Frampton-Cotterell (St. Peter)

FRAMPTON-COTTERELL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Chipping-Sodbury, Upper division of the hundred of Langley and Swinehead, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 miles (W. by S.) from Chipping-Sodbury; containing, with the hamlet of Wickwick, 1991 inhabitants. This place derives its name from being situated on the river Frome, and from Cotel, the name of an ancient proprietor, whose family were possessed of the manor until 1245. The parish comprises about 1400 acres, principally laid out in pasture; it is intersected by the road from Bristol to Sodbury, and is distant about two miles from the railroad between Bristol and Gloucester. The soil is in some parts a red grit, and in others a deep clayey loam; the surface is undulated, and the scenery varied and picturesque. The manufacture of hats, which is extensively carried on, affords employment to a great part of the population; and there are some coal-pits and stonequarries in full work. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 16. 0½., and in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort: the tithes have been commuted for £530. 10., and the glebe comprises 60 acres. The church is in the later English style. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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