Stony Stratford (sometimes shortened to Stony) is a town in the county of Milton Keynes, England. It is located on the border with Northamptonshire, just north of and joined to Milton Keynes itself.
The town name 'Stratford' is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'ford on a Roman road'. The Roman road in this sense is the Watling Street that runs through the middle of the town. The prefix 'Stony' refers to the stones on the bed of the ford, differentiating the town from nearby Fenny Stratford.
Stony Stratford was reputedly the last place that King Edward V was seen alive in public. It was here that his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester met him to become his legal guardian before taking him to London.
Today Stony Stratford is a busy market town on the periphery of Milton Keynes, and is considered by many to be quite picturesque.