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MELBOURN: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)

"MELBOURN, a parish in the hundred of ARMINGFORD, county of CAMBRIDGE, Sf miles (N. E, by N.) from Royston, containing 1179 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Ely, rated in the king's books at £19.1. 10., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There are places of worship for Baptists and Independents. Here is a school for the instruction of children, with a small endowment, founded by the Rev. W. Ayloif. A fair is held on the first Wednesday in July."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2010]