Friends of Flora Thompson


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A web site sponsored by present-day residents of Cottisford (Fordlow) and Juniper Hill (Lark Rise) who share with many people round the world a warm affection for Flora Thompson as revealed by her writings.


The Parish is not greatly changed since Flora’s time - about a dozen new houses have been built, but the population is still well under 200. Although Watford Cottage, where Flora Timms was born, was swept away long ago several of the places she described in Lark Rise can still be identified - the End House; Queenie’s Cottage; the former Fox Inn (Wagon and Horses); the School; the Farm (in Fordlow); the Rectory; Cottisford House where Squire Rousby (Mr Bracewell) lived; and St Mary’s Church. All of these buildings are now private dwellings except, of course, for the small church.