Juniper Hill

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Juniper Hill
Juniper Hill is located in Oxfordshire
Juniper Hill
Juniper Hill
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP579324
Civil parish
  • Cottisford
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBrackley
Postcode districtNN13
Dialling code01280
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
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.

References[edit]

  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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Lobel, Mary D. (ed.) (1959). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 6. pp. 103–116.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)