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  1. Althorp is a Grade I listed stately home, estate and small civil parish in Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England of about 13,000 acres. By road it is about 6 miles northwest of the county town of Northampton and about 75 miles northwest of central London. It has been held by the prominent aristocratic Spencer family for over 500 years, and has been owned by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer since 1992. It was also the home of his sister, Diana, before her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales.
  2. Althorp: The lost village of Althorp is within the grounds of the Althorp estate in the English county of Northamptonshire. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book. In the 15th century, the manor was held by the Catesby family who were probably responsible for clearing the settlement, for by 1505, the records show that there were no tenants. In 1508, the parish, including the cleared settlement of Althorp, was sold to John Spencer of Wormleighton in Warwickshire. By 1577, the land in the parish had been divided into four large sheep pastures.

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Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2009)

by John Ashton Cannon

Althorp ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography: Vol. III: Smith - Stanger (1898)

A sharp conflict followed between Althorp and Richard Lalor Sheil [q.v.],against whom the accusation was aimed; eventually Althorp withdrew and apologised for the charge against Sheil (Hansard, Pari. Debates, 3rd ser. xxi. \2'2, 146 ...

Google previewA General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, for M.D.CCC.XXVI. (1826)

by John Burke

Country Seats—Althorp, in the county of Northampton; Wimbledon, Surrey; and Westfield House, in the Isle of Wight. STAFFORD, MARQUESS OF, ( GeorgeGranville-Levison Gower,) Earl Gower; Viscount Trentham, of Trentham, in the county ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1T1H4O1R1P3

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