Frampton Mansell

Frampton Mansell: The outfit worn by a large huntsman. Rather too tight across the backside and gut as the owner has generally owned and worn it from when he was at least three trouser sizes thinner. Puts the horse under exceptional strain. See also Hartbury as someone displaying a Frampton will generally respond to to an observation about his Frampton with one single very loud Hartbury.

Hartbury: The sound made when men of a certain age clear their throats before speaking in public. Onomatopoeic. Emphasis on the HART. Method of disapproval, see Frampton Mansell. Only ever used by rich landowners who have no need to purchase their own furniture.


A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.

This is another in the series from my considered in depth research into this esoteric subject.


Frampton Mansell is a village beween Stroud and Cirencester, lovely spot. Hartbury is on the outskirst of Gloucester and is a breeding ground for rugby players for Gloucester.