Frankton (St. Nicholas)

FRANKTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Rugby, Rugby division of the hundred of Knightlow, N. division of the county of Warwick, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Dunchurch; containing 282 inhabitants. It is situated about three-quarters of a mile from the road between Leamington and Dunchurch, and comprises about 1650 acres, of which two-thirds are arable, and one-third pasture and woodland. The surface is level on Frankton-heath side, but towards Birdinbury and Marton is very picturesque, commanding extensive views; the soil is chiefly a stiff clay. On the south of the parish, the river Leam flows towards the west. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 12. 1.; net income, £190, with a glebe-house; patrons, Mrs. Biddulph, and the Trustees of the late Rev. John Biddulph. The church is very old, and has a tower. A free school was endowed upwards of a century ago, by Mrs. Ann Biker.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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