Juniper Hill

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Juniper Hill
Juniper Hill is located in Oxfordshire
Juniper Hill
Juniper Hill
Juniper Hill shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP579324
Civil parish
  • Cottisford
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brackley
Postcode district NN13
Dialling code 01280
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°59′17″N 1°09′29″W / 51.988°N 1.158°W / 51.988; -1.158Coordinates: 51°59′17″N 1°09′29″W / 51.988°N 1.158°W / 51.988; -1.158

Juniper Hill is a hamlet in the civil parish of Cottisford in Oxfordshire. Juniper Hill is just over 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Brackley in neighbouring Northamptonshire.

Juniper Hill was named after the common juniper, Juniperus communis, which originally grew in the area.[1] In 1754 there were only two cottages in the area.[1] However, on the 1841 census there are 16 households in the village, and by 1901 there were 25 households in the village. The local inn, established about 1860, was known as the 'Fox'.[1]

Flora Thompson was born in Juniper Hill in 1876. She fictionalised the hamlet as Lark Rise in her Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy.


  1. ^ a b c Mary D. Lobel (ed.) (1959). "Parishes: Cottisford". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Lobel, Mary D. (ed.) (1959). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6. pp. 103–116.