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George Street is a street in central
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Oxford
,
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England
. It is a shopping street running east–west.


Overview

Its eastern end meets
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Broad Street
at a crossroads with
Cornmarket Street Cornmarket Street (colloquially referred to as Cornmarket or historically The Corn) is a major shopping street and pedestrian zone, pedestrian precinct in Oxford, England that runs north to south between Magdalen Street and Carfax, Oxford, Carf ...
to the south and Magdalen Street to the north. Its western end meets
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at a crossroads with
Worcester Street Worcester Street is a street in west central Oxford Oxford () is a city in England. It is the county town and only city of Oxfordshire. In 2017, its population was estimated at 152,450. It is northwest of London London is the capita ...
. The
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, Oxford's main commercial theatre, is on the north side of the street. For a period, it was the Apollo Theatre but it has regained its earlier name. The Burton Taylor Studio is in Gloucester Street, which runs off the north side of George Street. Number 40 on the north side is the OFS Studio. Gloucester Green bus station is off the north of George Street at the western end. Companies including the
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and Stagecoach in Oxfordshire operate services from here.


History

George Street is outside the formerly walled section of Oxford, running parallel with the medieval wall. Buildings on the south side of the street occupy plots that were formerly part of the defensive ditch outside the wall. The former
City of Oxford High School for Boys The City of Oxford High School for Boys (a.k.a. Oxford High School for Boys and City of Oxford School) was founded in 1881 by Thomas Hill Green to provide Oxford boys with an education which would enable them to prepare for University. History ...
building on the south side of the street was designed by
T. G. Jackson
T. G. Jackson
and built in 1880-81.Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, p. 303 In 1966, the school moved to the Southfields Grammar School site and its former building became the
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Classics Department. Since 2007, the building has housed the University's Faculty of History. W.F. Lucas' ready-to-wear clothing factory on the south side of the street was designed by Harry Drinkwater and built by local contractor T. H. Kingerlee in 1892.Woolley, 2010, page 88 As a factory, 300 employees worked on the site. It is now divided into multiple retail and office premises. The brick buildings of the former fire station and Corn Exchange on the north side of the street were designed by H.W. Moore and built in 1894.Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 324 By 1974, the fire station had moved to
Rewley Road Rewley Road is in the west of central Oxford, England. It is located in St Thomas's parish. History The name derives from Rewley Abbey. A ''Rewley Lane'' (or ''Ruley Lane'') existed in 1538. Oxford Rewley Road railway station used to be locat ...
and its former building had been converted to a community arts centre (The Old Fire Station Arts Centre) run by the charity Oxford Area Arts Council and used occasionally by Anvil Productions, the
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Company, for rehearsals. It has since been the Old Fire Station Theatre and is now the OFS Studio. The present New Theatre was built in 1933. It is the third New Theatre on the site, replacing successive buildings completed in 1836 and 1886. The Ritz Cinema on the north side of George Street was built in 1936. Since then it has changed owners and names a number of times. It is now the
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George Street.ODEON — Oxford George St
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, UK.


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