Northamptonshire


North·amp·ton·shire

geographical name \-ˌshir, -shər\

Definition of NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

county cen England Northampton area 947 square miles (2453 square kilometers), pop 572,900

Variants of NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

North·amp·ton·shire or Northampton or North·ants \nr-ˈthan(t)s\

Northamptonshire

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Administrative (pop., 2001: 629,676) and historic county of the East Midlands region, England. It has remains of early settlements, including pre-Celtic and Roman. Norman and early English building styles coexist with mansions and country houses from as early as the 13th century. The county was largely pro-Parliament during the English Civil Wars. It combines traditional rural life with a modern economy of varied industries in centres such as Northampton, the county seat, and Corby.

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