Monday, February 15

Frome


We've enjoyed a relaxing weekend in the town of Frome. It's an old town able to date its history back to at least the 7th Century. Much of the town consists of grey stone buildings which seem to be scattered rather randomly across the hills of a shallow river valley. I've read that it has more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset.


Many of these buildings date from the prosperous cloth industry that began in the 14th Century and peaked in the 17th Century. Perhaps the most notable building in the area is the dramatic parish church of St John the Baptist, set in brown stone on a hill overlooking the town. It was founded by monks that settled in the area in 685AD.


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Location:Frome,United Kingdom

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