Melbourne Castle

Derbyshire, England

City/Town/Village: Melbourne
District: South Derbyshire
County: Derbyshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8229, -1.42417
Postcode: DE73 8BF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)



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Melbourne Castle was originally a royal fortified manor house, founded by King John. In 1311, Robert de Holand founded the stone castle, when he was granted a licence to crenellate but sadly the only remains, are a fragment of one wall and the buried foundations of rooms and a semi-circular tower. The castle with its square gatehouse, was a large and impressive multi-towered structure but it was never fully completed. In 1461 during the Wars of the Roses, this Lancastrian fortress was partially dismantled and left to decay, being eventually demolished in the 17th century.

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