Place:Melbourne, Derbyshire, England


Alt namesMileburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 70
Coordinates52.817°N 1.417°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
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Melbourne is a Georgian market town in South Derbyshire, England. It is about 8 miles south of Derby and 2 miles from the River Trent. In 1837 a then tiny settlement in Australia was named after William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister, and thus indirectly takes its name from Melbourne Hall, seat of the Lamb family, and the village.

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