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Canon Frome

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"FROOME (CANON), a parish in the hundred of RADLOW, county of HEREFORD, 6 miles (N. W. by N.) from Ledbury, containing 105 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £4. 13. 4., endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Rev. John Hopton. The church is dedicated to St. James. The river Froome bounds the parish on the north." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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Bibliography

  • Helme, Judy - Hops 'n' Hoptons - A History of Canon Frome, Herefordshire.
    Published as a limited edition in 2001, and digitally printed by Parchment (Oxford) Ltd, this 120-page booklet may be available by Inter-Library Loan. There are brief summaries of pre-history, the Roman period, and Medieval times but most of the book relates to the past 200 years. Its chapter headings are:-
    • Canon Frome Village, pp4-20
    • Canon Frome Court and the Hoptons, pp21-33
    • Canon Frome School, pp34-43
    • Canon Frome Court & The Windflower Housing Association pp44-54
    • The Church of St James, pp55-60
    • Heath and Home, pp61-107
    • Remember When...? 108-119.
    There is also a copy of the 1838 Tithe Map, showing fields and principle residences.
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Directories

  • Transcription of section of Post Office Directory of Herefordshire for Canon Frome in 1863, by Barbara Haner.
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Historical Geography

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Maps

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