Longwall Street

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View north along Longwall Street.
Longwall Street is located in Oxford city centre
Longwall Street
Location of Longwall Street within central Oxford

Longwall Street is a street in central Oxford, England. It runs for about 300 metres along the western flank of Magdalen College. A high, imposing 15th century stone wall separates the college from the street along its entire length. Behind part of the wall 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.

Holywell Street and St Cross Road form a junction with the northern end of the street. The High forms a junction with the southern end.

Morris Motors[edit]

In 1902 William Morris (later Lord Nuffield) established his fledgling car business on the site of a disused livery stables in Longwall Street.[1] 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.[1] The premises are neo-Georgian, designed by the architects Tollit and Lee and built of red brick.[1] Production quickly outgrew the site and in 1913 Morris moved it to a new factory in Cowley, southeast of Oxford.[2] There is a small display with information about Morris Motors in one of the windows of the former Longwall premises.



  1. ^ a b c Woolley 2010, p. 94.
  2. ^ Woolley 2010, p. 95.


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Coordinates: 51°45′14″N 1°14′55″W / 51.7539°N 1.2485°W / 51.7539; -1.2485