Variant name of place


Geographic position

51.2279° N, 2.3215° W


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General note

Frome is located south of Bath on the eastern side of Somerset County in southwestern England. The name Frome is derived from an Old English word meaning fair or brisk, which was used to describe a local river. Starting in the 14th century, Frome became known for its wool production, an industry that would flourish well into the eighteenth century. In a letter written from Frome to Nathaniel Whitaker, John Kingdon writes about a group of Protestant dissenters who meet in Croscomb, and are interested in hearing Occom preach.