The comfortable home of William Morris, one of the 20th century’s industrial pioneers and major philanthropists.
Nuffield Place is a rare example of a comfortably-furnished upper middle class home from the mid 20th century. From 1933 to 1963 it was the home of William Morris, an industrial pioneer who founded the Morris Motor Company and brought mass motor manufacturing to Britain. The Morris factory was in Cowley, on the edge of Oxford, and William Morris and his wife bought Nuffield Place up in the Oxfordshire Chilterns at Nuffield near Nettlebed as their country home. Following William Morris’s death in 1963 it was given to Nuffield College in Oxford (founded by Morris, who was ennobled as Lord Nuffield in 1934). The College used it as accommodation for visiting academics for many years and little was changed in the house or grounds. In 2011 it was taken over by the National Trust and opened to the public.
Open 7 days a week, 11am – 5pm, until October 30th. Closed November and December.