A Crossroads in Frankley

Frankley is a village and civil parish in Worcestershire. 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]


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. Adam de Harvington, or de Herwynton, (died c.1345), Lord Treasurer of Ireland, owned the manor of Frankley in the fourteenth century.

St Leonards Church

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

Main article: Frankley services

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


  1. ^ ":: New Frankley in Birmingham Parish Council ::". Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Census 2001". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: Frankley. Accessed November 2018.
  4. ^ "Parishes: Frankley | British History Online".
  5. ^ a b "Parishes: Frankley | British History Online".
  6. ^ New Church Hall for St Leonards Church, Frankley, Worcestershire
  7. ^ "MSA Chronology". Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2009.