Fenny Stratford in 1836
Fenny Stratford is in Newport hundred, on the great Holyhead road, 43 miles from London, and about 7 from Stony Stratford. It is a chapelry dependent upon the parish of Bletchley. The chapel was rebuilt in 1724-1730, chiefly through the exertions of the antiquary Browne Willis, and dedicated to St. Martin. Willis himself is buried within the rails of the communion-table. The market was on Monday while it continued, but is now discontinued : there are four fairs, April 19th, July 18th, October 10th or 11th, November 28th. Fenny Stratford, like Stony Stratford, is on the Watling Street. There is a stone bridge over the Ousel, which flows by the town. Population of the chapelry, in 1831, 635.
In 1665 Fenny Stratford was much depopulated by the plague. There are Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist places of worship, and a national school. Fenny Stratford gets its name from the nature of the surrounding country : it is itself on a hill.
Some fix the Magiovintum of Antoninus at Fenny Stratford.