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From New Town To Trinity Walk

12th May 2023 @ 14:00 - 15:15

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One event on 14th May 2023 at 2:00pm

old aerial photo of Frome

In the late seventeenth century, at the height of the prosperity from the wool industry, it was decided to expand Frome to the north-west.

The result was New Town – more than 300 houses built during the next half-century in an early example of a planned grid pattern.

About half the area – now called Trinity – was demolished in the 1960s, but then its historical importance as a rare surviving example of early industrial housing was recognized and the remaining houses were saved and restored at a cost of £4 million.

Take a step back through the centuries on this 75 minute walk to learn about the area and the people who inhabited it.

Access: steep gradients.

Meet outside Frome Library.


Outside Frome Library
Justice Lane
Frome, BA11 1BE
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