Frankton, Warwickshire

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Village centre, with the "Friendly Inn" on the right
Frankton is located in Warwickshire
Location within Warwickshire
Population351 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP423701
Civil parish
  • Frankton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGBY
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code01926
AmbulanceWest Midlands
List of places
52°20′N 1°23′W / 52.33°N 1.38°W / 52.33; -1.38Coordinates: 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] increasing to 351 at the 2011 Census.[2]


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, which is probably derived from the national name of the Franks) and -tun, making it either "Franca's town" or "the town of the Franks".[3]

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.[4] 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.[4] It is a Grade II* listed building.[5]


  1. ^ 2001 census details
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  3. ^ [1] "Warwickshire Place Names", W. H. Duignan FSA, Oxford University Press, 1912
  4. ^ a b Frankton History, information from A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (L. F. Salzman,1951), pp. 92-94
  5. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (1185518)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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