Thornton shown within Buckinghamshire
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The earliest record of the Church of England Church of Saint Michael and All Angels dates from 1219. The present building is 14th-century, but was drastically restored between 1770 and 1800 and largely rebuilt by the Gothic Revival architect John Tarring in 1850. The restorers retained a number of mediaeval features, including the 14th-century belltower, chancel arch and clerestory and 15th century clerestory windows.
Thornton College School for Girls, an independent day and boarding school, occupies the former Manor House. The school educates girls aged 4 - 16 and has a nursery for boys and girls aged 2½ to 4. Since the Sisters of Jesus and Mary (a religious order (Roman Catholic)), purchased the site in 1917, there have been a significant number of new developments at the school, most recently an award winning Science and Junior Classroom wing (AVDC Outstanding Design Award). The school now has over 370 pupils. 
- Page, William (ed.) (1927). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. pp. 243–249., available online at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62576
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) . The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 268. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.
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