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Frome, Somerset

Frome is a town and civil parish in northeast Somerset, England. Located at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills, the town is built on uneven high ground, and centres around the River Frome. The town is approximately 13 miles south of Bath, 43 miles east of the county town, Taunton and 107 miles west of London. In the 2001 census, the population was given as 24,510. The town is in the Mendip district of Somerset and is part of the parliamentary constituency of Somerton and Frome.
DistrictMendip
Post townFROME
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST7747
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01373
Population24,050
 

Other names by which Frome, Somerset has been known in the past

Frome Selwood ~ Frome The ~ Froom ~ The Frome ~ Froma

Frome, Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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