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Thenford is located in Northamptonshire
 Thenford shown within Northamptonshire
Population 74 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP5141
Civil parish Thenford
District South Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Banbury
Postcode district OX17
Dialling code 01295
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
List of places

Coordinates: 52°04′16″N 1°14′38″W / 52.071°N 1.244°W / 52.071; -1.244

Thenford is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) northwest of the market town of Brackley in South Northamptonshire, England, and 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Banbury in nearby Oxfordshire.

Thenford's toponym is derived from the Old English for "Ford of the Thegns".[citation needed]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary was built in about 1200, extensively rebuilt in about 1300 and has a Perpendicular Gothic bell tower.[2]

Thenford House is a Georgian country house built between 1761 and 1765.[3] It is currently the seat of The Rt. Hon. the Lord Heseltine CH, owner of the Haymarket Group publishing house and former deputy Prime Minister. In the grounds of the House is a large arboretum which has become one of the most important private collections in the United Kingdom.

South-east of the house are the remains of a Roman villa, now a scheduled Ancient Monument, dating from c.1-4th century AD.[4]

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  1. ^ "Area selected: South Northamptonshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1973, page 425
  3. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1973, pages 425-426
  4. ^ Ancient monuments website, accessed 30 January 2013

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