View from the south
|Carrying:|| Pedestrians (from 1974)|
A421 road (pre-1974)
|Crossing:|| Padbury Brook,|
tributary of River Great Ouse
|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 and is the only surviving mediæval bridge in Buckinghamshire. The parish division is marked by a boundary stone in the middle of the bridge.
The stone bridge is around 100 feet long and 12 feet wide, and spans the river by six low arches, with three refuges formed within the parapet on the south side.
The bridge is Grade-I listed.
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about Thornborough Bridge)
- "Thornborough Bridge, Buckingham". http://transportheritage.com/find-heritage-locations.html?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=438. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Aylesbury Vale Council information board on-site "dates to 1400"
- "Thornborough". 1927. pp. 237–242. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/bucks/vol4/pp237-242. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Plate 71: Thornborough and Buckingham, Thornborough Bridge". 1913. p. 71. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/bucks/vol2/plate-71. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Thornborough Bridge, Buckingham". http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-407713-thornborough-bridge-buckingham-buckingha. Retrieved 23 January 2015.