River Frome, Herefordshire

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River Frome at Rowden Mill - geograph.org.uk - 955496.jpg
The river at Rowden Mill
River Frome, Herefordshire is located in Herefordshire
River Frome, Herefordshire
Mouth shown within its county, Herefordshire
CountryUnited Kingdom
County/Unitary AuthorityHerefordshire
Physical characteristics
MouthRiver Lugg
 - location
facing parish of Hampton Bishop, the eastern approach to the city of Hereford
 - coordinates
52°03′40″N 2°38′06″W / 52.061°N 2.635°W / 52.061; -2.635Coordinates: 52°03′40″N 2°38′06″W / 52.061°N 2.635°W / 52.061; -2.635
Basin features
 - rightRiver Lodon or Lodon Brook
etymology(to be discussed)

The River Frome is a river in Herefordshire, England. It flows through Bromyard, and Bishops Frome. Immediately below the depopulated village of Stretton Grandison its tributary, the river or brook named the Lodon, joins it. It then flows west, past Yarkhill and the farmstead or locality of Prior's Frome before its confluence with the Lugg (which skirts the north side of Hereford here) at Hampton Bishop about 2 miles (3.2 km) before the latter joins the Wye.

The river gives its name to hamlets on the high ground to the east: Halmond's Frome, Fromes Hill and Castle Frome.

In 2007, like many other rivers in England, the Frome burst its banks. This occurred at places including lower parts of Bromyard, causing homes to be evacuated. A smaller scale recurrence occurred in April and July 2012.

See also[edit]


Hereford and Leominster, Bromyard and Ledbury (OS Landranger Map Series) (B2 ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2007, ISBN 978-0-319-22953-8

External links[edit]

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