|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.
The Tudor Revival Thornton Hall (now Thornton College) was also built to John Tarring's designs in 1850. It incorporates parts of a medieval house modernised in the 18th century. The manor was home to Richard Cavendish (1794–1876)
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.
- Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
- Page, 1927, pages 243-249
- Pevsner, 1973, page 268
- "History and Topography of Buckinghamshire, comprising a general survey of the county, preceded by an epitome of the early history of Great Britain". 1862.
- 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.
- History of Thornton – Thornton College
- 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.
- Thornton, Buckinghamshire at UK Genealogy Archive
- Thorton College boarding school official website
- Thornton Parish and College at Wolverton & District Archaeological & Historical Society
Media related to Thornton, Buckinghamshire at Wikimedia Commons
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