Old Stratford

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Old Stratford
Grid reference: SP779411
Location: 52°3’47"N, 0°51’54"W
Population: 2,077  (2009[1])
Post town: Milton Keynes
Postcode: MK19
Dialling code: 01908
Local Government
Council: West Northamptonshire
The Stony Stratford Hoard

Old Stratford is a village in the south of Northamptonshire, adjacent to the border with Buckinghamshire. The river Great Ouse forms the border between the two counties, on the other side of which is the New Town of Milton Keynes.[2]


The village is immediately north of where the Roman road Watling Street crossed the Ouse; just south of this crossing point is the town of Stony Stratford. Originally on the junction of the A5, the A422 and the A508, these roads now bypass the village on its northern edge.


The Buckingham Arm of the Grand Union Canal passed through the village but has been disused since 1964. There remains a "Wharf Lane" and signs of the path of the old canal through the village towards Buckingham.


The village has few local facilities (a pub, a motor dealer, a Chinese takeaway and a corner shop), relying on Stony Stratford for a broader range of shops as well as for its medical, financial and other professional needs.

There is a primary school, with the nearest secondary school being in Deanshanger.

The "Stony Stratford" Hoard

The Stony Stratford Hoard was actually found in the parish of Old Stratford (52°3’22"N, 0°51’52"W), across the River Ouse from Stony Stratford. It is not known where it originally came from or how it got there.


  1. SNC (2009). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2009-2010. Towcester NN12 7FA. pp. 39. 
  2. Map of Old Stratford and Passenham

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