Village centre, with the "Friendly Inn" on the right
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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".
Location and history
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. There are houses ranging from the 18th century to modern buildings, and a public house.
- 2001 census details warwickshire.gov.uk
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
-  "Warwickshire Place Names", W. H. Duignan FSA, Oxford University Press, 1912
- 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
- Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (1185518)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
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