02 Aug Focus on Frome
Following our recent merger with Peter Bennett Surveys, we are carrying out an increasing number of surveys and valuations in the historic market town of Frome. Highlighted as one of the Times ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’, Frome has a wealth of history and culture including over 350 listed buildings, more than any other town in Somerset.
The majority are built from locally quarried Forest Marble, which is an extremely durable stone and one of the reasons why Frome has so many surviving buildings of interest. Chimney stacks are commonly constructed of brick being more fire resistant than stone and the red brick chimney stacks add to the town’s warm red/brown coloured roofscape.
Since the late 1970s, £1.8 million of grant aid has been put into restoring and regenerating the much loved listed buildings ensuring that the distinctive heritage of the town continues.