FRAMPTON COTTERELL, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"FRAMPTON COTTERELL, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Langley, county Gloucester, 4 miles W. of Chipping-Sodbury, and 7 N.E. of Bristol, its post town. The Yate station, on the Bristol and Birmingham line of railway, is about 3 miles to the N.E. of the village. The parish is situated on the river Frome, and includes the tything of Wick-Wick. The stone-quarries and collieries are extensively worked. The manufacture of hats affords employment to a great part of the population. The land is principally pasture, and the scenery varied and picturesque. The soil is in parts a red grit, and in others a deep clayey loam.
The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £520. The church is a stone edifice of ancient date, with fine tower, having a spire at one angle and small pinnacles on the other three. It is dedicated to St. Peter. The charities produce about £3 per annum. The Independents, Wesleyans, and Reformed Methodists have each a chapel. There are both National and British schools for both sexes. In the parish is a private lunatic asylum. George Enough, Esq., is lord of the manor."
"WICK-WICK, a hamlet in the parish of Frampton-Cotterell, county Gloucester, 4 miles W. of Chipping-Sodbury."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]