Makeover for William Morris House

Historic house on Broadway Wimbledon is marking its centenary

A new look for William Morris House

June 5, 2023

To coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the opening of William Morris House in the Broadway Wimbledon, the outside of the house has been refurbished.

The makeover includes new signage and a roundel commemorating the “the local legacy of the designer and socialist William Morris 1834-1896”.

William Morris House is building owned by a co-operative set up in 1922 which at the time involved workers from the Morris & Co. It now provides community meeting rooms for local organisations. The building also has an exhibition of Morris’s work as well as the Wimbledon Suffragettes.

A roundel has been placed on the building
A roundel has been placed on the building

William Morris opened his works Morris & Co in Merton Abbey south Wimbledon in 1881 and he worked there until his death in 1896. During that time Morris produced some of his most celebrated designs including his best-known design the Strawberry Thief which he produced at Merton Abbey in 1883.

A roundel has been placed on the building
The Strawberry Thief

Morris & Co closed their works in Merton Abbey 1940

Morris was also the founding father of the Arts & Craft movement which left a local design legacy in the Merton Park area of Wimbledon. St Mary’s Church in Merton Park contains stained glass windows made by the organisation.

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