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The War memorial and Parish Church at Melbourne, Derbyshire

About Melbourne

Attractive small market town with a confection of quintessentially English thatched and whitewashed cottages and Georgian houses, dotted around ancient lanes and old streets. There is a delightful parish church of Norman origin showing wonderful carved Pillars and other interesting relics. There are the ruins of a 14th-century castle and nearby Melbourne Hall was once the home of Queen Victoria's first prime minister Lord Melbourne. The Hall was built around a medieval house in the 17th-century. It is set in lovely grounds with a wrought-iron pagoda, there are pleasant woodland walks amongst rare trees and shrubs.

Set in the beautiful rolling Derbyshire countryside, the town has pleasant shops and welcoming inns and restaurants. With its wealth of delightful properties and gardens, this charming town makes an interesting day out at any time of year.

Near-by attractions include Calke Abbey and Staunton Harold Hall. Donington Park is within easy driving distance as is the Grand Prix Museum.

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A picture of Swarkestone

Swarkestone (9 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction NW of Melbourne)

Swarkestone is a small enchanting village which grew up on the reeeded banks of the River Trent...

Staunton Harold Church and Hall, Leicestershire

Staunton Harold (22 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction S of Melbourne)

Staunton was mentioned in the Doomsday Book when it was held by Henry de Ferrers...

St Helen's Church

Ashby de la Zouch (41 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire

(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction S of Melbourne)

This town takes its name from the La Souche family, lords of the manor from about 1160. The Norman prefix distinguishes Ashby from other towns of similar name...

Irongate, Derby.

Derby (68 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction N of Melbourne)

This is the premier town of the Shire, it is steeped in history with roots stretching to Roman times - the legions had a camp near the east bank of the Derwent, but the town was.....

Market place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Burton upon Trent (54 Pictures) in the county of Staffordshire

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction W of Melbourne)

Burton-on-Trent is an attractive town, it has a pleasing market place surrounded by pleasant properties, some being timber-frame black and white...

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image of staunton harold reservoir taken from hall roof, 2003

Staunton Harold Reservoir (5 Pictures)

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction SW)


Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey (57 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction SW)

Calke Abbey was built between 1701-1703. The building, in the Baroque style, was built for Sir John Harpur. It is an.....

Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold Hall (14 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction S)

This is said to be one of the most delightful country houses in Leicestershire, it was the former home of the Ferrers family who.....

Staunton harold hall & Church, Leicestershire

Staunton Harold Church (6 Pictures)

(3.1 miles, 5.1 km, direction S)

Imposing church built in 1653, with fine panelled interior, set in attractive parkland...

View from the tower Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Leicestershire

Ashby de la Zouch Castle (28 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction S)

The ancient, crumbling walls of Ashby de la Zouch castle keep once rose to a towering 95ft and had four floors. It belonged to.....

Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle (41 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction N)

The first view of this impressive early 19th-century house nestling above sweeping lawns is quite tantalizing, giving visitors a.....

Derby museum and Art Gallery, the Wardwick, Derby.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery (1 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction N)

This exceptional museum is housed in an impressive building of modern times. It gives visitors of every age a fascinating.....

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