Old Stratford

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Coordinates: 52°03′47″N 0°51′54″W / 52.063°N 0.865°W / 52.063; -0.865

Old Stratford
Old Stratford is located in Northamptonshire
Old Stratford
Old Stratford
 Old Stratford shown within Northamptonshire
Population 2,077 [1]
OS grid reference SP779411
District South Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MILTON KEYNES
Postcode district MK19
Dialling code 01908
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
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Old Stratford is a village in the south of the English county of Northamptonshire. The river Great Ouse forms the boundary with Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.[2]

Location[edit]

It 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 in Milton Keynes. Originally on the junction of the A5, the A422 and the A508, these roads now bypass the village on its northern edge.

History[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

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[3] part of Northamptonshire County Council local education authority. The nearest secondary school is in Deanshanger.

Administration[edit]

The village has a parish council,[4] which also administers the nearby village of Passenham.

The village is administered by South Northamptonshire District Council, based in Towcester and Northamptonshire County Council.[5]

The "Stony Stratford" Hoard[edit]

The Stony Stratford Hoard

The Stony Stratford Hoard was actually found in the parish of Old Stratford (52°03′22″N 0°51′52″W / 52.056°N 0.8645°W / 52.056; -0.8645), across the River Ouse from Stony Stratford. It is not known where it originally came from or how it got there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SNC (2009). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2009-2010. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39. 
  2. ^ Map of Old Startford and Passenham
  3. ^ Old Stratford Primary School
  4. ^ Old Stratford Parish Council
  5. ^ "Northamptonshire County Council website". Retrieved 26 July 2009. 

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