William Morris' Birthplace
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William Morris' Birthplace

Designer William Morris was born opposite the fire station here.


Directly opposite the Fire Station here in Clay Street stood Elm House (sadly demolished back in 1898) in extensive grounds. This is where the design genius William Morris was born 24 March 1834.

William Morris was born into a wealthy local pottery family as the third of nine children (and the oldest son) of William and Emma Shelton Morris. In his childhood Morris showed a great passion for all things medieval and a great affinity with nature.

Location: Elm House, 341/343 Forest Road, Walthamstow


More inspiration:

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