Melbourne, Derbyshire

market town and civil parish in South Derbyshire District, Derbyshire, England

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
Melbourne Church.jpg
The church was built in 1120
Population6,500 +
OS grid referenceSK385255
District
  • South Derbyshire
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE73
Dialling code01332
UK Parliament
  • South Derbyshire
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire

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

HistoryEdit

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 hereEdit

TodayEdit

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

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