Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Oxford

An ancient and picturesque university city, Oxford is the second oldest university in Europe. 

Situated on the Rivers Cherwell and Thames (the latter known locally as the Isis), Oxford was the Royalist's headquarters during the English Civil War, and the seat of Charles the First’s parliament.

William R Morris

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William Morris’ first commercial premises, making, selling and repairing bicycles and motorcycles.

Location
48 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AP

Date
1901 - 1908

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The Morris Garage

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The site on which William Morris designed and built his first car, and where the first Morris Garages cars were made.

Location
Old Morris Garages, 100a Holywell Street, later designated 21 Longwall Street, Oxford, OX1 3SX.

Date
1902 - 1976

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Morris Radiators Branch

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An important component supplier for Morris Motors and, briefly, a site of M.G car production.

Location
Between the Oxford Canal and Woodstock Road, Oxford, accessed via Bainton Road.  Today, the land is part of the Waterways Development, Oxford OX2. 

Date
1923 - 2001. 

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