Old Stratford

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Old Stratford
Old Stratford is located in Northamptonshire
Old Stratford
Old Stratford
Old Stratford shown within Northamptonshire
Population 2,077 [1]
1,996 (2011)[2]
OS grid reference SP779411
District
Shire county
Region
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
List of places
UK
England
NorthamptonshireCoordinates: 52°03′47″N 0°51′54″W / 52.063°N 0.865°W / 52.063; -0.865

Old Stratford is a village in the south of the English county of Northamptonshire. The population of the village (including Passenham) at the 2011 Census was 1,935. The river Great Ouse forms the boundary with Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.[3]

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 a few local facilities (a pub (currently closed for refurbishment), two motor dealers, a Chinese takeaway, an Indian restaurant and a corner shop), and relies on Stony Stratford and Milton Keynes for a broader range of shops as well as for its medical, financial and other professional needs.

There is a primary school[4] part of Northamptonshire County Council local education authority. The nearest secondary school is in Deanshanger.

Administration[edit]

The village has a parish council,[5] which also administers the nearby village of Passenham.

The village is administered by South Northamptonshire District Council, based in Towcester and also Northamptonshire County Council.[6]

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. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Map of Old Startford and Passenham
  4. ^ Old Stratford Primary School
  5. ^ Old Stratford Parish Council
  6. ^ "Northamptonshire County Council website". Retrieved 26 July 2009. 

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