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- The town of Sandford in Hot Fuzz is a pleasant, quiet, low-crime area where everybody's mostly amenable, in a country-England sort of way. The protagonist, who's originally from London, has a lot of trouble fitting in with the town's ways: he's an action movie protagonist trapped in a Barsetshire. At least, so it seems.
- The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope, set in the 19th century:
- The Warden
- Barchester Towers
- Doctor Thorne
- Framley Parsonage
- The Small House at Allington
- The Last Chronicle of Barset
- The Barsetshire novels of Angela Thirkell, set in the first half of the 20th century, including:
- High Rising
- The Demon in the House
- Pomfret Towers
- The Brandons
- Before Lunch
- Cheerfulness Breaks In
- and many more.
- Pretty much every novel written by Jane Austen.
- The Fairacre novels of Miss Read [Dora Jessica Saint], set in the later 20th century and usually narrated by the local schoolteacher.
- The Thrush Green novels of the same Miss Read, set in the later 20th century and usually narrated in the third person.
- The Mitford novels of Jan Karon.
- The training cruiser in the novel We Joined The Navy is HMS Barsetshire
- The fictional island of Sodor from The Railway Series.
- Jilly Cooper's Rutshire novels are set in one of these.
- Nancy Ahtherton's Aunt Dimity series is mostly set in and around the village of Finch and the nearby market town of Upper Deeping, said to be in the Cotswolds. Dimity Westwood's ghost is an ongoing presence, but she is very well-mannered and largely confines herself to her cottage and her journal.
- British books of etiquette sometimes use "Barsetshire" as a placeholder location when describing how to address the aristocracy, so for instance the section on how to address a Duke will refer to the "Duke of Barsetshire".
- A rare fantastic example, a large number of stories from the Cthulhu Mythos happens in little fictional towns of New England, with many recurring characters (although most of them are driven mad).
- Thomas Hardy set a lot of his novels in "Wessex", which encompassed a big chunk of the UK's south west from Berkshire to Devon.
- Zigzagged in the 2013 novel Cross And Poppy. The setting's a lovely bit of countryside and most of the people are charming. Most. But some of his students try to frame English master Sher Mirza as a pedophile, poison his cat, Eric (who survives), and ultimately attempt murder by arson. And there are funerals as well as christenings.
- Felix Holt, a less well-known novel by George Eliot, is set in the fictional "Loamshire". This then had a further life in British Army training materials, which use "Loamshire Regiment" as the name for a generic military unit. The "Loamshire Regiment" was then used as the original military affiliation of Bulldog Drummond and several characters in Evelyn Waugh works.
- The theme-named county of Midsomer Murders. Considering the murder rate, anyone going there for a quiet, relaxing time is Too Dumb to Live.
- Mercilessly parodied by Craggy Island in Father Ted (it's admittedly an Irish equivalent of this trope).
- Barsetshire resembles the fictional town of Leadworth, hometown of Companions Amy and Rory in Doctor Who.
- Market Shipborough, the setting of Kingdom, is explicitly in Norfolk, but otherwise fits the trope.
- The Archers is set in fictional "Borsetshire".