a county in central England. 914 sq. mi. (2,365 sq. km).
- Also called Northampton.
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How to use Northamptonshire in a sentence
Mr. Nicholson left a will wherein he provided for his poor old sister for life, with remainder to a niece in Northamptonshire.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
During the long vacation, the sergeant usually retired to his country seat at Rowell in Northamptonshire.The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes | Various
Yardley Chase, a fragment of one of the old Northamptonshire forests, adjoins the park.
Oundle has been inhabited since the days of the Romans, and is justly noted as “one of the pleasantest towns in Northamptonshire.”
More than seven hundred of them refused; and in that number there were fifty-seven non-subscribing ministers in Northamptonshire.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire | Thomas Coleman
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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