Melbourne, Derbyshire

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The church was built in 1120
Population6,500 +
OS grid referenceSK385255
  • South Derbyshire
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE73
Dialling code01332
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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Melbourne Website". Archived from the original on 2008-03-31. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. Melbourne Parish Church Website
  3. Melbourne Castle