Melton Ross is 166 miles north of London, 16 miles inland from the mouth of the River Humber and 5 miles east of Brigg. New Barnetby is a hamlet partially in the parish and partially in Barnetby-le-Wold parish. The parish is considered a small agricultural parish. It covers about 1,800 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the M180 Motorway east out of Scunthorpe. About a mile past the A15 juntion, where the M180 becomes the A180, turn south into Melton Ross.
The parish shares a Village Hall with New Barnetby. Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.
"There are 3 memorials in the church at Melton Ross. One is a WW1 Roll of Honour, the 2nd a WW2 memorial and the 3rd for an individual who died in South Africa. There are no numbers mentioned, a rank only for the individual and arm of service only for the WW2 casualties."
The name Melton Ross is from the Old English Med+ton, or "middle farmstead". The "Ross" portion comes from the "de Ros" family name. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].