Church of St Michael & All Angels, Thornton, Buckinghamshire

Address: Thornton College, Thornton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0HJ
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Sixteen kneeling brass children

This 15th-century church stands in the grounds of Thornton House, which is now a school.

It contains many wonderful treasures – including an outstanding brass with depictions of sixteen kneeling children and the 15th-century life-sized alabaster tomb figures of John Barton and his wife, as well as box pews, a two-decker pulpit and the squire’s pew.

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Road directions

4 miles north east of Buckingham off A422; adjacent to Thorton College Girls School which is well signposted from A422; access also from south via A421 Milton Keynes to Buckingham road

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Wolverton (5.1 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 752 363

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.






 

PDF iconBerkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide (PDF, 4.7mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Community information for Church of St Michael & All Angels, Thornton

 

All our Buckinghamshire churches are in CCT’s South East region.

Useful local links 

Visit Buckinghamshire tourism website 

Buckinghamshire Family History Society 

Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society 

Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust 

Buckinghamshire County Council 

Buckinghamshire is in the Diocese of Oxford

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

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Church of St Michael & All Angels, Thornton, Buckinghamshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a step.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.