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Melchbourne is located in Bedfordshire
Melchbourne shown within Bedfordshire
Population 120 
OS grid reference TL028657
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK44
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
BedfordshireCoordinates: 52°16′50″N 0°29′37″W / 52.28055°N 0.49353°W / 52.28055; -0.49353

Melchbourne is a small village located in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England.

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

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

Notable residents[edit]

  • Audrey Lawson-Johnston, the last living survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. Died 2013.
  • Sarah Kennedy, BBC radio presenter. Moved 2012
  • Major Gen; Sir Percy Cox, British Diplomat (died there 1937) Influential figure in founding of Iraq.