Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Mary the Virgin's Church, Frampton on Severn (1) (46k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Frampton on Severn (2) (36k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Frampton on Severn (3) (32k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Frampton on Severn (4) (37k) St Mary the Virgin's Church, Frampton on Severn (5) (28k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mary the Virgin's Church, Frampton on Severn
St Mary the Virgin's Church (link to Church's website)
Church End, GL2 7EH,
Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire.


This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1315, and we understand it is still open.

St Mary the Virgin's Church is a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

It was consecrated in 1315, is largely 14th century, with 15th century chapels, tower and porch; but has the honour of being restored twice in the Victorian era - about 1850 by Francis Niblett, and again 1868-70 by Henry Woodyer.

The leaden font, described as "Romanesque", and probably mid to late 12th century by the aforementioned website is believed to be one of six in Gloucestershire cast from the same mould. The others which are known about are at Tidenham, Sandhurst, Siston, and Lancaut, the latter now in the Lady Chapel in Gloucester Cathedral. It is not yet known where the other one is.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 4] The Inscription on the Window reads:

This Window is erected to the Memory / of Anne widow of Thomas WATTS
Surgeon of Frampton on Severn / who died Augt. 8th. 1883 aged 95 Years[1]


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO7435106943. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Last updated on 26 Oct 2016 at 10:54.

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