Thornton, Buckinghamshire

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Thornton
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Thornton
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population194 (2011 Census including Foscott) [1]
OS grid reference SP7536
Civil parish
  • Thornton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Milton Keynes
Postcode district MK17
Dialling code 01280
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51°59′49″N0°55′05″W / 51.997°N 0.918°W / 51.997; -0.918 Coordinates: 51°59′49″N0°55′05″W / 51.997°N 0.918°W / 51.997; -0.918

Thornton is a village and civil parish on the River Great Ouse about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-east of Buckingham in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire.

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The toponym is derived from the Old English for "thorn tree by a farm". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Ternitone. [2]

The earliest record of the Church of England Church of Saint Michael and All Angels dates from 1219. [2] The present building is 14th-century, but was dramatically restored between 1770 and 1800 [2] and largely rebuilt by the Gothic Revival architect John Tarring in 1850. [3] The restorers retained mediaeval features including the 14th-century belltower, chancel arch and clerestory and 15th century clerestory windows. [2]

The Tudor Revival Thornton Hall (now Thornton College) was also built to John Tarring's designs in 1850. [3] It incorporates parts of a medieval house modernised in the 18th century. [3] The manor was home to Richard Cavendish (1794–1876) [4] [5]

Thornton College

Thornton College, an independent day and boarding school for girls, occupies the former Manor House Thornton Hall. The school educates girls aged 4 – 18 and has a nursery for boys and girls aged 2½ to 4. Since the Sisters of Jesus and Mary (a Catholic religious order), purchased the site in 1817, there have been a significant number of new developments at the school, most recently an award-winning Science and Prep Classroom wing (AVDC Outstanding Design Award). A new Sixth Form department opened in 2016. The school now has over 400 pupils. [6]

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References

  1. Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. 1 2 3 4 Page, 1927, pages 243-249
  3. 1 2 3 Pevsner, 1973, page 268
  4. "History and Topography of Buckinghamshire, comprising a general survey of the county, preceded by an epitome of the early history of Great Britain". 1862.
  5. Blain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848–1852): A Study of Its Members' Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  6. History of Thornton – Thornton College

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