What does Northampton mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Northampton(noun)

    the principal city of Northamptonshire


  1. Northampton(ProperNoun)

    A town in Northamptonshire, England


  1. Northampton

    Northampton is a large town, non-metropolitan district and the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands region of England. It lies on the River Nene, situated about 67 miles north-west of London and around 50 miles south-east of Birmingham. Northampton is the most populous district in England that is not a unitary authority with a population of 212,100. Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. During the Middle Ages, Northampton Castle and the University of Northampton were both established and Northampton was granted its first town charter. The town was the site of two medieval battles in 1264 and 1460 and also suffered two major fires, including the Great Fire of Northampton. It was rebuilt and grew rapidly with industrial development in the 18th century. Northampton continued to grow following the creation of the Grand Union Canal and arrival of the railways in the 19th century, becoming an industrial centre for footwear and leather manufacture. After World War II, growth was limited until its designation as a New Town in 1968. In common with much of the UK, industrial employment has fallen, with new jobs tending to be in public administration, financial services and distribution. The population is still expanding and plans for the regeneration of its town centre and borough are under way.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Northampton

    capital of Northamptonshire, on the Nen, 66 m. NW. of London; has two fine old Norman churches, is the centre of the boot and shoe manufacture, and is actively engaged in brewing, lace-making, &c.; in the outskirts is a popular racecourse; was the scene of Henry VI.'s defeat by the Yorkists on July 10, 1460.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. northampton

    The chief town of Northamptonshire, situated on the Nen, or Nene, 60 miles northwest from London. It was held by the Danes at the beginning of the 10th century, and was burnt by them in 1010. Its castle was besieged by the barons in 1215, during the civil wars of King John. On July 10, 1460, a conflict took place between the Duke of York and Henry VI. of England, in which the king was defeated, and made prisoner (the second time) after a sanguinary fight which took place in the meadows below the town. It was seized and fortified by the Parliamentary forces in 1642. On March 30, 1645, Cromwell marched from it with 1500 horse and two regiments of foot to Rugby. After the restoration, October 17, 1661, the walls of Northampton were demolished, it having taken the side of the Parliament.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Northampton

    Anciently described as “Northavontown,” having been built on the north of the River Avon, now called the Nen.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northampton in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Northampton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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