Frankley

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

HistoryEdit

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 ChurchEdit

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 servicesEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.newfrankleyinbirminghamparishcouncil.gov.uk/profile.asp
  2. ^ Census 2001
  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 2 April 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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