The Villages Of The Cotswolds
Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire
Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, lies in the Severn Valley, about 9 miles from
Gloucester and a short distance from the River Severn and
the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.
Frampton on Severn has what is said to be the longest village green in the country, and measures around 22 acres.
The village of Frampton on Severn is a designated Conservation Area and a stroll around the village where buildings range from cruck cottages, usually built from a wattle and daub structure with a thatched roofed to Georgian and Victorian buildings can be seen. The Wool Barn at Manor Farm and a 15th century Tithe Barn at Churchend are also worthy buildings of note.
Frampton Court is an outstanding Palladian styled house loosely based on the architectural designs of the 16th century Italian architect Andreas Palladio and first popularised in Britain by Inigo Jones. Frampton Court was built in the 18th century by John Strahan a former pupil of John Vanbrugh. The house and gardens can be visited, but only on special organised tours.
Frampton Village Green is a nature lovers paradise with wild flowers, and the three village ponds are a haven for wildlife including frogs, dragonflies and birds. Much of Frampton Green is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The village church of Saint Mary's is at the south end of the village green, reached through an avenue of very large horse chestnut trees. The building dates from the early 14th century, but the font is probably from the 12th century.
Cricket is a favourite village pastime and is played here during the summer months, close too the Bell Inn, one of two village pubs. One at each end of the Green
Frampton is said to have been the birthplace of Jane Clifford, mistress of Henry 11, "Fair Rosamund" and the village green is said to be named after her, Rosamund's Green.
The village is off the A38 between Gloucester 9 miles and Stroud 8 miles.
The nearest rail station is at Stonehouse with services operated by First Great Western. and Virgin Trains.
Bus services connecting Frampton on Severn are:
On street parking or at the British Waterways carpark by the Gloucester and Sharpness canal. Please park with care.
- The Bell Hotel
- The Three Horseshoes
- Gilbert Browns Restaurant
- Village stores with Post Office
- Lakefield C of E Primary School
- Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
- Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
- Cotswolds Canals Heritage Centre
- Frampton Court (by arrangement only)
- Highfield Garden Centre