Stony Stratford in 1885

I have just discovered these two photographs published in Cassell’s Family Magazine in 1885. They may be some of the earliest Stony Stratford photographs we have.

This first shot is looking north to the river. Some of these houses survive today, but others have been rebuilt. The sign hanging out from the house at the end is that of the Barley Mow.

The photo on the Square shows the police station – at the time a relatively new building. The houses along Church Street are relatively unchanged.


  1. Bill Prescott

    You may wish to look again at the photo of the Market Square and the Police Station. I think you'll find that the houses in the picture are 36, 38 and 40 Church Street.

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