Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Melbourne is a village in Melbourne , Derbyshire

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Melbourne within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Melbourne in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Melbourne.-- town and par. with ry. sta., in co. and 7½ miles SE. of Derby, 3290 ac., pop. 3123; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has considerable mfrs. of thread, silk, boots, &c.; Melbourne Castle was dismantled in 1460; the bishops of Carlisle had a palace here; the church is a fine specimen of a Norman building; near the church is Melbourne Hall, seat of Earl Cowper, and formerly of Lord Melbourne; Melbourne is noted for its market gardens.

Melbourne in the Domesday Book

A village in Walecros hundred, in the county of Derbyshire. is a Good Stuff website.