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In the novel Nemesis, Fallowfield is a girl's school with reputation of being the finest girl's school in England. Elizabeth Temple a fellow passenger on the Famous Houses and Gardens coachtour with Miss Marple happened to the former principal of the school, having just retired about 2 years before the events in the story. Verity Hunt, a girl who became a key figure in the case Miss Marple had to investigate, was a former pupil of Fallowfield. The school is located some 16 miles from the village of Jocelyn St. Mary, itself one of the stops on the bus tour.

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