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In 1854, William James Early Bennett, the Vicar of Frome Selwood, bought some properties on the west side of the old grammar school site and replaced the old school with a new infant school. The properties were small and shared a water supply in their courtyard. The spring and cistern can still be seen in a chamber under the lower level of the existing building.
The grammar school building which had been on the site was the one erected in 1744 as a replacement for an earlier building which had depended on the pre-1744 vicarage to support its walls. The original Frome Grammar School was founded in the time of Edward VI. A Charity Commission report in the 1830s shows that its administration had been poor – the books were gone from the library as were the globes.

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