Frankley

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Frankley
Crossroads, Frankley.jpg
Frankley is located in Worcestershire
Frankley
Frankley
Location within Worcestershire
Population122 [1]
OS grid referenceSO995785
Civil parish
  • Frankley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB60
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°25′20″N 2°00′45″W / 52.4222°N 2.012467°W / 52.4222; -2.012467Coordinates: 52°25′20″N 2°00′45″W / 52.4222°N 2.012467°W / 52.4222; -2.012467

Frankley is a village and civil parish in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire, near the border with Birmingham. The modern Frankley estate is part of the New Frankley civil parish in Birmingham, and has been part of the city since 1995.[2] The parish has a population of 122.[1]

History[edit]

Frankley is listed within the hundred of Cane in Worcestershire in the 1086 Domesday Survey.[3] In the mid-12th century Cane was combined with other Domesday hundreds to form the hundred of Halfshire, which was extant through the 19th century.

St Leonards Church[edit]

The 15th-century[4] church building lies to the north of the village.[5] The building is constructed from sandstone in a red and grey colour, until 1965 the tower contained two bells.[5] A new church hall was constructed in 2005.[6]

Frankley services[edit]

The village gives its name to Frankley services, a motorway service area on the M5 motorway to the north west of the village. The services opened with the motorway in 1966.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census 2001
  2. ^ http://www.newfrankleyinbirminghamparishcouncil.gov.uk/profile.asp
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: Frankley. Accessed November 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43096#s3
  5. ^ a b http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43096
  6. ^ New Church Hall for St Leonards Church, Frankley, Worcestershire
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2009-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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