Frome  Somerset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Frome like this:

Frome.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Somerset, on river Frome (an affluent of the Avon), 11 miles S. of Bath by rail and 107 SW. of London -- par., 7092 ac., pop. 11,181; town, 724 ac., pop. 9377; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Frome was formerly called Frome Selwood, from its situation near the forest of Selwood. ...

The river is crossed by a five-arch stone bridge. There are breweries, foundries, wire-card manufactories, and edge-tool works; but the chief industry is the mfr. of broadcloth and other fine woollens. F. returned 1 member to Parliament till 1885.

Frome through time

Frome is now part of Mendip district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mendip has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Frome itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frome, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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