Cornmarket Street, Oxford

Cornmarket Street, Oxford

Cornmarket Street (aka Cornmarket or The Corn, for short) is a major pedestrian thoroughfare in Oxford, sided by Carfax Tower in the north and Magdalen Street in the south. The street was pedestrianised in 1999.

To the east it has the small Golden Cross arcade of small jewellery and craft shops in a historic courtyard, leading to the Covered Market. To the west is the indoor Clarendon Shopping Centre that connects an L-shape to Queen Street.

26–28 Cornmarket is a 14th-century timber-framed building, surviving half of the New Inn completed in 1386. It belongs to Jesus College and was investigated and restored in 1983.

The largest department store in Oxford at 50 Cornmarket Street was established in 1738 by Boswells of Oxford. In 1928 the shop opened a new main entrance on Broad Street, but still retains an entrance on Cornmarket.

The tower of the Church of England parish church of St Michael at the Northgate is the oldest building in Oxford. It is of Saxon origin and dates back to cc. 1000–1050. The church was named after the medieval gate of Oxford's city walls that spanned the north end of Cornmarket.
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Sight Name: Cornmarket Street
Sight Location: Oxford, England (See walking tours in Oxford)
Sight Type: Shopping
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