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(nɔːˈθæmptənˌʃɪə; -ʃə; nɔːθˈhæmp-)
(Placename) 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


(nɔrˈθæmp tənˌʃɪər, -ʃər, nɔrθˈhæmp-)

a county in central England. 587,100; 914 sq. mi. (2365 sq. km). Also called Northampton.
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Noun1.Northamptonshire - a county is central England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Northampton - the principal city of Northamptonshire
Naseby - a village in western Northamptonshire
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Table: Worc 66pts, N'hants 53, Leic 50, Warks 47, Derby 44, Notts 40 & Lincs 30.
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2B Pairs: Irene Stobbs (Heaton), Dorothy Gray (Seaton Burn) v N'hants L 11-20.