Frampton on Severn lies on the east bank of the River Severn and the west bank of the River Severn. The village is located in Gloucestershire, England, just a 10 miles distance from the ancient city of Gloucester itself.
Most of the village belongs to the Frampton Court Estate, which is owned by the Clifford Family. A manor at Frampton existed already at the time of the Doomsday Book, but most of the fine examples of old houses dated back to Tudor and Georgian times. The village green is with 22 acres allegedly the largest in England and the houses that line the village green are part of a designated conservation area. There are no fewer than three village ponds which inebriated revellers coming out of The Bell Inn and The Three Horse Shoes public houses late at night know only too well.
At either end of the village green there is a Clifford family home: the Palladian house called Frampton Court dates back to around 1730, and Manor Farmhouse dates back to the middle of the 15th century. St Mary of the Virgin, which acts as parish church, has its origins in the 12th century but was consecrated in 1315. The accompanying congregational church wasn’t added until 1769.
A footpath links the village with the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, which runs for the most part parallel with the River Severn, a mighty tidal river that used to form a natural barrier between England and Wales. At 16.5 miles length, an original depth of 18 feet and an original width of 86.5 feet, the Sharpness Canal dates back to the days when building the longest, broadest and deepest canal in the world was all the rage: the late 18th century. It was built at an enormous cost of £440,000 and wasn’t finished until 1827, when the canal was finally declared open for shipping. Vessels up to 600 tons could travel on the canal and travelling on it today it is hard to envisage that the longer of the two locks was 115 feet in length, an enormous achievement of the early 19th century architects, engineers and builders.
If you had been invited on a commercially run pleasure cruiser to enjoy a day on the water, you would expect everything to be ship-shape and safe on board. As a paying guest you would not expect your supposedly professional hosts to run into trouble and crash into either side of the canal embankment because they’d run out of fuel or didn’t know how to steer the boat. If the jolt of the impact, when boat and embankment collided, had thrown you off your feet and you had tumbled down the stairs to the lower deck, you could claim compensation for your injuries with the help of an accident solicitor in Frampton on Severn.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Frampton on Severn?
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their expert advisers. They can allocate your claim to one of their no win fee legal partners. This may or may not be an accident solicitor in Frampton on Severn, but will certainly be a specialist solicitor.
Date Published: 8th August 2013