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The Frome, Dorset

Historical Description

Frome, The, a river of Dorsetshire. It rises in the Downs near Corscomb, not far from the boundary with Somerset, and runs about 35 miles south-eastward past Maiden-Newton, Frampton, and Stratton, to Dorchester, and eastward thence past Wansford and Wareham to Poole harbour. It receives numerous small affluents, and is largely augmented by the Piddle.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.