Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Coordinates: 52°49′23″N 1°25′44″W / 52.823°N 1.429°W / 52.823; -1.429

Melbourne Church.jpg
The church was built in 1120
Melbourne is located in Derbyshire
 Melbourne shown within Derbyshire
Population 6,500 +
OS grid reference SK385255
District South Derbyshire
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DERBY
Postcode district DE73
Dialling code 01332
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Derbyshire
List of places

Melbourne is a town in south Derbyshire, England. 6,500 people live in Melbourne. It is eight miles south of Derby and two miles from the River Trent.[1]

Melbourne in Australia is named after the Prime Minister, Viscount Melbourne. His family home was in Melbourne.

History[change | change source]

Melbourne belonged to King William in 1086. William I owned a few places like Melbourne and Weston-on-Trent. The church was built in 1120.[2]

A castle was built in Melbourne in 1311. The Duke of Bourbon was a prisoner at the castle after the Battle of Agincourt in 1416.[3]

People born here[change | change source]

Today[change | change source]

The Town Band play at Melbourne's events. These events are the carnival and carols at Christmas.

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