View from the south
|Carries||Pedestrians (from 1974)|
A421 road (pre-1974)
|Crosses||Padbury Brook, tributary of River Great Ouse|
|Locale||Buckingham/Thornborough parish border, Buckinghamshire|
|Heritage status||Grade I listed structure|
|Total length||30m (approx)|
|No. of spans||6|
|Piers in water||3|
Thornborough Bridge is located on the original Bletchley and Buckingham road, now bypassed by a modern bridge in 1974 for the A421. The bridge is accessible to walkers from an adjacent lay-by.
Bletchley is a constituent town of Milton Keynes, in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. It is situated in the south-west of Milton Keynes, and is split between the civil parishes of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford and West Bletchley.
Buckingham is a town in north Buckinghamshire, England, close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, which had a population of 12,043 at the 2011 Census. It is a civil parish with a town council.
The bridge straddles the parish boundaries of Thornborough and Buckingham (the parish boundary follows the line of Padbury Brook or The Twins, a tributary of the River Great Ouse), and dates from the end of the 14th centuryand is the only surviving mediaeval bridge in Buckinghamshire. The parish division is marked by a boundary stone in the middle of the bridge.
Thornborough is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about two miles east of Buckingham.
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The stone bridge is around 30 m (98 ft) long and 4 m (13 ft) wide, and spans the river by six low arches, with three refuges formed within the parapet on the south side.
The bridge is Grade I listed by English Heritage.
A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.
English Heritage is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. These include prehistoric sites, medieval castles, Roman forts and country houses. The charity states that it uses these properties to ‘bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year’.
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