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Historic jewellers in Oxford to close

A jewellers which dates back centuries is to close.

'Rowell of Oxford' say a lack of footfall in the city centre means it will shut its doors on Christmas Eve. Just last week, staff at department store, Boswells, were also told it'll close in 2020.

Rowell of Oxford is to close Credit: ITV Meridian

Rowell of Oxford has produced jewels for royalty and a tea set for a former prime minister.

Stephen Pritchard told us why they've decided to shut.

It's not the only historic shopping landmark about to disappear from Oxford.

Boswell's department store has also announced it plans to close after 280 years of trading.

Rowell of Oxford has produced jewels for royalty Credit: ITV Meridian

Cary Johnston has this report.