|Thornton shown within Buckinghamshire|
|Population||194 (2011 Census including Foscott)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Milton Keynes|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
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 dramatically restored between 1770 and 1800 and largely rebuilt by the Gothic Revival architect John Tarring in 1850. The restorers retained mediaeval features including the 14th-century belltower, chancel arch and clerestory and 15th century clerestory windows.
Thornton College, an independent day and boarding school for girls, occupies the former Manor House. 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 Roman Catholic religious order), purchased the site in 1917, 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 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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