Click here to skip to content

Frome School

Frome School

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Vol 38

Item number: 5a

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Frome school. Frome is a large market town located in the south west of England. It is thought to have been established by St Aldhelm in the 9th century. By the 17th century the town had become an important commercial centre for the trade of wool and cloth and many of the town’s buildings were constructed by merchants who had become wealthy from this trade. In the 18th century the centre of the textile industry moved to the north of England and the town began to be known for the quality of its engineering industries such as bell casting and watch making.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: