[nawr-thamp-tuh n-sheer, -sher, nawrth-hamp-]
- a county in central England. 914 sq. mi. (2365 sq. km).
Also called Northampton.
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The name, I believe, is still common at Finedon in Northamptonshire.
These Ardens are evidently connected with those of Evenly in Northamptonshire.Shakespeare's Family
Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Barn of thirteenth-century date at Raunds, Northamptonshire.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
If you are as leafy in Northamptonshire as we are in Kent, you are greener than you have been for some years.The Letters of Charles Dickens
The Welland forms for some distance the boundary with Northamptonshire.
- a county of central England: agriculture, food processing, engineering, and footwear industries. Administrative centre: Northampton. Pop: 642 700 (2003 est). Area: 2367 sq km (914 sq miles)Abbreviation: Northants