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

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
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 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] but on the 1841 census there are 16 households in the village, and by 1901 25. The local inn, established about 1860, was 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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 readingEdit

  • 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)