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Thornton, Buckinghamshire

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Thornton, Buckinghamshire

Thornton is a village and civil parish on the River Great Ouse about 3.5 miles north-east of Buckingham in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire. The toponym is derived from the Old English for "thorn tree by a farm". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Ternitone. The earliest record of the Church of England Church of Saint Michael and All Angels dates from 1219.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townMilton Keynes
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP7535
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01280

Other names by which Thornton, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past


Thornton, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Thornton.-- par., in co. and 4 miles NE. of Buckingham, 1347 ac., pop. 67; contains Thornton Hall, seat. See THORNTON CUM NASH.

Thornton, Buckinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

THORNTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 4½ miles (E. N. E.) from Buckingham; containing 101 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 16. 3., and in the patronage of Sir T. C. Sheppard, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £224. 5. 4., and there are 2 acres of glebe. William Bredon, noted for his skill in calculating nativities, and who had a share in composing Sir Christopher Haydon's Judicial Astrology, died rector of the parish in 1638.

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