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Melbourne or Melburn, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Melbourne or Melburn, a township in Thornton parish, E.R. Yorkshire, on the Pocklington Canal, 4½ miles SW of Pocklington, and 5 from Foggathorpe station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under York; money order office, Ever-ingham; telegraph office, Pocklington. Acreage, 3148;. population, 388. Melbourne House is the chief residence-There are a small iron church and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: