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Old Stratford is situated approximately 6 miles south of Towcester and provides excellent road and rail communications with nearby shopping facilities in Stony Stratford and Milton Keynes centre.

The town that is now called Stony Stratford is situated along Watling Street, a major Roman highway from London to Holyhead (via Chester - Deva on the map, right), and stood more or less halfway between the Roman settlements of Lactodorum (now called Towcester) and Magiovinium (now Fenny Stratford) and was important even then as a crossing point on the River Ouse. The flood plains and marshland around Stony Stratford made traversing this area tricky in bad weather. Consequently on both sides of the Ouse there arose the village of Stani Strata-ford and Fore or Old Strataford. As the Old English 'Straetford' means a ford by which a Roman road crosses a river, we can conclude that all 'Stratfords' were on Roman roads. The name Stony Stratford therefore means "the Ford on the Stone Street" in Roman.

The Roman road of Watling Street was primarily a military road - one of the two great roads from Londinium (London) to the North. Legions passed along it on their way to and from campaigns or re-assignments to the various garrisons around the newly conquered country.

Anyone standing near the ford at Stony Stratford would have been used to the spectacle of disciplined marching cohorts of Roman infantry negotiating the river crossing, heading north or south.

Old Stratford Preschool

Old Stratford Preschool is a community playgroup run by parental committee. The preschool meets each day at old Stratford community centre. We accept children aged 2 years until school entry.

Old Stratford Preschool

The community centre

Deanshanger Road

Old Stratford

Milton Keynes

MK19 6NL

TEL: 01908 260664

Old Stratford Primary School

Old Stratford Primary School is situated at the edge of Old Stratford, a long-established Northamptonshire village. The current building was begun in 1966 and later extended to provide 8 classrooms, a spacious hall equipped for performing arts, an IT suite, swimming pool and extensive grounds. Most of the children attending the school live in Old Stratford, but we also welcome pupils from nearby towns and villages.

 Old Stratford Primary School

Willow Grove
Old Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK19 6AZ

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Milton Keynes Shopping Centre

At the centre mk we provide a relaxed shopping environment for our customers and offer a complete day out - with shopping, leisure, entertainment and family facilities all under one roof.

thecentre:mk strives to offer a personalized service, believing that face to face communication is best. Roaming Information Officers are always on hand to answer any questions you may have as you shop and trained staff at Customer Service can offer advice to ensure your visit is the best it can be. We have a number of customer service facilities designed to meet your every need, including Shopmobility, and a free buggy and wristband hire service. We also boast the largest events area of any UK shopping centre - Middleton Hall, which hosts a varied programme of free events runs throughout the year including our famous Christmas display.

Milton Keynes college

Woughton Campus West


Milton Keynes

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