
1911, p. 167.

 The Architect,
CII, 1919, p. 352.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,


 Second Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea,

 For Sydney Claridge Turner.


 The British Architect,
LXV, 1906, p. 310;
 LXVII, 1907, p. 370.

 Country Life,
1 October 1910.

 Moderne Bauformen,
 X, 1911, pp. 251 & 252.

 M. Macartney,
 Recent English 
 Domestic Architecture,

1911, pp. 167, 169 & 170.

 L. Weaver,
 The House and its Equipment,
1912, pp. 18 & 20.

 Architectural Review,
 1911, pp. 167, 169-170;
 Archtectural Review,
 LXX, 1931, p. 94
 (photograph of interior).

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

  Wendy Hitchmough,
The Homestead (Phaidon, 1994)


WILVERLEY, now called Highlands.
 Extensions & alterations to old house
 & new stables & cottages,
 Holtye Common, Sussex.

 For J. F. Goodhart. 

 1906 coachman's cottage
 & gardener's cottage.

 1906-07 extensions &
 alterations to old house.
 New wing attached to the
 west end of the old house.




 The British Architect,
LXVIII,  1907,
 pp. 39, 42 & 94.

 Richard Havelock,
 The Orchard
, Number 7, 2018,
 pp. 63-85.


 Altering & decorating existing house
 Garden Corner, 13 Chelsea Embankment,  

 For E. J. Horniman.  The house is
 semi-detached and as designed
 by Edward
I'Anson Jnr.
 Voysey completely remodelled the interior.

 Only a certain proportion of the fittings




1906  Interior design for the Essex and Suffolk  
 Equitable Insurance Society,
 Capel House (Cable House),

 New Broad Street, London.

 For S. Claridge Turner.
 Dismantled about 1950.







 Upper Guildown Road,
 Guildford, Surrey.

 For George Müntzer.

Design for summerhouse, 1908.
1909 addition of dormer-windows
 and rooms in roof;
 1911 Gardener's cottage;
 1925 Alterations.
 The house has been divided into two units.



 The British Architect,
LXVIII, 1907, pp. 5, 6 & 60;
 LXXVII, 1912, pp. 452 & 454.
 LXXVIII, 1912, p. 390.

 The Architect,
LXXIX, 1908, p. 304;
 CI, 1919, p. 68 (photograph of
 stone 'Devil' bearing Voysey's

 G. Jekyll & L. Weaver,
 Gardens for Small Country 
1912, pp. 76-80 & 162.

 R. Randal Phillips,
 The Moderne English house,
1927, p. 170.

 Houses in 601& 602 Finchley Road
 Hampstead, London,
 for Vernon Hart.
 Destroyed by bombing
about 1940.
 There are 2 designs,
 one of which was executed
 and the other was not executed.


RIBA Drawings Collection.


 The British Architect,
LXVIII, 1907, p. 148.
 Nineteenth and twentieth century
 published by Garland in 1976,
 p. 314.

 Shaft Road, Combe Down,
 near Bath, Somerset.

 For T. Sturge Cotterell.




 The British Architect,
LXXII, 1909, pp. 111 & 114;
 LXXVII, 1911, p. 361.

 The Builder,
XCVIII, 1910, p. 264.

 The Studio Yearbook,
1910, p. 82.

 The Architect,
CI, 1919, p. 54;
 CXVI, 1927, p. 219.


 103 Sedbergh Road, Kendal,  


 For A. W. Simpson.
c.1923 unexecuted design for addition.



 The British Architect,
LXXII, 1909, pp. 363 & 366.

 Architectural Review, 1911,
pp. 171-172.

 Moderne Bauformen,
 X, 1911, p. 250.

 The Craftsman,
XX, 1911, pp. 276-286.

 The Builder,
1 June 1923, p. 891.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
 figs. 121 & 122.

 West Sussex.

For Arthur Annesley Voysey,
 C. F. A. Voysey's younger brother.




  1909  BROOK END.

 New Road, Henley-in-Arden,

 For Miss F. Knight. 

  Conversion of the stables into garages.


Photo by David Cole





 The Architect,
 LXXXIV, 1910, p. 232
& supplement p.18.

 The British Architect,

 LXXIII, 1910, pp. 345 & 348.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey
 figs. 123 & 124.

 Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking,
For Frederick James Mirrilees. 
 Conversion of an existing barn
 into a convalescent home.
 Now converted into a private house.


  1911  HOUSE in BELFAST.

 Malone Road, Belfast,
 Northern Ireland.

 For Robert Hetherington.
 Executed substantially as 

 shown on the design with the 
 porch omitted.



 The British Architect,
 LXXVIII, 1912, pp. 316 & 318.

 C. E. B. Brett,
 Buildings of Belfast 1700-1914,
1967, pp. 61-62.

 Duncan Simpson,
 C. F. A. Voysey an architect of
, p. 128, fig. 64.

  1911  Remodelling a Perfume Shop.
 24 Old Bond Street, London.

 For J. & E. Atkinson.

 The shop was rebuilt
 by E. Vincent Harris in c.1925
 and Voysey's interiors were removed.


RIBA Photographs Collections



 The British Architect,
 12th April 1912,
 14th June 1912,
 November 1916.

 RIBA Journal,
XXXII, 1925, p. 127.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
 figs. 129 & 130 (photographs of
 exterior & interior).

 Design for a shop in an existing building.
 165 Victoria Street,
 Westminster, London.
 For Perry & Co.



 Design for a Burial Ground.
 Helenenthal, near Iglau.
 for Dr. Carl Löw.

Photo by Jakub Koumar

 near Porlock, Somerset.
 For Mary Countess of Lovelace.

 Voysey made some alterations
 to a design by Lady Lovelace,
 a pupil of Voysey, and supervised 
 the construction of the house.




 The British Architect,
 LXXVIII, 1912, p. 60.

 Anne Anderson,
 'Work Itself is a Pleasure':
 Mary, Lady Lovelace,
 C F A Voysey's pupil,
 The Orchard, Number One, 2012,
 pp. 43-53.

Emslie Horniman Pleasance Gardens.

 East Row, Kensal Green,
 Kensington & Chelsea, London.

 For E.J. Horniman.





 The British Architect,
LXXX, 1915, pp. 273 & 276.
 White Cliffe or The Fairway,
 St Margaret's at Cliffe, near Dover, 

 For P.A. Barendt.


Photo by David Cole



 The British Architect,
LXXXII, 1914, p. 184.


 The Green, Hambledon,

 For A.H. van Gruisen.
 Alterations and additions.



Photo by John Trotter



 now called Cob Nash,
 108 Wells Road, Malvern Wells, 

 For Major G.A. Porter.



 Wells Road, Malvern Wells,  





 The Builder,
CXVIII, 1920, p. 84.

 High Street, Potters Bar,

The Memorial was moved 
 to its present position at the
 junction of The Causeway 
 and Hatfield Road.





 The Architect,
CIV, 1920, p. 426.

 The Builder,
CIXX, 1920, p. 575.


 Master's House,
 Manor House School,
 Tonbridge, Kent.

 For Major Arnold.

 According to Joanna Symonds there is a
 photograph of the executed plaque at the   
RIBA, with a note on the back indicating  
that it was on the wall of the Master's
 house. There is now no plaque on the  
Headmaster's house, but the memorial
 which is in the ante-chapel may be
 design substantially altered
 (information from Tonbridge School).



 to King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
 for York Minster,
 West Aisle of the North Transept.

NOTES: "A slightly simplified version of
 this design was executed.
 It is located in the west aisle of the
 north transept.
" (RIBA)


Executed memorial: photo on


 The Builder,
 CXIX, 1920, p. 544.
Laughton, near Market Harborough,

 For William Taylor.




Photo by Andy Haigh



 The Builder,
 CXIX, 1920, pp. 65-66.

 Illustrated in
 Carpenter & Builder,
 20 June 1924, p. 826.

 Richard Hollis,
 Voysey's last house:
 Laughton Hills, 1920 and 1935:
 "Hidden from view".
 The Orchard, Number Five,
 Autumn 2016, pp. 45-52.

 Tomb of Arnold Stuart and family

 in Hampstead Cemetery,
 Camden, Greater London. 



Photo by Jamie Barras on flickr


  early 1920s  
 Worthy Manor,
 Porlock, Somerset.





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 Project / Place / Client / Notes


 Drawings / Links






 Please click on the underlined textual links or images for a larger version.



 Competition for Admiralty Buildings
 behind Whitehall.
Voysey's design was unplaced.
 No record of this project appears 
to have survived.
 The award was given to
 Messrs. Leaning & Leaning




   Design for
 the South Devon Sanatorium
 Teignmouth, Devonshire.


   Dekorative Kunst, I,
 München, 1897 (elevation).

 Wendy Hitchmough,
 C F A Voysey, p. 27.




   Design for a crematorium at Sundrum,
 Ayr, Scotland.


 Building News,
 Architect and Building News
Vol. 51, 1886,
 pp. 686 & 746.



   Design for a Cottage for himself.  


 The British Architect
Vol. 40, 1888, after p. 76.

 The Studio,
IV, 1894, p. 34.
Kunst, I,
 München, 1897, p. 244.
 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey
 p. 102, fig. 19.

 Wendy Hitchmough,
 C F A Voysey, p. 34.




 Country House with an Octagonal Hall.



   The British Architect,
XXXI, 1889.

 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1898, p. 253.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
 fig. 22.




 An Artist's Cottage.

 According to Stuart Durant the Devey
 influence is seen in the neo-vernacular aspects
 of the building and its relaxed agglomeration
 of parts.

 John Brandon-Jones pointed out
 although the design was published in 1889,
 it is likely to have been made some years
 earlier. It shows Voysey's work at a stage
 when he was still heavily influenced by 



   The British Architect,
 XXXI, Feb.1889.

 John Brandon-Jones
 and others,
 C.F.A. Voysey,
p. 36 pl. B5, p.38.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
fig. 20.

 Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, pp.10-11.





   Design for a house at 14 South Parade,
 Bedford Park, London,
 for Mrs Forster.

A modified version was built in 1891.



 John Brandon-Jones,
 C.F.A. Voysey, pl. B8.

  Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, pp.8-9.




   Design for 'A Tower House'.
 Tierney Road, Streatham Hill


   The British Architect, 
XXXI, 1889, p. 70.

 John Brandon-Jones,
 C.F.A. Voysey,
 pl. B 9, p. 40.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 32.

  Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, p.10.




   A Veranda House.  


   The British Architect,
 XXXI, Feb. 1889.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 21.




 House at Dovercourt, Essex,
 for A. J. W. Ward.




 Dekorative Kunst,
 1898, p.252
 The British Architect,
 11th April 1890, p.259.



 House at Bellagio,
 for W. Allport.


 The British Architect,
10th June 1898.
 Dr Peter King, 'Voysey and
 The British Architect',

 in The Orchard, Number Nine,
 Autmn 2020, p.101

 Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, p.10

  1889    Country Residence. 


   The British Architect
 4th January 1889.
    Drinking Fountain at Southampton.  

   The British Architect
 17th May 1889, p.355.
   A Cockney Villa.   

   The British Architect,
 25th April 1890, p.296.



 at Llandrindod, Wales,
 for E. L. Lakin.







   Lodge for a Manchester suburb.

 The walls are roughcast,
 the windows have wood frames
 and the roof is covered with green




 The British Architect,
XXXIII, 1890, p. 223.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 26.




   An Artist's Cottage.  



   The British Architect,
December 1891, p.456.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 27.




   Houses on Lord Wentworth's estate
 at Chelsea (Swan Walk), London,
 for Daw & Son.



   The British Architect,
1 January 1892, p.5.




 Row of four studios,
 Glebe Place, Chelsea, London,

 for Conrad Dressler.







   The British Architect,
 volume 38, 2nd December 1892.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 39.

 Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, pp.15.



   Design for a Staircase.  


   David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 38.
    Studio for Miss Forster.
  Brook Green.


   The British Architect,
 19th August 1898.
 Wendy Hitchmough,

 C F A Voysey, p. 116. 

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
p. 21 and fig. 37.
 (Alternative plan)

 Prof. Ian Hamerton,
 in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, 




   An Artist's Town House
 for Miss J. B. Forster,
 5 Aynhoe, Brook Green.


 The British Architect,
6th July 1894.

 Prof. Ian Hamerton,
 in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021,




 Design for a new house,
 at Ockham ParkRipley, Surrey,
 for the Earl of Lovelace.



   The British Architect,
XLVI, 1895,



 Design for a monument to Queen Victoria.


   This image is from a volume
 of drawings (entitled Vol II)
 by various designers produced
 for or presented to the Quarto
 Imperial Club, London,
 between 1892 and 1897.



   Mrs. Scott house, Hampshire.  


 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 figs. 58 & 59.







Block of two Studios & Houses
 at Studland Bay,

 for Alfred Sutro.


   The British Architect,
XLVIII, 1897, p. 202.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 57.

 Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, pp.19-20.



   Studio-house at Studland Bay,
 for Alfred Sutro
 for the use of W. Margetson.

 The walls are roughcast,
 the windows have wood frames
 and the roofs are of green slate.



 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1898, pp. 250 & 251.

 The British Architect,
L, 1898, p. 346.

 The House,
IV, 1898-99, p. 161.

 Hermann Muthesius,
 Das moderne Landhaus, 
1905, p. 149.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 61.

  Prof. Ian Hamerton, in The Orchard
 Number Ten, Autumn 2021, pp.21-22.





 House at Colwall, near Malvern,

 for C. F. A. Voysey himself.

There are two designs for 
 the proposed house.
 The materials in both design
 are roughcast for the walls,
 wood frames and iron casements
 for the windows and
 green slate for the roofs.



David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
 fig. 68.



House at Limpsfield, Surrey
 for R. G. Cather.

The walls are roughcast,
 the windows have stone dressings 
 with iron casements and
 the roofs are of green slate.



 The Builder, LXXVI, 
 1899, pp. 348-349.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
fig. 69.




According to Joanna Symonds
 C. F. A. Voysey,
p. 43 (131),
 the 'Black Book' (Voysey's own manuscript 
 list of his works) mentions various other 
 designs of 1897 for Hope Brooke
 for buildings at BRACKLEY:
 19 cottages (not executed),
 a pair of semi-detached houses,
 a shop (not executed)
 and a dairy shop (not executed).

   The British Architect,
 May 13th 1898. 



 House at Limpsfield, Surrey,
 for C. A. Sewell.

The walls are roughcast and the 
 windows have stone dressings.



 W. Shaw Sparrow (ed.),
 The Modern home,
 1906, p. 64. 

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 figs. 77 & 78.
 (Design No.3)




   House for H. Rickards, (Broom Cottage),
 near Windermere, Cumbria.

 The walls are roughcast,
 a few upper windows have
 wood frames and the rest have
 stones dressings and
 the roofs are of green slate.



 Horace Townsend,
 "Notes on Country and 
 Suburban Houses designed
 by C. F. A. Voysey,"
 The Studio
, XVI, 1899, 
 pp. 157-164.
 Perspectives and plans 
 illustrated on p.161.

 Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record
XI, 1900, p. 190.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
fig. 70.




 House at Collington Avenue,
 Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex,

 for A. Barker.

 The plans for A. Barker are identical
 with the executed building PRIOR'S GARTH
 later called PRIOR'S FIELD
 for F. A. Chambers in 1900

The walls are roughcast,
 the windows are wood-framed
 and the roof is of green slates.




 The British Architect,
 L, 1898, pp.183 & 184.

 Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record
 XI, 1900, pp. 423 & 424.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
fig. 71.
 Duncan Simpson,
 C.F.A. Voysey
, p.78, fig.31.




   House at Glassonby, near Kirkoswald, 
 for W. E. Rowley.

 The house is of  local stone,
 with green slate roofs.



 The British Architect,
 L, 1898, p.148.

 The Studio,
XVI, 1899, p. 160.

 J. Brandon Jones,
 Association Journal,
LXXII, 1957, p. 252.




   House at Oxshott, near Esher, Surrey,
 for C. S. Loch.

 The walls are roughcast,
 the windows have stone dressings
 and the roofs are covered
 with green slates.




 Academy Architecture,
XV, 1899, p. 50.
 The Studio,
XVI, 1899, p.161.



   House at Westmeston, Sussex,
 for Arthur Newbold.

The walls are roughcast,
 the windows have stone dressings,
 stone is used for copings and
 bands and the roofs are covered
 with red tiles.


 The British Architect,
LII, 1899, p. 238.

 The Studio,
XVI, 1899, p. 163.

 Builder's Journal &
 Architectural Record,
XI, 1900, p. 424.

  1898    House at Studland for Alfred Sutro.  


 The British Architect,
L, 5th August 1898, p. 91.
 House at Arley, Warwickshire,
 for Bernard Ellis.


 House at Blackburn and stables,
 for A. Heyworth


 House at Sandwich, Kent,
 for A. D. Blyth.

 The walls are roughcast,
 the windows
have stone dressings
 and the roofs are covered
 with red tiles.



 House at Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire,
 for Dr Alexander Bowie.


V & A's Collection


 House at Worcester Park, Surrey,
 for J. B. Pinker.


  1901    Two semi-detached cottages
 at Madresfield Court, near Malvern Link,  
 for the Earl Beauchamp.

 The walls are roughcast
 and the joinery, including window
 frames, is in unpainted, oiled oak.



 The Builder's Journal
 & Architectural Record,
XVI, 1902-1903,
 pp. 82-83.

 House & Garden,
III, 1903, p. 260.

 M. B. Adams,
 Modern Cottage

 1904, pl. 17.

 House at Cuttycroft, Malvern,
 for N. J. Peyton.

 The walls are roughcast,
 the windows are wood-framed
 and the roofs are of red tiles.







 H. Muthesius,
 Landhaus und Garten, 
Berlin 1907, p. 157
 ( N & S elevations).

  1901    Design for Lincoln Grammar School,
 for F. H. Chambers.

 The exterior of the quadrangle
 is faced with stone and
 the interior has roughcast walls.
 The windows have stone dressings
 and iron casements;
 the roofs are of red tiles
 except for the hall, which is
 covered with metal sheeting.



In The Building News,
LXXVIX, 1905, pp. 76 & 77,
 Voysey states that '... My designs...
 were made in conjunction with the
 headmaster... My design was
 rejected on the ground that it was
 too severe, and I am pleased to say
 the design of Mr. Leonard Stokes
 was accepted instead.'
 (Joanna Symonds,
 RIBA Drawings Collection
, p. 29)

 Dekorative Kunst,
 XIV, 1906, p. 201.

 House at Shooters Hill, Kent,
 for C.E.S. Phillips
 House on Vache Estate,
 Chalfont St Giles,
 for J. H. Angus.

The walls are roughcast,
 the windows have stone dressings
 and iron casements
 and the roofs are of red tiles.




 The British Architect,
LXV, 1906, p. 24.

 House in Abinger Road, Bedford Park
 (Brentford & Chiswick), Hounslow, London,
 for M. T. La Thaugue.

The walls are roughcast and the
 windows have iron casements
 and stone dressings.


  1903    2 cottages at Pole Cat Lane, Shottermill,
 Haslemere, Surrey,
 for A. M. S. Methuen.

The walls are roughcast,
 the windows are wood-framed
 with iron casements and
 the roofs are of red tiles.

RIBA Drawings Collection

The Builder's Journal & 
 Architectural Record,
XX, 1904, p. 265.

 The British Architect,
LXV, 1906, p. 292.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey, fig. 98.




   Tower house at Bognor Regis
 for W. Ward Higgs.



 Moderne Bauformen

 IV, 9, Stuttgart, 1905,
 pp. 98, 102.

 John Brandon-Jones,
 C.F.A. Voysey,
 pl. B 31, p. 53.




 House on Rayrigg Estate, Windermere,
 for G. Toulmin.






 House at Bracknell Gardens
 Hampstead, London,
 for W. C. Lawrence.

 The windows have iron casements
 and stone dressings.
 In the RIBA drawing the roof is of
 red tiles and the walls are of red
 brick, whereas in The British
illustration the walls are
 roughcast and the roofs are of
 green slate.

 Two alternative schemes prepared
 but the house was not built.





 Academy Architecture, 
XXVI, 1904,
 pp. 47 & 105.

 Builder's Journal
 & Architectural Record
 XX, 1904, p. 20.

 The Studio
XXXI, 1904, p. 129.

 The British Architect,
LXV, 1906, p. 436;
 different design in BA,
 illus. of plans & elevations not
 corresponding to the RIBA drawing.

  1904    Competition design for
 Carnegie Library and Museum,
 Limerick, Ireland.


   The British Architect,
10th November 1905,
 17th November 1905.


 ALDERLEY EDGE, Woodbrook,
 for A. Heyworth.

 The two designs show an
 L-shaped house with an entrance
 court in the angle of the L;
 and in both designs the house is
 roughcast, with green slate roofs,
 and windows with stone dressing.
 Neither design was executed.

  Instead of a new house
 alterations and additions
 to existing house.
 Working drawings
 1905-06, 1908, 1915 & 1917.







 House at Ashintully,
 Tyringham, Mass., U.S.A.,
 for Mrs Tytus.


   David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
 fig. 103.
   Small house at Cobham, Surrey,
 for W. Leighton Grane.
 Cottage at Chorleywood, Hertfordshire,
 for Mr Fensom.

The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths, the windows are
 wood-framed with wood
 casements, and the roof is of red tiles.



 The British Architect
27th April 1906, p.292.



 House at Gray's Park,
 Stoke Poges, near Slough,
 for Joseph Hatton.

 The walls are roughcast
 with tarred plinths,
 the windows have stone dressings 
 and the roofs are covered
 with red tiles.
 According to Joanna 
 Symonds there is a house
 in Stoke Poges which  
 seems to be by Voysey,
 but it is not like this design
 (information from
 Brian Blackwood).
 Joanna Symonds,
 C. F. A. Voysey, 1976, p.42.




 The British Architect,
 LXVI, 1906, p. 184&186.
 Architectural Review,
22/1907, p. 219.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 115.


   Row of three shops at Chorley,
 near Blackburn, Lancashire.


   The British Architect,
15 May 1908.



 3 cottages on the corner of Eldon Street & 
 Langham Road at Blackburn, Lancashire,
 for the executors of Eli Heyworth.

 The walls are roughcast
 with tarred plinths,
 the windows are wood-framed
 and the roofs are of red tiles.




 The British Architect,
LXVII, 1907,
 pp. 387 & 388.




 Houses in Finchley Road,
 Hampstead, London,
 for Vernon Hart.

There are 2 designs,
 one of which was executed
 and the other was not executed.






 The British Architect,
LXVIII, 1907, p. 148.
 Nineteenth and twentieth
 century architecture
 published by Garland in 1976, p. 314.


   Bungalow at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex,
 for S. Claridge Turner.


   The British Architect,
16th December 1910.



   House at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex,
 for S. Claridge Turner.

 The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths, the windows have stone
 dressings and the roof is of blue
 Staffordshire tiles.


Victoria and Albert Museum


 The British Architect,
LXIX, 1908, pp. 405 & 406
 (brief description & illus. of plans, 
 elevations & sections of 2 designs
 for house for S. C. Turner
 at Frinton: one of the designs
 corresponds with the drawing
 at RIBA).




 Offices of the Essex & Suffolk
 Equitable Insurance Society,
 High Street, Colchester, Essex.

 Unexecuted design for altering
 the existing building.


   The British Architect,
 LXIX, 1908, p. 334.


   House at Frinton-on-Sea, Essex,
 for S. Claridge Turner.






    House at Frinton-on-Sea,
 for S. Claridge Turner.

 The materials are roughcast,
 with tarred plinths for walls,
 stone dressings and iron casements
 for windows and green slate for 



 The British Architect,
LXXIV, 1910, p. 420.

 House, Bigwood Road,
 Hampstead Garden Suburb, London,
 for Miss Lang.

The walls are roughcast,
 with tarred plinths;
 the casement windows have stone 
 dressings, except for the dormer
 windows, which are wood-framed;
 the roofs appear to be of reddish
 brown tiles.



 The British Architect,
19th November 1909,
 26th November 1909.
   1909    House at Slindon,
 for A. A. Voysey

Victoria and Albert Museum


   David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
fig. 127.
 Two houses at Sea Road,
 pair of semi-detached houses,
 New Brighton, Cheshire,
 for G.E. Marshall.

 The two houses are contained
 within a single rectangular block
 with a hipped roof.
 They are separated at ground floor
 level by a tunnel going from front to 
 back of the building.
 The walls are roughcast, with plinths
 in black brick, but with a label
 indicating 'tar' as an alternative;
 the windows have stone dressings,
 the roof is covered with grey tiles
 and the chimneys are of black and
 brown bricks.




 The British Architect,
LXXIV, 1919, p. 276;
21st October 1910.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 128.

  1910    Two office blocks,
 Tudor Street, London,
 for the Spicer Brothers.

The windows have stone dressings  
and are linked together by
horizontal bands of stone.
 The walls are of yellow brick
 except for the plinths,
 which are of black brick.







 Holiday rest home, Pasture Wood,
 Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking, Surrey,
 for Frederick James Merrielees.
 Design I, 1910

 Holiday rest home, Pasture Wood,
 Holmbury St Mary, Surrey,
 for Sir Frederick James Merrielees.
 Design II, 1911



   The British Architect,
 LXXV, 1911, p. 402.



   Design for a village hall,
 Porlock, Somerset.

 According to Joanna 
 Symonds a village hall was 
 built at about this time, not
 to a design of Voysey's,
 but possibly to one by
 Lady Lovelace.





 Two designs for a country cottage
 for a Country Life architects' competition.

The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths, the windows are
 wood-framed and the roofs tiled.






 The British Architect,
LXXVIII, 1912, p. 426;
 LXXIX, 1913, p. 84.

 Two Designs for Burial Grounds,
 Helenenthal, near Iglau,
 Czech Republic
 for Dr. Carl Löw.


        The British Architect,
 6th December 1912. 



   Cottage at Ampthill, Bedfordshire,
 for Miss M. Foster.

 The materials are roughcast with
 oak-framed casement windows,
 a red tiled roof and a brick pier
 supporting a corner veranda.



 The British Architect,
LXXXIX, 1913,
 pp. 315 & 330.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,
fig. 131.




   Competition for Government buildings, 
 Ottawa, Canada.

 The buildings are faced with local
 stone, and the detailing is in a free 
 Perpendicular Gothic.



 The British Architect,
 LXXXII, 1914, p. 220.

 The Architect,
 C, 1918, p.66.

 J. Brandon-Jones,
 Architectural Association 
LXXII, 1957, p. 248. 




   House at Ashmansworth,
 near Newbury, Berkshire,
 for Arthur à Beckett Terrell.

 The materials are roughcast,
 with tarred plinths on all walls
 except for those inside the
 courtyard, stone dressings and
 iron casements for the windows
 and grey slates for the roofs.


 The British Architect, 
LXXXII, 1914,
 pp. 256 & 268.
  1914    House at Thatcham Cold Ash, Berkshire,
 for H. Tingey.

 The walls are roughcast
 with tarred plinths and
 the windows have stone dressings.




 The British Architect
 LXXXII, 1914,
 pp. 78 & 136.

 House at Wilmslow,
 for his brother Ellison A.Voysey.


   The British Architect,
 3rd April 1914. 




 Design for a pair of cottages
 for Mrs Cazelet.



 The British Architect,
LXXXIX, 1918, p. 45.
 The Builder,
 CXV, 1918, p. 158.


 2 cottages at Bradfield, Berkshire,
 for G. B. Simonds.

 The walls are roughcast
 with tarred plinths,
 the windows have stone dressings
 and the roof is of red tiles.




 The Builder,
 CXVII, 1919, p. 164.

 David Gebhard,
 Charles F. A. Voysey,

 fig. 132.





 Cottages at Alderley Edge, Cheshire,
 for A. Heyworth.


   The Builder,
CXVII, 1919, p. 164.
 Design for pedestal
 for Peruvian National Memorial.


 House at Jihlava (Helenenthal Iglau),
 Czech Republic,
 for Dr. Carl Löw.

The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths, the windows have stone
 dressings and iron casements and
 the roofs are covered with oak 





 The Builder,
CXXV, 1923, 
 pp. 288-289.

 Duncan Simpson,
 C.F.A. Voysey
 an architect of individuality,
p. 132.


 House at St Nicholas-at-Wade,
 Isle of Thanet, Kent,
 for Tom Jones.

The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths, the windows have stone
 dressings and the roof is of slate.



  1923    Design for two tower blocks (for flats)
 Scheme for the Treatment of
 the Devonshire House site
 Westminster, London.

According to Stuart Durant
 evidently influenced by
 North American
 skyscraper design,
 the blocks have a markedly
 medieval aspect.



 The Builder,
CXXV, 1923,
 pp. 990-991.



 House at Hillingdon, London,
 for Courtney Haigh.



   The Builder,
 pp. 406 & 408.
  1926    Competition design
 for the Masonic Peace Memorial,
 Great Queen Street, London.

 The competition was won 
 by Ashley & Newman.


 Competition design
 for a Town Hall, Wimbledon.
Joanna Symonds:
 "The main block, facing Broadway,
 was to be in stone, with restained
 Gothic detailing,...The rest of the
 buildings were to be in brick with  
stone dressings, with Gothic 
detailing confined to some pointed
 The competition was won by
 Bradshaw, Gass & Hope."




 Competition design
 for a stand for Vanesta Ltd
 at Building Trades Exhibition Manchester.


 Designs for bungalow in South Africa,
 for Lady Diana Gibb and Macdonald Clark.


 Competition design
 for a Manchester Exhibition Hall. 

 John Brandon-Jones:
 "It is hardly surprising that in
  1933 Voysey's Gothic design was
  unplaced, and modernistic design
  (by R. H. Uren) won first prize."

 Stuart Durant:
 "The proposed building was in a
 late medieval style, not unlike his  
Ottawa Government buildings of 1914."






 House at Hampstead,
off The Bishop's Avenue,
 for Robert Donat.

 The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths; the windows have stone
 dressings and iron casements
 and the roofs are of slate.





no date

2 designs for a small house.

The designs show two-storey,
 rectangular blocks which are almost
 identical except for the roofs.
 The walls are roughcast with tarred
 plinths, the windows have stone
 dressings and the roofs are covered
 with green slates.




From 1920 until the mid-30s, Voysey designed fabrics, carpets, wallpapers, and very occasionally, furniture. (Stuart Durant)


List of works see Wendy Hitchmough, C F A Voysey, pp. 230-4.

      Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, C.F.A. Voysey,
by Joanna Symonds, D. C. Heath, Farnborough 1976.




In 1913 Voysey gave a selection of designs to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
In 1940 the rest of the drawings, which he had kept, were given to the Royal Institute of British Architects
and after the war they were presented to the RIBA Drawings Collection by Voysey's son, Charles Cowles Voysey,
and in 1975 they were catalogued by Joanna Symonds.
There are 88 designs for buildings at the RIBA; 208 designs for textiles and wallpapers;
260 designs for furniture; 206 graphic designs; and 8 designs for extensive alterations to existing buildings.
Only nine buildings are not represented in the RIBA collection, and these are:
The Cottage, Bishop's Itchington; the final design for the Forster house, Bedford Park;
the Wentworth Arms Inn, Elmesthorpe; the Pavilion at Oldbury Park, Brimingham;
The Orchard, Chorley Wood; Priors Garth, near Puttenham; Tilehurst, Bushey;
White Cottage, Wandsworth; final design for the bungalow at Barnham Junction, Sussex.

Most of the perspectives were drawn by Howard Gaye. (Dekorative Kunst, 1898, p.252)


3. Furniture, Clocks

Wallpaper, Textiles, Carpets

5. Metalwork, Lighting, Fireplace


6. Biography 

     Source: Voysey Society (Chronology), John Brandon-Jones, Duncan Simpson, Stuart Durant, Wendy Hitchmough

                The latest list of projects, first published 1980 by The Macmillan Press Limited, London and Basingstoke
                 in: Emanuel Muriel, Contemporary Architects, pp. 857-8.



 Born on the 28th May 1857 at Hessle, near Hull, in Yorkshire.

 Father Reverend Charles Voysey (1828–1912)
and his cousin Frances Maria Voysey had four sons and six daughters. C. F. A. Voysey was the eldest child.
 Father served as a curate; father and uncle were running a school.
 Family moved to Jamaica in 1859 and stayed there for 18 months and returned to England.

 1864 the family moved to Healaugh, a small village with around 230 inhabitants,
 near Tadcaster in North Yorkshire, where his father became vicar.
 Voysey was taught at home by his father until he was 14 years old.

 1869 Charles Voysey was prosecuted for heresy by Archbishop William Thomson
 and lost his case at the Chancellor's Court of the Diocese of York
and was expelled from the Church of England.
 He had rejected the dogma of eternal punishment
in the everlasting hell.

 He was summoned before the Chancery Court of York for heterodox teaching, where he defended his case for two years. He appealed to the
 Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which gave its judgement on 11 February 1871. (Wikipedia)

 Before the judgment, Charles Voysey had begun to hold services in London at St George's Hall, Langham Place.

 Charles Voysey founded the Theistic Church.


 In April 1871 the family moved to College Road in Dulwich, London.
 Voysey attended Dulwich College for 18 months and left the school in July 1973 at the age of sixteen.
 He completed his education under a private tutor at home.
He may have suffered from what would be described today as dyslexia.
  (Wendy Hitchmough, CFA  VOYSEY,  pp.15-16)


 Apprenticeship to John Pollard Seddon (1827-1906), the Gothic Revivalist architect.
 Seddon was the son of a cabinet-maker and also designed furniture,
 encaustic floor tiles and ecclesiastical embroideries.
was working on country churches and learned the art of decorative design.

 Voysey: "I determined to become an architect because it was the only profession
                I could take up without passing any examinations."


 Started taking own commissions for minor house alterations and surveys.


 Assistant to Henry Saxon Snell (1830-1904),
 who specialised in the design of hospitals and charitable institutions.




 Assistant to George Devey (1820-86).

 G. Devey was a friend of Voysey's father and became a member of the Theistic Church.
 Devey designed country houses.

 Devey's design principles > article by Walter H. Godfrey in Architectural Review, 1907. (29 pp., PDF, 21 MB)


 1881 set up own practice at 8 Queen Anne's Gate, London.
 1882 moved office to Broadway Chambers, Westminster, London.

 Unexecuted design for a sanatorium at Teignmouth and
 competition for the Admirality offices in Whitehall; entry was not placed.
 Voysey started his work mainly as pattern designer for wallpapers and textiles with the  
help of A. H. Mackmurdo, who showed him the the practice and introduced him to manufactures.


First pattern design was sold to Jeffrey & Co in 1883.




 Voysey joined the Art Workers' Guild.



 Married Mary Maria Evans.   Photo of Voysey with his wife, Mary Maria Evans, and their four children.

 Moved home and office to 7 Blandford Road, Bedford Park, London.
 Design for a buttressed half-timbered house supposedly for himself and his wife.


1888 moved home and office to Tierney Road, Streatham Hill, London.
 By 1885 Voysey's wallpaper designs were already in trade papers,
 and by 1888 he was established as one of the leading designers.
David Gebhard pointed out that "Voysey's success as
 a designer of wallpaper and fabrics far outshown his work
 as an architect even as late as the beginning of the 1890s ...
 and provided his major livelihood ..."
(David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey, p.10).

 1888: Designed first house built, The Cottage, Bishop's Itchington, near Warwick for M.H.J. Lakin.
 The house was published in The British Architect in 1888.
 In the same year The Architect published a design for a cottage by Voysey.
 The British Architect published his work regularly until 1918.



Walnut Tree Farm, Castlemorton, for R.H. Cazelet.
 Cottage at Llandrindod, Wales, for E.L. Lakin.
 Addition to The Cliff, 102 Coventry Road, Warwick, for M.H.J. Lakin.



 Voysey, his wife Mary Maria, son Charles Voysey, who was borne in 1889, and a servant
 moved home and office to 11 Melina Place, St John's Wood, London.
 Son Charles married Dorothea Denise Cowles in 1912 and chose to add her maiden name to his own: Charles Cowles-Voysey.
 1893 son Annesley Voysey was borne.
 1895 daughter Priscilla Mary Annesley Voysey was borne. borne.                           

 14 South Parade, Bedford Park, London, for Joseph Wilson Forster;
 17 St Dunstan's Road, London, Studio for the artist W. E. F. Britten;
 14 and 16 Hans Road, London, for Archibold Grove.


 The Studio
magazine was launched, promoting the Arts and Crafts Movement.
 Voysey illustrated the cover for the first issue.
 According to Wendy Hitchmough The Studio represented a small revolution
 in magazine publication ... it set out to bridge the gap between the traditional art journals
 and the specialist architectural press ...
 From the outset
The Studio championed Voysey ... It made him famous ...
                                                                         (Wendy Hitchmough, CFA Voysey, p. 51 & 52).
 By the early nineties his furniture was beginning to be well known.
(David Gebhard, p. 12)

Perrycroft, Colwall, for John William Wilson.
 Cottage at Alton in Hampshire for Mrs Mary Scott.




Lowicks, Frensham for Emslie John Horniman.



 Moved home and office to 6 Carlton Hill, St John's Wood, London

Annesley Lodge, London, for Voysey's father;
 Hill Close, Studland Bay, Dorset, for Alfred Sutro;
 Wentworth Arms, Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire, for the 2nd Earl of Lovelace.


Greyfriars, Hog's Back, Surrey, for Julian Sturgis, also known as Merlshanger and Wancote;
 Wortley Cottages, Elmesthorpe, for the 2nd Earl of Lovelace.


Dixcot, 8 North Drive, Tooting, Wandsworth, Greater London;
New Place, Haslemere;
 Norney Grange, Shackleford;
 The Hill, Thorpe Mandeville.
 additions to Woodcote, Horsley, Surrey, for Sir Henry Roscoe.


 Broad Leys, Gillhead, Cumbria, for Arthur Currer Briggs
 Moor Crag, Gillhead, Cumbria, for J.W. Buckley;

addition to 16 Chalcot Gardens, London NW3, for A.J. Whalley.


 Set up office 23 York Place, Baker Street, near Marylebone Station.

 Started to build The Orchard, Chorleywood, for himself.
 Until The Orchard was completed in 1900, the family lived in a rented house nearby.
 Spade House, Radnor Cliff Crescent, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent;
 Oakhill in Kidderminster, Worcestershire;
 Winsford Cottage Hospital, near Beaworthy;
 Gordondene in Wimbledon (now demolished);
 lodge at Bury Hill Park, Oldbury, Worcestershire.




 Oakhurst at Fernhurst, Sussex;
 Prior's Garth at Puttenham, Surrey.




 The Pastures at North Luffenham, Rutland;



Sanderson & Sons Factory, London;
 Vodin (now called Little Court) at Pyrford Common near Woking in Surrey;
 addition to Roughwood Farm, Chalfont St Giles, Herts.




 Ty-Bronna in Fairwater near Cardiff;
 White Cottage in Wandsworth, London;

 Tilehurst in Bushey, Hertfordshire;
 Hollybank in Chorleywood.




Myholme in Bushey;
 House at Higham, Woodford, Essex;
 Meeting hall, workmen's institute and cottages at Whitwood, Yorkshire.




 White Horse Inn (now the Old White Horse) at Stetchworth, Cambridgeshire;

 House at Aswan, Egypt;
 Holly Mount in Knotty Green;
 The Homestead in Frinton-on-Sea.
 additions and alterations to Hill Cottage (now the Roman Catholic Church of St John Fisher), Chorleywood;
 additions and alterations to Woodbrook, Alderley Edge, Cheshire.




 Voysey sold the Orchard in 1906. He moved with his family to Hampstead.

Littleholme in Guildford.
 House at Gray's Park, Stoke Poges, Berkshire, for J. Hatton;
 reconstruction and furnishing at Garden Corner, 13 Chelsea Embankment, London, for E.J. Horniman;
 reconstruction and furnishing offices at Capel House, 54 New Broad Street, London EC2,
 for Sydney Claridge Turner and Essex & Suffolk Equitable Insurance Company;
 extensions and alterations and stables, coachman's cottage and gardener's cottage,
 at Wilverley, now Highlands, Holtye Common, Sussex, for J.F. Goodhart.



 Founding member of the Imperial Arts League (for which he later served on its Council) and of the Design Club.


 Lodge Style, Combe Down, village suburb of Bath;
Littleholme in Kendal;
 House at Slindon;
 Brooke End in Henley-in-Arden.


 Conversion of a barn at Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, into a convalescent home for F.J. Mirrielees, now a house called The Old Barn.



House in Belfast, Northern Ireland.



After the death of Voysey's father the family moved to Erskine Hill
 in the suburbs of north London.

 alterations to a design by Lady Lovelace for Lillycombe, Porlock, Somerset. Voysey also supervised execution of the work;
 Memorial for Frank Harding Chambers in St Catherine's church, Ludham, Norfolk.




 Moved office to 25 Dover Street and in July to 10 New Square, Lincoln's Inn.

 Public garden in Kensal, London.



had been separated from his wife around 1914.

 remodelling and extending White Cliffe, now High Gaut, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent, for P.A. Barendt.

 The end of Voysey's architectural career.
 David Gebhard pointed out that
 "In part it was certainly due to the strong surge of classical
 (Neo-Georgian and the like) architecture which established itself
 as the dominant mode of the high art English architectural establishment."

(David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey Architect, p. 12)
Wendy Hitchmough notes that
 "Voysey was never prepared to synchronize with the times
 in order to be popular and although the decline of his practice
 was partly caused by changing social conditions
 as the Edwardian, countryhouse lifestyle faded into obsolescence,
 even before the First World War he was unfashionable."
(Wendy Hitchmough, CFA Voysey, p. 206.)

 "If a man is successful by acting one way and the circumstances change,
 he will fail if he does not change his methods.
 But men are never flexible enough to change, either because their natures will not let them
 or because they become accustomed to a certain behavior bringing success."

                                                                                                          (Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince)

                              "TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN."
About 1395 in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Prologue to the Clerk’s Tale, The Canterbury Tales.

      Chaucer’s quote is in The Clerk’s Tale: “For thogh we slepe, or wake, or rome, or ryde, Ay fleeth the tyme; it nyl no man abyde.”
     (Modern English: For though we sleep, or wake, or roam, or ride, the time will fly; it will pause for no man.”) 

 Voysey continued to design wallpapers, textiles, carpets and occasionally furniture until the mid-30s.


 Published Individuality.



 Moved home and office to flat at 73 St James's Street, off Piccadilly.
 Lived there alone and worked there.




 conversion of coach house into cottage, Haslington Cottage at Malvern Wells, now called Cob Nash, for Major G.A. Porter;
 alterations and additions to Hambledon Hurst, The Green, Hambledon, Surrey, for A.H. van Gruisen;
 War memorial in Malvern Wells, Worcestershire.



 Laughton Hills, Leicestershire, for William Taylor;
 War memorial in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire [photograph];
 War memorial to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry during World War 1,
 in west aisle of north transept, York Minster [photograph].


 Lecture given at the Art Workers' Guild on 2nd February:
 "Tradition and individuality in art".
Full text available.



 Elected Master of the Art Workers' Guild.





 An important series of articles on Voysey were published in The Architect and building news (vol.117):
 ‘C.F.A. Voysey: the man and his work’, in five parts. Full text available.



 Elected Fellow of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).




 Retrospective exhibition of his work at the Batsford Gallery, London.




 Awarded title of Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts.




 Awarded Gold Medal of Royal Institute of British Architects.

 Moved to live near son Charles Cowles-Voysey in Winchester.




  Died on 12th February in Winchester. Ashes scattered at Golders Green Crematorium.



7. Bibliography   Scanned articles. Please click on the underlined textual links (PDF).

  - Voysey Society (Bibliography)      

   - The Black Book. Voysey's personal record of his architectural projects,
     written in his own hand in a plain black notebook and known as the Black Book.

  - A Chronological List of Writings by Voysey and Writings about Voysey,
     in David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey Architect, Los Angeles 1975, pp. 83-94.
(7 p.)

- "Bibliography," in Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British
      Architects, C.F.A. Voysey, by Joanna Symonds, D. C. Heath, Farnborough 1976, pp. 10-12.

   - "Bibliography," in Stuart Durant, CFA  VOYSEY, Architectural Monographs No 19,
       Academy Editions, London 1992, pp. 142-144.


Books dedicated solely to C.F.A. Voysey
and other books with significant Voysey content (arranged in date order)


- Adams, M.B., Modern cottage architecture : illustrated from works of well-known architects (Batsford, 1904), plates 7 & 8. Full text available


- Sparrow, W.S., (ed.) The British home of today : a book of modern domestic architecture and the applied arts (Hodder & Stoughton, 1904), illustrations B49, B50, E21, F30 and 2 plates in colour. Full text available


- Crane, W., Ideals in art (George Bell & Sons, 1905), pp.146-7. Full text available


- Muthesius, H., Das moderne Landhaus und seine innere Ausstattung (Bruckmann, 1905), pp.145-9, 190-1. Full text available


- Muthesius, H., Landhaus und Garten : Beispiele neuzeitlicher Landhäuser nebst Grundrissen, Innenräumen und Gärten (Bruckmann, 1907), pp.156-7. Full text available


- Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.1 (Architectural Review, 1908), pp.28-29, 171-3. Full text available


- Davison, T.R., Modern homes (George Bell & Sons, 1909), pp.20-1, 119-23. Full text available


- Sparrow, W.S., Our homes and how to make the best of them (Hodder & Stoughton, 1909), pp.100, 199, 238. Full text available


- Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.4 (Architectural Review, 1911), pp.167-72. Full text available


- Weaver, L., (ed.) The house and its equipment (Country Life, 1912), pp.18, 20, 35, 38. Full text available


- Elder-Duncan, J.H., Country cottages and week-end homes (Cassell, 1906; new edition 1912), pp.124-6, 196-7. Full text available


- Jekyll, G., and Weaver, L., Gardens for small country houses (Country Life, 1914), pp.76-9, 162. Full text available


- Duggan, W.B., New Place Haslemere and its gardens ; with a frontispiece in colour and twenty other illustrations (Printed for private circulation, 1921), revised reprint of an article in The Garden


- Weaver, L., Small country houses of today, vol.1 (Country Life, 1910; 3rd ed., 1922), pp.139-44. Full text available


- Sugden, A.V., and Edmondson, J.L., A history of English wallpaper, 1509-1914 (Batsford, 1926), pp.175-6, plates 145-8. Full text available


- Quennell, M. and C.H.B., A history of everyday things in England, vol.4 (Batsford, 1934), pp.106-7. Full text available

- David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey Architect, Hennessey & Ingalls, Los Angeles 1975.
   "Charles F. A. Voysey: An Introduction to the Architect and his Work," pp. 1-35. (10 MB)
             "As a "pioneer" of the modern movement, Voysey's image has been so well packaged and subsequently sold
              that there are surprisingly few who have felt that they were in a position to question the merchandise." 

                                                                                                                                           David Gebhard

- Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects,
  C.F.A. Voysey, by Joanna Symonds, D. C. Heath, Farnborough 1976.
        "Charles Francis Annesley Voysey," An Introduction by John Brandon-Jones, pp. 7-10.

           "Bibliography,"  pp. 10-12.
        "The Drawings at the RIBA," pp. 13-14.


- John Brandon-Jones and others, C.F.A. Voysey: architect and designer 1857-1941,
  Lund Humphries, London 1978.
  Copyright Brighton Borough Council (Photographs by Duncan McNeill).
  This is the catalogue of the exhibition 'C. F. A. Voysey: architect and designer 1857-1941'
  held at the Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton from July 11 to September 3, 1978
  and subsequently at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery from January 8 to February 12, 1979
  and the Glasgow City Art Gallery from April 5 to May 27, 1979.
       "C.F.A. Voysey: An Introduction," by John Brandon-Jones, pp. 9-12, 17-24;
       and "Architecture," by John Brandon-Jones and Joanna Heseltine, pp. 30-32.


- Duncan Simpson, C.F.A. VOYSEY an architect of individuality
               with a preface by Sir James Richards,
und Humphries, London 1979.

         Cover, Preface by Sir James Richards,
         Acknowledgements and Introduction, pp. 1-11. 

         Biographical details, p. 12.

            Chapter 1  C.F.A. Voysey : An Architect of Individuality, pp. 13-18.

         Chapter 2  Establishing a Practice - The Years up to 1895, pp. 19-42.
                           Early Furniture designs and other work
                           Perrycroft and Lowicks

         Chapter 3  Some Important Experiments, 1895-7, pp. 43-62.
                           Norney, New Place, Experiments in Furniture, 1895-7

         Chapter 4  The Years of Mature Practice, 1898-1910, pp. 63-107.
                           Broadleys, Moorcrag, Spade House, Winsford Cottage Hospital, The Orchard,
                           The Pastures, Sandersons, Vodin, Tilehurst, Higham, Whitwood, Stetchworth,
                           Hollymount, The Homestead, Lodge Style, Kendal, Brook End

         Chapter 5  Furniture Designs, 1898-1910
                           and the Voysey Interior,
pp. 109-128.

         Chapter 6  The Practice in Decline, 1910-41, pp. 129-141.
                            Furniture Designs, 1910-41

         Chapter 7  The Voysey Inheritage, pp. 143-148.
                            Gothic and Grotesque
                            The Inheritage
                            List of extant works, pp. 149-151.
                            Bibliography, pp. 153-155.
                            Notes, pp.156-158.
                            Index of buildings and designs, pp. 159-160.


- Stuart Durant, The Decorative Designs of C.F.A. Voysey, The Lutterworth Press, Cambridge 1990.
    Cover, Introduction, Chronological Outline of Voysey's Life (pp. 1-8).
    Biography (pp. 9-28).
    Selected List of Surviving Buildings, Manufactures and Retailers (p. 29).
    Bibliography: Books, Selected Articles, Catalogues (pp. 30-32).


Stuart Durant’s newly revised edition of his 1990 work, The Decorative Designs of C.F.A. Voysey,
is now available from the Lutterworth Press: > <


- Stuart Durant, CFA  VOYSEY, Architectural Monographs No 19, Academy Editions, London 1992,  pp. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21.

Stuart Durant was an Honorary Member of the Voysey Society, for whom he gave the second Annual Voysey Lecture. He was invited to write the first History of Design thesis at the Royal College of Art. He later taught Design and Architectural History at Kingston University, where he became Reader. He has also directed the Post Graduate course in Communication Design at Kingston. He was the originator of the International Design Yearbook and he has published extensively on ornament and architecture. Stuart Durant's writings have been widely translated.


- Wendy Hitchmough, The Homestead : C.F.A. Voysey,Phaidon, 1994.


- Wendy Hitchmough, CFA  VOYSEY, Phaidon Press, London 1995.

          John Brandon-Jones: "Wendy Hitchmough's book is welcome because it is not just another picture-book
                                        but a serious study of the background and sources that lay behind Voysey's
                                                               unique contribution to architecture and to the decorative arts."
Architectural Review: '' The Voysey book that we have been waiting for.
                                         A rounded and perceptive portrait. It will remain the definitive biography."

        Wendy Hitchmough was Head of Historic Buildings & Research at Historic Royal Palaces from 2014 to 2018
         and is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Sussex.
        Art historian specialising in the art, architecture and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
        Author of seven books including C.F.A. Voysey (Phaidon, 1995),
        The Arts and crafts home (Pavilion, 2000), and Arts and crafts gardens (V&A, 2005).


- Schofield, A.S., C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood (Alice Shirley Schofield, 1997). Full text available (PDF)


- Anne Stewart O‘Donnell, C. F. A. Voysey: Architect, Designer, Individualist, 2011.
  > Look inside the book (a few sample pages from the book)


- Karen Livingstone, The bookplates and badges of C.F.A. Voysey:
                            architect and designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement
, Antique Collectors' Club, 2011.

- Karen Livingstone, V&A patterns : C.F.A. Voysey, V&A Publishing, Pomegranate, 2013.


- M. Hyde, Broad Leys by C.F.A. Voysey : the creation, life and times of an Arts and Crafts house:
                                                                    home to Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club
, Compass, 2013.


- David Cole, The Art and architecture of CFA Voysey :
                       English pioneer modernist architect & designer
                        Images Publishing
Group, Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia, 2015.

                             252 pages,
richly illustrated in full colour with old and new photographs
                             and magnificent reproductions of Voysey’s plans, elevations and perspective drawings.

                             > Preview

                             > Review by Phillip James Dodd on

                             > (Review)

                             > (Marie Frank)

                            >  Review by James Stevens Curl. The Antiquaries Journal, Volume 96, September 2016, pp. 477-478,
                                published online by Cambridge University Press: 07 March 2016.


- Karen Livingstone with Max Donnelly and Linda Parry, C. F. A. Voysey Arts & Crafts Designer,
  Victoria & Albert Museum Publishing, London 2016.
  320 p. ill., (some colour) 28cm.
  Focuses on Voysey as a designer of furniture, metalwork, and textiles.

[review] Skipwith, P., ‘C.F.A. Voysey : arts & crafts designer’, Apollo (v.184, 2016), pp.106-107.  


- Karen Livingstone, Voysey's Birds and Animals, 2020.

          Karen Livingston is Director of Masterplan and Estate at the Science Museum
          and a former curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.




  THE ORCHARD, The Journal of the C F A Voysey Society
   Back copies of the annual journal at £10.00 per copy for members (£12 for non-members), post-free in the UK. More information.

   Issue no.1, Autumn 2012 (PDF)
   Issue no.2, Autumn 2013 (PDF)

Issue no.3, Autumn 2014 (PDF)
   Issue no.4, Autumn 2015 (PDF)
   Issue no.5, Autumn 2016 (PDF)
   Issue no.6, Autumn 2017 (PDF)

     Issue no.7, Autumn 2018 (PDF)
   Issue no.8, Autumn 2019 (PDF)
   Issue no.9, Autumn 2020 (PDF)
   Issue no.10, Autumn 2021 (PDF)


  Books on Arts and Crafts Architecture with significant Voysey content

- Peter Davey, Arts and Crafts Architecture: The Search for Earthly Paradise, 224 pages,
                                                                                          Architectural Press, London 1980.

            Peter Davey was an architect, historian and journalist, and was Editor of the Architectural Review.
  - Major survey of architects of the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1870s and 1880s.
            - Focuses on British architects and the movement in England, with separate chapters on the latter's influence in California,
              the American Midwest and Continental Europe

        Contents (PDF)

        Chapter 1  Once Upon a Time, pp. 8-9 PDF
            (... that a movement opposing the imitation of styles ... has had the most gratifying results. Muthesius)

Chapter 2  Gathering Grounds, pp. 10-20 (Pugin, Ruskin, Butterfield, Devey) PDF

        Chapter 3  The Prophet (Morris)

        Chapter 4  Lamplighters, pp.30-45
(Webb and Shaw) PDF

        Chapter 5  The Guilds are Forged (Mackmurdo) PDF

        Chapter 6  The Guide, pp.56-67
(Lethaby) PDF

        Chapter 7  The Explorer. pp.68-81
(Schröder Prior) PDF

        Chapter 8  The Pathfinder, pp. 82-96. (Voysey)

        Chapter 9  Into the Country, pp. 97-115. (Other Architects in Voysey's Time)

        Chapter 10  The Lost City, pp. 116-138. (Sedding, Voysey, Ricardo, Holden,
                                                                         Lethaby, Townsend, Wood, Mackintosh)

        Chapter 11  The Attempt on the Summit. (Ashbee, Gimson, Barnsley) PDF

        Chapter 12  The Descent, pp. 154-170.
(Shaw, Lutyens, Baillie Scott) PDF

        Chapter 13  Quietly Home, pp. 171-182. (Parker & Unwin) PDF  

        Chapter 14  Transatlantic Excursion, pp. 183-194 (no scan)

        Chapter 15  Crossing the Channel, pp. 195-210 PDF

        Chapter 16  Postscript: Looking back, pp. 211-213 PDF

        Select Bibliography, pp. 214-218 PDF     


- Hermann Muthesius, Das englische Haus, 3 vols., Berlin 1904-1905.
  Also translated in full as The English house, edited with an introduction by Dennis Sharp, Frances Lincoln, 2007.
    Vol. I, pp.160-167, 219, 220. (11 pp., 6 MB, PDF, in German)
    Vol. II, pp. 47, 83, 84, 93, 104, 105, 113, 114, 124, 125, 132, 133, 166, 185, 205, 236, 237.  (18 pp. 10 MB, PDF, in German)
    Vol. III, pp. 96, 103, 110, 123, 124, 138, 154, 155, 160, 168, 175. (12 pp., 7 MB, PDF, In German, with photographs

    E-book > Hermann Muthesius, Das englische Haus) In German, with photographs.

    E-book > Hermann Muthesius (pages about Voysey) In German, with photographs.


- Muthesius, Hermann, Das englische Haus, 3 volumes (Ernst Wasmuth, 1904-5). Full text available.
  Also translated in full as The English house, edited with an introduction by Dennis Sharp (Frances Lincoln, 2007)


- Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.1 (Architectural Review, 1908), pp.28-29, 171-3. Full text available

- Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.4 (Architectural Review, 1911), pp.167-72. Full text available


- Davison, T.R., Modern homes (George Bell & Sons, 1909), pp.20-1, 119-23. Full text available


- Elder-Duncan, J.H., Country cottages and week-end homes (Cassell, 1906; new edition 1912), pp.124-6, 196-7. Full text available

- Nikolaus Pevsner, Pioneers of Modern Design,
  revised edition published by Penguin Books 1975, pp. 148-163 (a Pelican Book).

 - Julius Posener, Anfänge des Funktionalismus, Von Arts and Crafts zum Deutschen Werkbund, 
Ullstein, Frankfurt/Berlin, 1964.  > "Charles Francis Annesley Voysey 1857-1941," pp.70-94.

   With plans and photos of Norney Grange, Greyfriars, Vodin, The Orchard, Perrycroft and Broadleys.
In German, with photographs

    > E-Book (Julius Posener, Anfänge des Funktionalismus) In German, with photographs.


 - Tim Benton and Sandra Millikin, The Open University, Arts: a third level course,
   History of architecture and design 1890-1939, Units 3-4,
Part four: The British Arts and Crafts architects, pp. 20-46, pl. 34-82, Milton Keynes 1975.
   (Voysey, Baillie Scott, Mackintosh) 145 MB


- Hartwig Fischel, 'Neue Publikationen über das englische Haus',
  Kunst und Kunsthandwerk,
VII, 1904, Heft 10, pp. 461-485.
In German
  Voysey is only mentioned on page 472:
  "Wohnräume und Hallen von Lutyens, Lorimer, Voysey zeigen zahlreiche andere feine Lösungen nach moderner Anschauungsweise, ..."


- Muthesius, Hermann, Das moderne Landhaus und seine innere Ausstattung (Bruckmann, 1905), pp.145-9, 190-1. Full text available.


- Walter Shaw Sparrow (ed.), The Modern Home; a book of British domestic architecture for moderate incomes;
a companion volume to "
A British Home of Today", 1906.
  (Full text available)

       - House in Bushey, p. 54

       - House near Cardiff (Ty Bronna), p. 55

       - Unexecuted house at Limpsfield

       - Unexecuted house at Studland Bay


- Muthesius, Hermann, Landhaus und Garten :
  Beispiele neuzeitlicher Landhäuser nebst Grundrissen, Innenräumen und Gärten

  (Bruckmann, 1907), pp.156-7. Full text available


- Walter Shaw Sparrow, Our homes and how to make the best of them,1909.
  (Full text available)

        - Greyfriars, p. 100 

        - Dining room, p. 199

        - The Hall at New Place, p. 238


- The John Scott Collection, Architect-Designers from Pugin to Voysey,
   The Fine Art Society, vol.8, pp.120-9.


Articles about Voysey (arranged in date order)

The articles of the periodical publications were photocopied in 1976 with minor quality at that time
and have now been scanned.


- Scanned articles by the University of Heidelberg tagged with "Voysey"


- "An Interview with Mr. Charles F. Annesley Voysey, Architect and Designer,"
    The Studio, Vol. 1, 1893, pp. 231-237.

   Scan by University Library Heidelberg


- "An Artist's Cottage. Designed by C. F. A. Voysey," The Studio, Vol. IV, 1894, p. 34.


- E.B.S. "Some Recent Designs By Mr. C. F. A. Voysey," The Studio, Vol. 7, 1896, pp.209-219.
    (Wallpaper and furniture)

    Scan by University Library Heidelberg


- L. F. Day, ‘Art in advertising’, Art journal (vol.59, 1897), pp.49-53
  (There is only a small image by Voysey on p. 49. His name is not mentioned in the text.


- G., "The Revival of English Domestic Architecture. VI. The Work of Mr. C. F. A. Voysey,"
    The Studio,
Vol. 11, 1897, pp. 16-25.

   Scan by University Library Heidelberg

    Scan by University of Toronto

 - "The Arts and Crafts Exhibition, 1896, (Third Notice)", The Studio, vol.9, 1897, pp.189-96. Full text available


- "C. F. A. VOYSEY", Dekorative Kunst, Illustrierte Zeitschrift für angewandte Kunst,
   Vol. I, 1898, pp.241-256. In German with drawings and photos.


- ALP. "Empfindungen in der angewandten Kunst", Dekorative Kunst, Heft 6, 1898, pp.257-260, and images pp. 261-280.


- ‘Englische Gewerbe-Künstler neuesten Stiles : Voysey,  Ashbee,  Baillie Scott’,
   Illustrirte kunstgewerbliche Zeitschrift für Innendekoration
, IX (Heft 12, 1898), pp.177-184. Full text available


- Horace Townsend,
  The Studio, vol.16, February 1899, pp. 157-164.


- Vallance, A., ‘British decorative art in 1899 and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition’,
  The Studio
(vol.18, 1900), pp.38-49, 185. Full text available.


- Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, 1901,
  C. F. A. Voysey "The Orchard," pp. 181-193 & 194;
     and selected works of  F. W. Bedford and S. D. Kitson (p. 35); W. H. Brierley (p. 55);
     A house at Crowborough, Sussex, reproduced from a Pencil Drawing by R. A. Briggs (p. 59);
     John Cash (p. 62); Walter F. Cave (p. 63); Edward S. Prior (p. 150);
     M. H. Baillie Scott, pp. 157, 159, 161; W. H. Seth-Smith (p. 164 & 165).
     Link for complete PDF version (54 MB) of the Charles Holme book,
     housed at the University of Toronto.
     The pages on "The Orchard" start in the PDF version on p. 231.


- F. H. Newbery 'Morris - Walter Crane - Ashbee - Voysey und die englische Abteilung in Turin 1902',
    Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, Band XI, 1902, p.88, pp. 209-40 (Wallpaper p. 216).
  Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration
, Band XI, 1902 p. 88 (Tapestry) 
  (Scan by the University Library Heidelberg) 

- "An artistic use of white holly", The craftsman, Vol. IV, No. 5 (August 1903), pp. 369-370.


Aymer Vallance, "Some recent work by Mr. C. F. A. Voysey,"
   The Studio, vol. 22, 1904, pp.127-133.


- ‘Some recent designs for domestic architecture’, The Studio (vol.34, 1905), pp.151-2. Full text available.


- P. G. Konody, ‘C.F.A. Voyseys neuere Arbeiten’, Dekorative Kunst (vol.14, 1906), pp.193-8


- Baillie Scott, M. H., "On the Characteristics of Mr. C. F. A. Voysey's Architecture."
  The Studio
, vol 42, October 1907, pp. 19-24.
  Full text on the Victorian Web.
Scan by the University of Heidelberg


- E. J. Horniman's ‘Garden Corner’ designed by C. F. A. Voysey.
  ” The Studio 42, October 1907, pp. 24-25.
     Full text on the Victorian Web.


- Paul George Konody, 'Eine Ausstellung modernen Kunstgewerbes in London', Kunst und Kunsthandwerk,
  Monatszeitschrift XI, 1908, Heft 2, pp. 93-106. In German, with photographs.


- Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.1 (Architectural Review, 1908), pp.28-29, 171-3. Full text available.


- Recent English domestic architecture being a special issue of The Architectural Review,
 edited by Mervin Edmund Macartney, 1908,
pp.167-172 (Volume 4)

- Baillie Scott, M.H., ‘On the characteristics of Mr C.F.A.Voysey's architecture’,
  The Studio
(vol.42, 1908), p.19 (Garden Corner Chelsea).


- The Studio, Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1908 (Scan by the University of Heidelberg):
   The Homestead, Frinton-on-Sea (Exterior & Ground plan), Dining room, Parlour & Bedroom;
   Furniture; Wallpaper; Mantel Register; Metalwork (B 213 to 216); Metalwork (B 230 to 238).

- A. S. Levetus, 'Neuere Arbeiten von C.F.A. Voysey', Kunst und Kunsthandwerk, Monatszeitschrift XII, 1909, Heft 2, pp. 81-88.
  Scan: MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst (Wien) In German.

- H.W. Frahne, ‘Recent English domestic architecure’, Architectural record (vol.25, 1909), pp.259-70.
  Tilehurst image is on p.265, but Voysey is not mentioned in the text.

- Paul Klopfer, "Voyseys Architektur-Idyllen",
  Moderne Bauformen
, vol. 9, 1910, pp. 141-148. In German, with photographs.


- Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.4 (Architectural Review, 1911), pp.167-72. Full text available.

- Casimir Hermann Baer, "C. A. F. Voyseys Raumkunst",
  Moderne Bauformen,
vol. 10, 1911, pp. 247-256. In German, with photographs.

- "Special furniture designed for individual homes: illustrated by the work of C. F. A. Voysey",
The craftsman,Vol. XX, Number 5 (August 1911), pp. 476-486

   Full text available


- Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (vol.31, 1912-1913), (p.166 Littleholme, Guildford, p.170 Lodge Style)


- Moderne Bauformen (vol.12, 1913), pp.217-21. (photos of Littleholme, Kendal & Atkinson's, London)


- Moderne Bauformen (vol.13, 1914), pp.241-44 (photos of Lowicks, Frensham)


- The International Studio (vol.55, 1915), pp.50-1 (Bookplates)


- Sondheim, Moriz, Gesammelte Schriften : Buchkunde, Bibliographie, Literatur, Kunst u.a., 1927, pp.175-6.
   (Comparison between Morris and Voysey) in German

- ‘C.F.A. Voysey: the man and his work’ : the articles in Architect and building news in early 1927. (Voysey Society)


- "My work was never popular ..." : Voysey's speech of thanks on receipt of the certificate. (Voysey Society)

- John Betjeman, "Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, The Architect of Individualism,"
  The Architectural Review, vol. 70, October 1931, pp. 93-96.

Full text available

-P. Morton Shand, "Scenario for a Human Drama. VII. Looping the Loop,"
   Architectural Review, Vol. 77, 1935, pp. 99-102.


- Henry-Russell Hitchcock, "Late Victorian Architecture: 1851-1900,"
   Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Vol. 44, 1937, pp. 1029-1039.


- John Summerson, "Mr. Voysey: Veteran Gold Medallist,"
  The Listener
, 7 March 1940, pp. 479 & 480.


- Nikolaus Pevsner, ‘Charles F. Annesley Voysey’, Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift (vol.50, 1940), pp.343-355. (dutch)

  Full Text available 


- Nikolaus Pevsner, "Charles F. Annesley Voysey,"
  Architectural Review, Vol. 89, 1941, pp. 112-113.


- "Obituary," Architects' journal (vol.93, 1941), pp.124, 126, pp.124,126. Full text available.

- Martin S. Briggs, "VOYSEY AND BLOMFIELD. A Study in Contrast,"
  The Builder, January 14, 1949, pp. 39-42.


- Peter Floud, " The wallpaper designs of C. F. A. Voysey,"
  The Penrose Annual, Vol. 52, 1958, pp. 10-13.


- Summary by John Brandon-Jones on C. F. A. Voysey,
  published in: Ferriday, Peter, Victorian Architecture, London 1963, pp. 267-287.


- Schmutzler, R., Art nouveau (Thames & Hudson, 1964), especially pp.186-9. Partial text available.

- Margaret Richardson, "WALLPAPERS by C. F. A. Voysey (1857-1941),"
   Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Vol. 72, August 1965, pp. 399-403.


- David Gebhard, "C. F. A. Voysey - To and From America,"
   Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 30, 1971, pp. 304-311.


- Craig Farnsworth, "C.F.A. VOYSEY Architect Designer and Artist
                                 A Confluence of Architecture Artistry and Vision" on


- David Gebhard, ‘C.F.A Voysey - to and from America’,
  Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
(vol.30, 1971), pp.304-12.
Only preview at p. 304 and thumbnails preview)


- John Brandon-Jones et al. C.F.A. Voysey: Architect and Designer, 1857-1941. Bradford, Yorkshire: Lund Humphries, 1978.


- Gerda Breuer, Ästhetik der schönen Genügsamkeit oder Arts and Crafts als Lebensform,
  Bauwelt Fundamente 112. In German


- Laura Dean, ‘C.F.A. Voysey: the retrospective career of the "Pioneer of the Modern Movement,"’
  College undergraduate research electronic journal

   of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania (2010).
   Full text available.


 - The Studio. Vol. 11-13. Internet Archives. Web. 29 April 2011. (72 MB !)
       Book contributor:
University of Toronto


- Jack Warshaw, 'Voysey and the Arts and Crafts movement,' The Orchard (no.1, 2012), pp.7-16.
  Full text available.


- Stuart Durant, 'Voysey and Seddon, and the era of his youth', The Orchard (no.1, 2012), pp.17-23.


- Ian Hamerton, 'The evolution of Voysey's architectural clocks and timepieces', The Orchard (no.3, 2014), pp.25-36.


- Tony Peart, 'The furniture designs of C F A Voysey, Part 1: 1883-1898', The Orchard (no.5, 2016), pp. 5-15.

- Tony Peart, 'Furniture designs of C F A Voysey, part 2: 1898-1906', The Orchard (no.6, 2017), pp. 3-15.

- Tony Peart, 'Furniture designs of C F A Voysey, part 3: 1906-1934', The Orchard (no.7, 2018), pp. 3-22.


- Ian Hamerton, 'Development of the lodges on the Norney Grange Estate in Surrey', The Orchard (no.5, 2016), pp. 16-24.


- Richard Hollis, Voysey's last house: Laughton Hills, 1920 and 1935: "Hidden from view", The Orchard (no.5, 2016), pp. 45-52.


- Anthony Bernbaum, 'Voysey's aluminium clocks', The Orchard (no.5, 2016), pp. 68-77.


- David Cole, 'CFA Voysey and Sir Edwin Lutyens - an illustrated architectural comparison', The Orchard (no.8, 2019), pp.24-79.


- George Butlin, 'Voysey's Metalwork', The Orchard (no.9, 2020), pp.63-78.
  (From a 1988 dissertation by Ruth Allford, edited by George Butlin)


-  Bellmore, A., English cottage style homes in America :
    expressions of architectural, technological and cultural innovation, 1889-1929

    (Loyola University Chicago, PhD thesis, 2014), especially pp.53-102.
Full text available.


 - Historic England, Domestic 3: Suburban and Country Houses, Holly Mount, p.17 (Listing Selection Guide). pdf


- Ken Allinson,  Architects and Architecture of London:
        Ken Allinson: Pevsner's opinion about Voysey: "the international style, Pevsner pioneers: all nonsense"

Nikolaus Pevsner saw Voysey as a pioneer of the Modern Movement,
        an attribution that Voysey did not agree with.

         Voysey wrote in a letter to John Betjeman: "I have only applied old tradition to new conditions (...)
        there is nothing new in my architecture, but new thought and feeling."


- The Architectural Review, 24 August, 2015: CFA Voysey (1857-1941), article by James Dunnett
   From his Arts and Crafts roots, did Voysey sow the seeds of Modernism?
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941) is an architect whose reputation has fallen between two stools,
  largely due to an issue of classification: was he or was he not a Pioneer of the Modern Movement?


- Peart, Tony, 'Voysey's Lettering designs', The Orchard, (no.4, 2015), pp.35-45. pdf


- Peart, T., ‘Voysey's tile designs for J.C. Edwards, Ruabon’, The Orchard (no.5, 2016), pp.78-81. Full text available


- Voysey's interiors (Voysey Society)


- Voysey as a designer of furniture (Voysey Society)


- Voysey's fireplaces (Voysey Society)



Writings by Voysey (arranged in date order)

- Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 3rd Series, Vol. 1, 1894, pp. 415-18.
   (Article on Furniture)


- "The Aims and Conditions of the Modern Decorator,"
  A lecture given in Manchester, February 15th, 1895, by C. F. A. Voysey.
  Published in The Journal of Decorative Art, Vol. 15, April, 1895, pp. 82-90.




- "Remarks on Domestic Entrance Halls," by C. F. A. Voysey, The Studio, XXI, 1901, pp. 242-6;
  Scan by the University Library Heidelberg


 - "The Orchard," by C. F. A. Voysey, Architectural Review, Vol. 10, 1901, pp. 32-8.


- "On Art Nouveau," by C. F. A. Voysey, The Magazine of Art, 1904, pp. 211-2.


- Reason as a basis of art (Elkin Mathews, 1906). Full text available (PDF, 2.5MB;
  reproduced with permission from the copy owned by Exeter University Library)
"We find often enough the man with little or no capital seeking the house that would alone be fit for the rich. ... His house must have an imposing front, must show itself to the public as much above the station of the occupier as the dishonest architect can make it." (Voysey, p.16)

"An author may use words, or even sentences taken from great writers, but the fact does not establish his claim to be regarded as a great writer. Why, then, should the architect's reproduction of ancient monuments be regarded as architecture?" (Voysey, p.18)

"Schools must be reformed, and designers trained to think and feel rightly, and encouraged not to copy blindly." (Voysey, p.19)


- "The quality of fitness in architecture and furnishings" by C.F. A. Voysey,
  The craftsman
, Vol. XXIII, Number 2 (November 1912), pp. 174-182 (pdf version)
  "We must recoil from all form of dishonesty ...
    ... then will follow such qualities as simplicity and repose ...
    ... evolve our elevations out of our plans and requirements,
    never making our plans
to fit a preconceived elevation...
    ... Low, long buildings also create a feeling of restfulness and spaciousness...
    ... all ornament is pernicious unless it inspires good thougt and feelings in others.
    ... We are too often afraid to be ourselves, imitating the more wealthy."


- "Individuality," by C. F. A. Voysey, Chapman & Hall, London, 1915,
in Stuart Durant, CFA  VOYSEY, Architectural Monographs No 19, Academy Editions,
        London 1992, pp. 127, 129, 131, 132, 133.


- "Ideas in Things," by C. F. A. Voysey, in: Raffles Davison (editor), The Arts connected with
   Building: Lectures on Craftsmanship and Design
, delivered at Carpenter's Hall, London, 1909.

        10 pages were scanned from Stuart Durant, CFA Voysey, London, 1992,
        pp. 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 125.



- "The English Home," by C. F. A. Voysey, The British Architect,
    Vol. 75, January 27, 1911, pp. 60, 69, 70.


- "The Quality of Fitness in Architecture," by C. F. A. Voysey,
    The Craftsman
, Vol. 23, November, 1912, pp. 174-182.


- "Open Letter to the Royal Institute of British Architects," by C. F. A. Voysey,
    The British Architect, Vol. 78, 1912, pp. 368-369.


- " The Aesthetic Aspects of Concrete Construction," by C. F. A. Voysey,
     The Architect and Engineer, Vol. 57, 1919, pp. 80-82.


- "On Town Planning," Architectural Review, Vol. 46, 1919, pp. 25-26.


- "Self-expression in Art," by C. F. A. Voysey,
    The Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects
, 3. Series, Vol. 30, 1923, p. 211.


- "Tradition & individuality in art", by C.A.F. Voysey, 1923 (published on the website of The Voysey Society)

 - "Some Fundamental Ideas in Relation to Art,"
     by C. F. A. Voysey, Master of the Art Workers' Guild,
      Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects,
Vol. 31, 1924, pp. 303 & 304.


  - "1874 & After," by C. F. Annesley Voysey, Foreword by Sir Edwin Lutyens,
     Arcitectural Review, LXX, 1931, pp. 91 & 92.

     Full text available:

Correspondence between Voysey and Hermann Muthesius : Hermann Muthesius (1861-1927) was a German architect, author and diplomat, perhaps best known for promoting many of the ideas of the English Arts and Crafts movement within Germany. He was the author of Das englische Haus (Ernst Wasmuth, 1904-5).


Article by M. H. Baillie Scott

  - "A Country House," by M. H. Baillie Scott, The Studio, Vol. 19, 1900, pp. 30-37. 
(... central idea of a hall or living-room as the keynote of a home ...)


Article about George Devey

 - Walter H. Godfrey, "The Work of George Devey. - I, II, III."
    Architectural Review, Vol. 21, 1907, pp. 23-30 (I), 83-87 (II), 293-306 (III).

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  Drawings Courtesy of The Royal Institute of British Architects.
  Photographs, drawings, perspectives and other design patterns
at the Royal Institut of British Architects Drawings and Photographs Collection.

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of any of the images featured in RIBApix

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- Voysey

        Video: Richard Havelock – a Voysey voyage of half a century  (2021)

- Victoria & Albert Museum (Photos)

V&A Prints is an online selection of images from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

- Portraits of Voysey at the National Portrait Gallery

- The content of the former Images of England website is housed at the Historic England website.

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8. British Architects and Designers in Voysey's Time


    Charles Robert Ashbee (1863 – 1942) 


  Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 1945)


  William Arthur Smith Benson (1854 – 1924)


                   William Henry Bidlake (1861 –  1938)


     Sir Arthur William Blomfield (1829 – 1899)


     Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (18561942)


      Detmar Jellings Blow (1867 – 1939)


                     Walter Henry Brierley (1862–1926)


  William Burges (1827 – 1881) 


    William Butterfield (1814 – 1900)


  Walter Frederick Cave (1863 – 1939)


  George Devey (1820 1886). Voysey was assistant to Devey in 1880 – 81.


  Christopher Dresser (1834 – 1904)


  Sir Banister Flight Fletcher (1866 – 1953)


                    Harold Herbert Fuller-Clark (1869 – 1934)


   Sir Ernest George (1839 – 1922) and Harold Ainsworth Peto (1854 – 1933)

  Ernest William Gimson (1864 – 1919)


  Edward William Godwin (1833 – 1886)


  Charles Henry Holden (1875 – 1960)


   Archibald Knox (1864  – 1933)


William Richard Lethaby (1857 – 1931)


    Robert Stodard Lorimer (1864 – 1929)


  Thomas Geoffry Lucas (1872 – 1947)


  Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869 1944)


  Sir Mervyn Edmund Macartney (1853 – 1932)


  Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 1928)


   Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851 – 1942)


                  Charles Edward Mallows (1864 – 1915)


                  Arnold Bidlake Mitchell (1864 – 1944)


  William Morris (1834 1896)


  William Eden Nesfield (1835 – 1888)


  William West Neve (18521942)


    Ernest Newton (1856 1922)


                 David Barclay Niven (1864 – 1942)  and Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth (1866 – 1949)


  Richard Barry Parker (1867 – 1947) and Raymond Unwin (1863 - 1940)


  Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812 – 1852)


   Halsey Ralph Ricardo (1854 – 1928)


   Henry Saxon Snell (1831 – 1904)


     Edward Schröder Prior (1852 – 1932)


    Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811 – 1878)


       Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880 – 1960),

               son of George Gilbert Scott Jr. (1839 – 1897),
               and grandson of
Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811 – 1878)


     John Dando Sedding (1838 – 1891)


  John Pollard Seddon (1827 – 1906)


  Richard Norman Shaw (1831 – 1912)


   Arnold Dunbar Smith (1866 – 1933) & Cecil Claude Brewer (1871 – 1918): Mary Ward House, London


    Leonard Aloysius Scott Stokes (1858 – 1925)


  George Edmund Street (1824 – 1881)


    Charles Harrison Townsend (1851 – 1928)


  Francis William Troup (1859 1941)


  Hugh Thackeray Turner (1853 – 1937)


  Philip Webb (18311915)


  Edgar Wood (1860 – 1935) and James Henry Sellers (1861 – 1954)     


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