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Did you know that Lark Rise to Candleford author Flora Thompson based Fordlow on the Oxfordshire village of Cottisford where she went to school? Or that Lark Rise was modelled on Juniper Hill? Landmarks in the two settlements south of Brackley that admirers of the novels (and TV versions) can still spot include St Mary’s Church and The Wagon and Horses (now a private house, once The Fox Inn).

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