Northmoor Road

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Northmoor Road is a road in North Oxford, England. It runs north-south parallel to and east of the Banbury Road. At the northern end is a junction with Belbroughton Road and to the south is a junction with Bardwell Road, location of the Dragon School. Linton Road crosses the road east-west about half way along.

St Andrew's Church, established in 1907, is on the southeast corner of the junction with Linton Road. Just to the north is Northmoor Place, a row of newer terrace houses. Most of the houses in Northmoor Road are substantial detached residences, built between 1899 and 1930. Many of the earliest houses at the southern end were designed by Harry Wilkinson Moore (1850–1915).

Notable residents

The most famous resident of Northmoor Road was the Oxford academic and author J. R. R. Tolkien."Northmoor Road". In Humphrey Carpenter, J.R.R. Tolkien: A biography. George Allen & Unwin, 1977, pages 153–160. ISBN 0-04-928037-6. He lived at No. 22 in 1926–30 and then a larger house at No. 20 in 1930–47. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and most of The Lord of the Rings while living at 20 Northmoor Road.Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion & Guide (Houghton...
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