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Melbourne Hall
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Melbourne Hall

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Melbourne Hall

Melbourne Hall is a delightful house full of history.

Originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church, it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 and has been inherited by subsequent members of the family to the present day and is now home to Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr and their young family.

Melbourne Hall as it stands today shows what Sir John' s descendants have made of it. The family surname has changed three times due to inheritance via the female line.

The Gardens were planned by Rt. Hon. Thomas Coke in the early part of the 18th century. The colourful and tranquil garden has been imaginatively updated with some new planting by Lady Ralph Kerr, and then also captured in oil on canvas and sketches in fine detail by Lady Ralph Kerr.

The gardens are designed with paths allowing easy access, and intersected by streams that flow through the grounds underneath miniature bridges and through the lush flower beds.

There are various statues along the walkways and also the Blakewell Birdcage, one of Rt. Hon. Thomas Coke's designs.

Address and Contact Details for Melbourne Hall

Address
Melbourne Hall
Church Square
Melbourne
Derbyshire DE73 8EN

Phone
+44 (0) 1332 862502

Website
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Peak District

Britain's first national Park, the Peak District draws crowds in search of the wild beauty of the heather-covered moors, or the wooded dales of the River Dove. The eastern edge of the Peak District descends through stone-walled meadows to sheltered valleys. The Roman spa of Buxoton adds a final hint of elegance before the flatlands of south Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. 

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Other Local Activities in Peak District

  • Bakewell
  • Bolsover Castle
  • Buxton
  • Buxton Opera House
  • Calke Abbey
  • Chatsworth
  • Cromford Mill
  • Dark Peak
  • Duffield Castle
  • Haddon Hall
  • Hardwick Hall
  • Kedleston Hall
  • Melbourne Hall
  • Monsal Trail
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
  • Tatton Park
  • The Old Manor
  • White Peak