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Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (C.F.A.) [1857-1941. UK. Architect/Furniture/Wallpaper/Textile Designer]


Charles Francis Annesley Voysey [also known as C.F.A. Voysey] was one of the lea… subscribers only

Photograph of C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941)

Photograph of C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941)


1. Betjeman, John. 'Charles Annesley Voysey' in Edwardian Architecture and its Origins. Edited by Alastair Service. London: The Architectural Press Ltd., 1975 pp. 152-160 [Originally written by Betjaman in 1931]

2. Brandon-Jones, John. Voysey: architect and designer 1857-1941 London: Lund Humphries, 1978

3. C.F.A. Voysey: decorative design. Glasgow, Scotland: Hunterian Art Gallery, 1993

4. Carruthers, Annette and Greensted, Mary. Good citizen’s furniture: the Arts and crafts collections at Cheltenham. Cheltenham, England: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums in association with Lund Humphries, 1994

5. Cross, A.J. Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian Pottery and Tiles. London: Richard Dennis, 1980

6. Directory of British Architects 1834-1914. Compiled by Antonia Brodie, et al. Volume 2: L-Z. London; New York: British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects/Continuum, 2001

7. Durant, Stuart, et al. C.F.A. Voysey: Designs for Tompkinson & Adam Carpets. London, England: The Fine Art Society/Haslam & Whiteway/H. Blairman & Sons, 2013

8. Durant, Stuart. The decorative designs of C. F. A. Voysey from the Drawings Collection, the British Architectural Library, the Royal Institute of British Architects. New York, NY: Rizzoli, 1990

9. From East to West: textiles for G.P. & J. Baker London: G.P. & J. Baker, 1984

10. Gebhard, David. C. F. A. Voysey, architect. Los Angeles, California: Hennessey & Ingalls, 1975.

11. Gray, A. Stuart. Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary.   London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., 1985

12. Hitchmough, Wendy. C.F.A. Voysey London: Phaidon, 1995 [This contains a full list of Voysey’s architectural commissions]

13. Hitchmough, Wendy. The Homestead. Frinton-on-Sea: C.F.A. Voysey London: Phaidon, 1994

14. Hyde, Matthew and Whittaker, Esmé. Arts and Crafts houses in the Lake District. London: Francis Lincoln Limited, 2014

15. Jones, John Brandon. C.F.A. Voysey, a memoir. London, England, Architectural Association, 1957

16. Livingstone, Karen. The bookplates and badges of C.F.A. Voysey. Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2011 [ISBN: 1851496408 / 1-85149-640-8]

17. Livingstone, Karen. V&A pattern: C.F.A. Voysey. London: Victoria & Albert Museum Publications, 2013 ISBN: 1851777334 / 1-85177-733-4

18. Macauley, James; Bosley, Edward R.; and Hitchmough, Wendy. Arts & crafts houses II : Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hill House, C.F.A. Voysey, the Homestead, Greene and Greene, Gamble House. London, England: Phaidon Press, 1999

19. Royal Institute of British Architects. Drawings Collection. Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: C.F.A. Voysey. Farnborough, England: Gregg, 1976

20. Schofield, Alice Shirley. C.F.A. A Century of Voysey's Buildings at Whitwood Castleford, England: Alice Shirley Schofield, 1997. [ISBN-10: 095191622X / ISBN-13: 978-0951916223]

21. Service, Alastair. The Architects of London and their buildings from 1066 to the present. London: The Architectural Press, 1979

22. Simpson, Duncan. C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality. London: Lund Humphries, 1979

23. Stamp, Gavin. The English House 1860-1914. Catalogue of an exhibition of photographs and drawings. London: InternationalArchitect and the Building Centre Trust, 1980 pp. 36-38

24. Stanford, Caroline. Winsford Cottage Hospital. The story of a late-Victorian cottage hospital. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: The Landmark Trust, 2020 [Winsford Cottage Hospital was designed by C.F.A. Voysey]


Academic theses about C.F.A. Voysey and his work. The C.F.A. Voysey Society 

Archival material relating to C.F.A. Voysey at the British Architectural Library 

Art Institute of Chicago 



Articles about C.F.A. Voysey. The C.F.A. Voysey Society 

Articles by C.F.A. Voysey. The C.F.A. Voysey Society 


Books about C.F.A. Voysey. The C.F.A. Voysey Society 

Books by C.F.A. Voysey. The C.F.A. Voysey Society 

British Listed Buildings - Contains over 190 references to architectural work by C. F. A. Voysey 

C.F.A. Voysey Designs for Tompkinson & Adam Carpets 

Catalogues and exhibitions of the work of C.F.A. Voysey. The C.F.A. Voysey Society 

Country Life Picture Library 

David Brady. ‘Architecture: Heart-shaped stamp of an obsessive individualist: From houses to spoons, C F A Voysey's designs have a clarity that appeals to the modern eye’ The Independent 26 January 1994 

Historic England - 182 entries on C.F.A. Voysey 

J. Heseltine. Voysey, C(harles) F(rancis) A(nnesley). Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

M. S. Briggs, ‘Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (1857–1941)’, revised by Wendy Hitchmough, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online. [Subscription service] 

Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951 

Museum of Modern Art, New York 

National Art Library Catalogue 

National Portrait Gallery, London 

OpenBibArt. History of Art Bibliography 

The Victorian Web 

The Voysey Society 

UK Modern House 

Victoria & Albert Museum 

Wikimedia Commons 

Wikimedia Commons 


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