Thornborough Bridge

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Thornborough Bridge
Thornborough Bridge.JPG
View from the south
Carrying: Pedestrians (from 1974)
A421 road (pre-1974)
Crossing: Padbury Brook,
tributary of River Great Ouse
Location: 51°59’33"N, 0°56’22"W
Length: 100 feet
No. of spans: 6
Built c. 1400

Thornborough Bridge is located on the original Bletchley and Buckingham road in Buckinghamshire, now bypassed by a modern bridge in 1974 for the A421. The bridge is accessible to walkers from an adjacent lay-by.

The bridge straddles the parish boundaries of Thornborough and Buckingham (the parish boundary follows the line of Padbury Brook or The Twins, a tributary of the River Great Ouse), and dates from the end of the 14th century[1][2] and is the only surviving mediæval bridge in Buckinghamshire. The parish division is marked by a boundary stone in the middle of the bridge.[3]

The stone bridge is around 100 feet long and 12 feet wide, and spans the river by six low arches,[4] with three refuges formed within the parapet on the south side.

The bridge is Grade-I listed.[5]


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