Location of Melbourne Cottage|
off Common Road
John Sarney was one of three ring leaders of the paper riots which occurred in the valley below in 1830. Local rumour says that
there was once a cottage along here which was called Sarney Cottage. However, Melbourne Cottage was also the home of David Barton whose father and uncle
also took part in the riots with his uncle being transported to Tasmania, never to return. The cottage could be named after Melbourne in Australia but more
likely after Lord Melbourne who was involved in the trial.
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