This house, formerly the 'Champneys Arms' inn and London coach office, was built in 1739 by William Bailey, joiner, under lease from Richard Champneys, of Orchardleigh 1739-1989

Champneys Arms, Frome, United Kingdom

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Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) Poet and pre-Raphaelite model, ran a school in this building from April 1853 until March 1854 when the Rossetti family returned to London.

Brunswick Villa, Frome, United Kingdom

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The Boyle Cross This monument, originally a fountain, was erected in 1871 by the Hon. and Rev. R. C. Boyle, rector of Marston Ingot, as a token of his affection for Frome. It was designed by his wife, the Hon. Mrs. E. V. Boyle, artist and author, well-known to the Victorians as E. V. B. The cross, of red Devon marble, weighs a ton and took six months to carve. The sculptor was Joseph Chapman of Frome. The site was given by Richard, 9th Earl of Cork and Orrery, Lord of the Manor of Frome. This plaque, to replace the worn inscriptions, was given by G. H. Boyle, great-grandson of E. V. B., and the Frome Society for Local Study, 1st May 1977. "God's providence is my inheritance"

Boyle Cross, Frome, United Kingdom

This house, built c.1600, sheltered James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, from 28th-30th June, 1685, when Frome people 'called him King as confidently as if he had the crown on his head'. After years of neglect, Monmouth Chambers was restored by Mrs. D. Brown, M.A., M.B.E., of Bristol, in 1992. Assisted by Frome Historic Buildings Trust, Mendip D. C. and English Heritage.

Monmouth Chambers, Frome, United Kingdom

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Sir Benjamin Baker, civil engineer Born in Butts Hill, 31 March, 1840. Died at Pangbourne, Berkshire, 19 May 1907. Designer of the Forth Rail Bridge, opened 4 March, 1890. 'Cool, quiet judgment and a restrained strength were his marked characteristics' 1840-1907

Fire Station, Frome, United Kingdom

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Gentle Street. Paved in its entirety with stone setts and once a major entry, goes back to the origins of Frome in the 7th century. Here St. Aldhelm trod and the Saxons had a look-out. Mediaeval men called it Hunger Lane because of its steepness. Later the Gentle family gave their name to it and the London coach left from the Waggon & Horses Yard. This plaque is given by the Frome Society for Local Study to commemorate the repaving of this historic way by Somerset County Council in 1987. The contractors were Winterbourne Excavations Ltd., of Bristol, and the mason Brian Mahon, assisted by Michael O'Loughlin.

Gentle Street, Frome, United Kingdom

The Blue House An almshouse was founded on this site c1465 by William Leversedge. It was replaced by the present building in 1728 at a cost of £1401.8.94. A free school was incorporated which survived until 1921. The house derives its name from the blue coats worn by the scholars. Statues of an almswoman, Nancy Guy, and a schoolboy, Billy Ball, adorn the facade. To the left of the building are the statues of two maids which came from the Keyford Asylum, built in 1803, demolished 1956. Today this house contains flats for retired people and is managed by trustees. It is a Grade I listed building of national importance.

The Blue House, Frome, United Kingdom

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This building, traditionally associated with the mediaeval chantry chapel of St. Katherine, founded before 1326 and dissolved in 1548, was the home of John Sheppard, cardboard maker, when it was licensed for worship by local Baptists before the erection of their church in 1708. To mark the completion of the restoration of Sheppard's Barton in 1990, this plaque was erected by St. Catherine's Community and Frome Society for Local Study

Sheppards Barton, Frome, United Kingdom

Frome railway station designed by T. R. Hannaford, an assistant to I. K. Brunel, and opened on 7 October 1850. This timber construction is largely unaltered and a rare example of a Brunellian through train shed still used for its original purpose. Listed Grade II.

Railway Station, Frome, United Kingdom

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In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe poet who died in this house, February 20, 1737 Erected by the Frome Society for Local Study on the occasion of the tricentenary of her birth September 11, 1974

Rook Lane House, Frome, United Kingdom

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Clara Grant teacher, educationalist, founder of the Fern Street Settlement, inventor of the Farthing Bundles scheme lived in this house 1875-1885. Born Chapmanslade 21 June 1867 died Bow, East London 10 October 1949

82 High Street, Chapmanslade, United Kingdom

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From 1994 to 2002 This House was the Home of LOIS MAXWELL Actress and Author who played the Role of MISS MONEYPENNY in the first 14 JAMES BOND Films Born Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 14 February 1927. Died Fremantle, W Australia 29 September 2007.

121 Broadway, Frome, United Kingdom