Frankwell (i.e. Frankville or Free Town, exempted from borough tolls), a township and an ecclesiastical parish in St Chad's parish, Salop, within Shrewsbury borough. The parish was constituted in 1836, and has a post and money order office under Shrewsbury; telegraph office, Shrewsbury. Population, 3425. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lich-field; gross value, £228 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of St Chad's. The church was consecrated in 1832.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Shropshire (Salop) is available to browse.
Online maps of Frankwell are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:
- Shrewsbury Chronicle
- Wellington Journal
- Eddowes's Journal, and General Advertiser for Shropshire, and the Principality of Wales
- Ludlow Advertiser
- Salopian Journal
The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.