Frome (1), Somerset Location Map
  Cheap Street, Frome, Somerset, England   Frome, Somerset.

Frome, pronounced 'Froom', is a small market town in Somerset just north of the Wiltshire border. It has one of the most attractive narrow street areas in Somerset with, perhaps, Cheap Street being the most famous.

Off limits to vehicular traffic Cheap Street is paved and has a small watercourse running down the centre. This watercourse emanates from a spring in the churchyard at the top of the street.


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  Church of St. John the Baptist, Frome, Somerset, England   Frome, Somerset.

The Church of St. John the Baptist was built in stages between 1150 and 1450 with some later, rather elaborate, Victorian modifications.

It has an unusual clock and a sundial on the south face of the tower and the spring that feeds the watercourse in Cheap Street rises in this churchyard.


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  The Market Place, Frome, Somerset, England   Frome, Somerset

The Market Place seen from the bottom of Stony Street with the Market Cross visible on the right of the road in the shadow sticking up above a yellow van.



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  Catherine Hill, Frome, Somerset, England   Frome, Somerset

Walking up Stony Street and turning right brings us to Catherine Hill another of Frome's narrow cobbled streets. There are plenty of small shops for those who like browsing such things.



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  Cley Hill, Warminster, Wiltshire, England   Warminster, Wiltshire

About five miles east of Frome, and over the Somerset border into Wiltshire, is Cley Hill which is two miles this side of Warminster. The hill is just under 800 feet high and the sides are moderately steep. One can compensate for that by zig-zagging back and forth along the sides which is basically what the footpath does.



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