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About Frampton on Severn

There are village greens and village greens but few can beat the one at Frampton, for sheer size and splendour, the green at Frampton surely remains unbeatable. Surrounded by delightful black and white half timbered cottages and handsome georgian houses, the village green at Frampton has three ponds and a cricket ground all within its 22 acres! The Bell Inn, sited close by assures cricketers and supporters alike of genial company and liquid refreshment following a hard days play.

Reputed as the birthplace of Jane Clifford, Henry 11's mistress, "Fair Rosamund" reputedly poisened by Queen Eleanor in 1177. She is long remembered in Frampton - the village green is famously known as Rosamund's Green.

Frampton Court is the most outstanding house on the green, built in the 1730's for Richard Clutterbuck, a Bristol customs official, it is Palladian in style, and because even if those far off days privacy mattered, the house is almost entirely screened by trees. The grounds to Frampton Court are utterly enchanting, a canal in the grounds is overlooked by an Orangery and graceful Peacocks strut around well manicured lawns.

In the village, a footpath runs across a water-meadow leading to the Church of St. Mary and beside it is the Sharpness Canal which links Gloucester to the River Severn. From this unique vantage point the sight of small sea-going craft within a few feet of the church tower is an occasional attraction.

Many farms and lush pastureland surround this ancient village and there are several hospitable inns in the area - the local towns of stroud and gloucester are within easy reach, both of which provide a number of attractions, e.g. river trips, bowling alley, museums, antique shops and an excellent antique centre. Modern day shopping is taken care of by the several supermarkets to be found in both local towns.

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Early evening playtime on the wettest street in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Slimbridge (20 Pictures) in the county of Gloucestershire

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction S of Frampton on Severn)

A visit to Slimbridge in the county of Gloucestershire not only offers the opportunity to explore a wealth of wildlife habitation, but the chance to savour some of the loveliest scenery in the Shire...

Stained Glass Church Window

Berkeley (29 Pictures) in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction SW of Frampton on Severn)

The town is mostly Georgian, with the most dominant feature being its centuries old castle, surrounded by buttressed walls which are 14 ft-thick in parts...

Victorian day at Painswick, Gloucestershire

Painswick (36 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction E of Frampton on Severn)

The streets of Painswick are narrow and crammed with fine examples of glowing honey coloured stone buildings from all periods..

Hooper Monument

Gloucester (286 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction NE of Frampton on Severn)

Looking at the lively City we see today, it is hard to believe that Gloucester was once a tiny port on the River Severn...

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Bisley (36 Pictures) a Cotswold Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction E of Frampton on Severn)

The village of Bisley is all charm. It has an excellent collection of very fine buildings as well as some interesting local folklore...

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A picture of Frampton Manor

Frampton Manor (1 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)

This is a magnificent timber frame property dating back to the 12th-century, with alterations from between its inception and the.....

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Frampton Court (4 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

Designed by Bristol architect John Strahan and built between 1731 and 1733, Frampton Court is built from Bath stone in the.....

Westbury Court Gardens.  A National Trust property in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire

Westbury Court Garden (24 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.7 km, direction NW)

Only restored Dutch water garden in the country, and reputedly home to England's oldest evergreen oak...

Flaxley Abbey, Flaxley, Gloucestershire. - Once a Cistercian Abbey now a private dwelling

Flaxley Abbey (3 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction NW)

Flaxley Abbey has a long and illustrious history, it was originally built to house a Cistercian order by Roger, Earl of Hereford.....

Painswick Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Painswick Rococo Gardens (34 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction E)

Painswick is a beautiful Cotswold village of mellow golden stone. It is renowned not simply for its Cotswold beauty, but also.....

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle (30 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction SW)

This wonderful historic castle standing a short distance inland from the River Severn estuary has long been associated with the.....

Symond's Yat, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire

The Royal Forest of Dean (7 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction W)

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