Framilode History

Lying on the banks of the River Severn, Framilode was the entrance to the Stroudwater canal. This was a busy village when 70ft long trows travelled from the Severn to Stroud, London and further.

Here the Severn Bore, a wall of water which travels up the river can be viewed and in season, elvers, a local delicacy, can be scooped out of the river.
St. Peter’s church was consecrated in 1854 and is a beautiful building of the early Victorian church design, incorporating various nautical motifs – the weather vane is a salmon.

The Stroudwater canal was built using local clay for bricks and now the former warehouses have been turned into homes and the community once comprising watermen and their families now has different owners and interests.