Frankton, Warwickshire

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Frankton
Frankton.jpg
Village centre, with the "Friendly Inn" on the right
Frankton is located in Warwickshire
Frankton
Frankton
 Frankton shown within Warwickshire
Population 344 (2001)
OS grid reference SP423701
Civil parish Frankton
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°20′N 1°23′W / 52.33°N 1.38°W / 52.33; -1.38

Frankton is a village and civil parish in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire in England. In the 2001 census it had a population of 344.[1]

Etymology[edit]

According to W. H. Duignan, the town's earliest name, Franchtone, was derived from the Anglo-Saxon Franca or Franco (the personal name of the original settler, is which in is probably derived from the national name of the Franks) and -tun, making it either "Franca's town" or "the town of the Franks".[2]

Location and history[edit]

St Nicholas church

Frankton is located about six miles south-west of Rugby, adjacent to the B4453 road linking Rugby and Princethorpe. The village stands on a hill approximately 360 feet above sea level.[3] There are houses ranging from the 18th century to modern buildings, and a public house.

Saint Nicholas church lies at the western end of the village, the earliest parts of which date from the 13th century.[3] It is a Grade II* listed building. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 census details warwickshire.gov.uk
  2. ^ [1] "Warwickshire Place Names", W. H. Duignan FSA, Oxford University Press, 1912
  3. ^ a b Frankton History british-history.ac.uk, information from A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (L. F. Salzman,1951), pp. 92-94
  4. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS List entry Number: 1185518". English Heritage. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

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