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Latest revision as of 17:33, 2 June 2017

Grid reference: TL028657
Location: 52°16’50"N, 0°29’37"W
Population: 120
Post town: Bedford
Postcode: MK44
Dialling code: 01234
Local Government
Council: Bedford
North East Bedfordshire

Melchbourne is a small village and ancient parish in northern Bedfordshire, close to the borders with Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire.

The village is located west of Swineshead and east of Yielden. Melchbourne forms part of the civil parish of Melchbourne and Yielden.

Melchbourne Preceptory was located in the village. Today the village is the location of the Church of St Mary Magdalene.

Notable residents

  • Audrey Lawson-Johnston, the last living survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. Died 2013.
  • Sarah Kennedy, BBC radio presenter.
  • Major Gen. Sir Percy Cox, British Diplomat (died there 1937) Influential figure in founding of Iraq.