Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


Unusual U.K. place names19. – Framilode

FRAMILODE, Gloucestershire

On the Severn’s Bank

The Tidesman* opens the lock

for the passing trows**


*Tidesman is a lock-keeper

**Trow is a flat-bottomed barge-like boat about 70Ft long for hauling cargo

The name Framilode means Frome crossing.