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Photo Album Six

THE COCKEY LEGACY
The Cockey Family moved to Frome in the 1680's and set up a metal foundry. A number of their church bells can be found in churches in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. In 1831 Frome became one of the first smaller towns to have mains gas and the Cockey's made gas fittings and later street furniture including street lamps. Today there are over 80 of these listed street lamps surviving in Frome.
 

ADDERWELL
Both of these lamps can be found in different parts of Adderwell Road.


 

AVENUE ROAD & BATH ROAD
Left pic: this lamp is in Avenue Road. Right pic: can be found in a private garden in Bath Road.



BLIND HOUSE LANE & CASTLE STREET
Left pic: Blind House Lane goes from St John's Church to Christchurch Street East. Right pic: This lamp is partway along Castle Street.


 

CASTLE STREET & CATHERINE HILL
Left pic: located on Castle Street as it slopes down towards the town. Left pic: sits on Catherine Hill at the bottom of Sheppards Barton steps.



CATHERINE HILL & CATHERINE STREET
Left pic: the middle of Catherine Hill on the edge of the High Pavement. Right pic: found at the end of Phoenix Terrace in Catherine Street.


 

CHAPEL BARTON & CHEAP STREET
Left pic: perched on the edge of the tiny chapel in the Zion Church grounds. Right pic: A graceful arched lampholder between the banks in Cheap Street.



CHEAP STREET & CHERRY GROVE
Left pic: another graceful arch part way up Cheap Street. Right pic: Hidden away on a path between Cherry Grove and Lower Keyford.


 

CHRISTCHURCH STREET EAST & CROWN GARDENS
Left pic: can be seen opposite H&B Tyres. Right pic: Tucked away in Crown Gardens in Keyford.



GARSTON ROAD
Left pic: standing proudly amongst all the new houses in Garston Road. Right pic: In a private garden which is just visible in the previous photo.


 

GENTLE STREET
Left pic: situated midway up Gentle Street. Right pic: nearly at the top of Gentle Street.



GOREHEDGE & GOULDS GROUND
Left pic: in a very poor state on the island at Gorehedge. Right pic: built into the wall at Goulds Ground.


 

GOULDS GROUND & GREAT ELM
Left pic: can be found right at the end of Goulds Ground. Right pic: the only lamp outside of Frome next to a farm at Great Elm.



HIGH STREET & INNOX HILL
Left pic: this lamp is in the High Street. Right pic: this is the first of four lamps found on Innox Hill.


 

INNOX HILL
Two more lamps found on Innox Hill.



INNOX HILL & KEYFORD GARDENS
Left pic: this is the fourth lamp on Innox Hill. Right pic: this lamp in Keyford Gardens is tucked behind The Crown Inn.


 

KEYFORD PLACE & KEYFORD TERRACE
Left pic: located in Keyford Place. Right pic: this lamp is halfway up Keyford Terrace.



LANSDOWN PLACE & LONG GROUND
Left pic: very handsomely sited at Lansdown Place . Right pic: the first of three lamps in Long Ground.


 

LONG GROUND
These two lamps are found near the bottom of Long Ground on either side of the road.



LOWER KEYFORD
These two lamps were to be found at Lower Keyford, although the right hand one has now disappeared.


 

LOWER KEYFORD & LYNFIELD ROAD
Left pic: recently recorded this lamp is at Lower Keyford. Right pic: this lamp is near the entrance of Lynfield Road walk.



NAISHS STREET & NEW BUILDINGS LANE
Left pic: this lamp is tucked against a house in Naishs Street. Right pic: this lamp in New Buildings Lane is near the Old Nunnery.


 

PALMER STREET & PORTWAY
Left pic: situated on the High Pavement above the road. Right pic: sited on the walkway beside the Portway Methodist Chapel.



REDLAND TERRACE
Left pic: sited at the start of Redland Terrace near the Cooperage. Right pic: partway along Redland Terrace.


 

RODDEN ROAD & ROOK LANE
Left pic: set behind the houses, this lamp is in very poor repair. Right pic: this lamp is fixed on the wall of Rook Lane Chapel.



ROSSITERS HILL & SELWOOD ROAD
Left pic: as you climb Rossiters Hill this lamp is above the right hand pavement. Right pic: this is tucked against the houses in Selwood Road.


 

SHEPPARDS BARTON & ST JOHNS FORECOURT
Left pic: you can just see the lamp in the distance in this image but it was removed after being damaged and not replaced. Right pic: this lamp is at the bottom of Gentle Street in St Johns forecourt.



ST JOHNS STEPS & ST JOHNS WALK
Both these lamps can be found on either side of St Johns Church.


 

STONY STREET & SUN STREET
Left pic: this lamp spans the road in Stony Street. Right pic: this lamp is at the far end of Sun Street and a great favourite with the children.



THE RETREAT
Left pic: this lamp is by the row of cottages. Right pic: this lamp was rescued and resides in a private garden.


 

TRINITY PARADE & TRINITY ROW
Left pic: this lamp is partway down Trinity Parade. Right pic: this recently recorded lamp is at the junction of Trinity Row and Orchard Street



TRINITY STREET
Both these lamps are on either side of Trinity Street.


 

VICARAGE STREET & WELSHMILL ROAD
Left pic: this lamp is on the raised pavement next to the auction rooms. Right pic: sited on Welshmill Road.



WEST END
These are the first two of six lamps found at West End. The right hand lamp has recently been restored.


 

WEST END
Two more lamps found in West End.



WEST END
The last two lamps found at West End.


 

WHITEWELL ROAD
These two lamps were sited in Whitewell Road but have recently been removed.



WHITEWELL ROAD & WHITTOX LANE
Left pic: this third lamp is still in place in Whitewell Road. Right pic: this lamp is at the junction of Whittox Lane & Sun Street.


 

WHITTOX LANE & WILLOW VALE
Left pic: this restored lamp has been returned after several years to its rightful place on Whittox Lane. Right pic: this is the first of four lamps found in Willow Vale.



WILLOW VALE
Both these lamps can be found in Willow Vale in amongst the trees.


 

WILLOW VALE & WILTSHIRE BARTON
Left pic: the last of the four lamps in Willow Vale. Right pic: this lamp is in a garden in Wiltshire Barton.




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