Frome, Somerset

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Frome is a town in Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Frome within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Frome in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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 in the Domesday Book

A village in Frome hundred, in the county of Somerset.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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