Major Settlement in the Parish of Frankley
- Franchelie 1086 DB
- Frangelee 1197 FF
- Frankele(ge) 1166 RBE 1212 Fees140 1278 Ct
- Fraunkele(ye) 1274 Cl 1315 FF 1323 Cl 1340 NI
- Frankelowe 13th ADii
'Franca 's clearing,' v. leah . The pers. name Franca is on record in early OE and survived in use into the 12th cent.In place-names it forms the first element of Frankton (Wa), English Frankton (Sa), Frankaborough in Broadwood Widger (D), and Frankhill in Creacombe (D). It also occurs in Francan cumb , an unidentified site on the boundary of Crediton (Crawford Charters 57).