Frampton-on-Severn


Frampton-on-Severn

Frampton-on-Severn is a village in Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the east bank of the River Severn, approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Gloucester, at gbmapping|SO750080. There is a parish council, consisting of nine members. The total population is around 1200. The village is linked by footpath to the Sharpness Canal.

The Domesday Book mentioned the manor of Frampton in 1089. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was consecrated in 1315 but partly dates from the 12th century, while the congregational church was built in 1769.

There is a large village green, 22 acres (89,000 m²) in size and reputedly the longest in England. [cite web | url=http://thecotswoldgateway.co.uk/villages_frampton-on-severn.htm | title=The Villages Of The Cotswolds - Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire | publisher=The Cotswold gateway | accessdate=2008-03-08] There is a designated Conservation Area around the green, including Tudor and Georgian houses, and the village also has a Site of Special Scientific Interest, including much of the Frampton Court Estate, the largest local land-holder.

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal runs to the west side of the village and the green has three ponds. There are two pubs on The Green: The Bell Inn and The Three Horse Shoes.

References

External links

* [http://www.framptononsevern.com/html/village_web_site.html Village website]
* [http://www.framptononsevern.org/ Parish council]


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