Thornton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1562

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Thornton

  • Beachampton
  • Leckhampstead
  • Wicken
  • Whaddon
  • Thornborough

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Thornton, 3 m. N.E. Buckingham. P. 101

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Buckingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 – Lincoln, Post-1844 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Buckingham
  • Poor Law Union: Buckingham
  • Hundred: Buckingham
  • Province: Canterbury