Longwall Street is a street in central Oxford, England. It runs along the western flank of Magdalen College, separated by an imposing and high 15th century stone wall for the length of the street, behind which is the college's deer park. The street is actually named after the old city wall to the west of the street, now largely hidden in the grounds of New College.
In 1902 William Morris (later Lord Nuffield) established his fledgling car business on the site of a disused livery stables in Longwall Street. In 1910 he had new premises built on the site for his Morris Motors LImited with a floor area of 4,400 square feet (410 m2), space for 60 cars and showroom display windows. The premises are neo-Georgian, designed by the architects Tollit and Lee and built of red brick. Production quickly outgrew the site and in 1913 Morris moved it to a new factory in Cowley southeast of Oxford. There is a small display with information about Morris Motors in one of the windows of the former Longwall premises.
The junction with St Cross Road at the north end of Longwall Street, looking south.
View of the Magdalen College wall in Longwall Street.
- Woolley, Liz (2010). "Industrial Architecture in Oxford, 1870 to 1914". Oxoniensia (Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society) LXXV: 94, 95. ISSN 0308-5562.
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