Frampton Mansell

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Coordinates: 51°43′18″N 2°06′54″W / 51.7216°N 2.1149°W / 51.7216; -2.1149

St Luke's Church, Frampton Mansell

Frampton Mansell is a small settlement 5 miles ESE of Stroud, in the parish of Sapperton, England. It is situated off the A419 road from Cirencester to Stroud.


Frampton Mansell lies in the valley of the River Frome, from which it takes its name.[1] It was first mentioned, as Frantone, in the Domesday Book. In the 13th century the manor was held by the Maunsell family, from whom the second part of the name is derived.[2]

It also has a village hall and pub together with the canal, river and railway which follow the valley down towards Stroud. The railway viaduct is a well known feature and the occasional steam excursions along the valley are a trainspotter's highlight.

The village was known as Moises Frampton in the Domesday book.[3]

Parish Church[edit]

St Luke's Church in Frampton Mansell was built in 1843 by Lord Bathurst.[4] It is a Neo-Norman conventicle church[clarify] designed by J. Parish. A set of five original stained glass windows within the apse are dedicated to Christ and the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. St Luke's Church is an English Heritage Grade II Listed Building.[5]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D. and Room, A. A Dictionary of British Place-Names
  2. ^ "Victoria County History of Gloucestershire: Sapperton". 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  3. ^ N M Herbert, R B Pugh (Editors), A P Baggs, A R J Jurica, W J Sheils (1976). "Sapperton: Introduction". A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Gloucestershire County Council website Archived 12 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1089675)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 

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