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Frampton-on-Severn is located in Gloucestershire
 Frampton-on-Severn shown within Gloucestershire
Population 1,200 
OS grid reference
Civil parish Frampton on Severn
District Stroud
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gloucester
Postcode district GL2
Dialling code 01452
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Stroud
List of places
The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal near Frampton-on-Severn

Frampton-on-Severn is a village in Gloucestershire, England. There is a parish council, consisting of nine members. The total population is around 1200.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
    • Hock Cribb 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The village is approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Gloucester, at grid reference SO750080. It lies on the east bank of the River Severn, and on the west bank of the River Frome, from which it takes its name.[1] The village is linked by footpath to the Sharpness Canal.

There is a large Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Much of the village forms part of the Frampton Court Estate, owned by the Clifford family, which is centred on the two principal houses set either side of the Green: Frampton Court, a Palladian house of the early 1730s often attributed to the Bristol architect, John Strahan, and Manor Farmhouse, of the mid-15th century with a contemporary barn. The gardens at Frampton Court have a Gothic orangery and canal in the style of William Halfpenny.

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, along with a hairdressers and the village shop, currently owned by Sharon Honer.


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.

Hock Cribb

Hock Crib is a breakwater situated on the banks of the River Severn near Frampton-on-Severn. Built by Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley in 1739 to defend nearby farmlands from erosion and flooding,[4] the breakwater's existence is acknowledged in numerous archives and records during the 18th century, including tidal defence plans in 1845 and redevelopment plans dating from 1877.[5][6] The breakwater was an often used point of reference for navigation of the river,[7] however it fell into disrepair and disappeared beneath the sandbanks. In December 2013, however, it emerged, and local historians were granted funds from the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society to photograph and study it.[4]


  1. ^ Mills, A. and Room, A. A Dictionary of British Place-names
  2. ^ "The Villages Of The Cotswolds - Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire". The Cotswold gateway. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  3. ^ Victoria County History of Gloucestershire
  4. ^ a b "18th Century River Severn breakwater rediscovered". BBC News. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Report, 1st-2d,. Tidal Harbours Commission. 1845. p. 125. 
  6. ^ D3489/4 1887 - Reports on Hock Crib breakwater, with proposals for further breakwaters or for rebuilding, by G. W. Keeling of Lydney, civil engineer, and Togarmah Rees of Newport (Mon.). The National Archives. 
  7. ^ Institution of Civil Engineers. "Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers" V. p. 306. 

External links

  • Village website
  • Parish council
  • Three Horseshoes Pub, Frampton on Severn
  • Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
  • Victoria County History of Gloucestershire
  • BBC archive film of Frampton from 1978
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