Place:Cottisford, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesCottesfordsource: spelling variant
Juniper Hillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.979°N 1.14°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoPloughley Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Bicester Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Ploughley Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Cottisford is a village and civil parish in the Cherwell District of Oxfordshire, England, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Brackley in neighbouring Northamptonshire. The parish's northern and northwestern boundaries form part of the boundary between the two counties. The parish includes the hamlet of Juniper Hill about 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Cottisford. The 2011 UK census recorded the parish's population as 216.

The village stands beside Crowell Brook, which is a stream that passes the villages of Hethe, Fringford and Godington before entering Buckinghamshire where it becomes part of Padbury Brook, a tributary of the Great Ouse.

The author Flora Thompson (1876–1947) grew up in Juniper Hill and was a pupil at Cottisford School. She wrote the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy of novels, in which she modelled the village of "Fordlow" on Cottisford.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cottisford. Includes a description of the manor and other large estates in the parish over the centuries, the parish church, and a short summary of the social and economic history of the parish.

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