Fromes Hill

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Fromes Hill is located in Herefordshire
Fromes Hill
Location of Fromes Hill in Herefordshire

Fromes Hill is a small hamlet in Herefordshire, England. The population is around 350, with most of the residences along the main A road or to the sides of it. Fromes Hill is known as a Linear Settlement.

The hamlet has a pub, a restaurant, an ex army store and a church.

Fromes Hill lies about 15 miles (24 km) east of Hereford, 7 miles (11 km) north of Ledbury and 18 miles (29 km) west of Worcester. Local agriculture includes apples (cider), wheat, grains and hops. The Bosbury Cider Festival draws upon Fromes Hill to provide the excellent cider produced and sold at the festival. Most of the cider and wine is produced at the Frome Valley Vineyard.

Fromes Hill's postcode is HR8.

Fromes Hill Hillclimb[edit]

From 1904–1907 Fromes Hill was the location of an international hill climb.[1]

  • On 30 August 1904, the main event was won by E.V. Fielder, who averaged 11.8 mph in his Wolseley 6 hp.[1]
  • On 17 June 1905 the event was run over a 1,289-yard course and was won by M.H. Orr-Ewing, driving a Daimler 28/36 hp.[1]
  • On 24 May 1906 the Frome's Hill, "Open" event used the 1,289-yard course and was won by a Daimler 30/40 hp.[1]
  • On 3 May 1907 the 1289 yard "Open" was won by a Daimler 35 hp.[1]
  • In possibly another 1907 event the Fastest Time of the Day was set by Algernon Lee Guinness (ALG) driving his 1905 Darracq model 200 which was equipped with a 25,422cc V8 engine and had been designed for an attempt on the Land Speed Record.[2]

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Coordinates: 52°06′58″N 2°28′01″W / 52.116°N 2.467°W / 52.116; -2.467