Osmaston by Derby, Derbyshire
Osmaston, a parish in Derbyshire, on the Grand Trunk Canal, and on the M.R., near the river Trent, 2 miles SSE of Derby railway station. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Derby. Acreage, 851; population, 2067. Osmaston Hall, formerly the seat of the Wilmot family, was built in 1696, in the Italian style, with two fronts 192 and 217 feet long; contained a rich collection of paintings and some ancient tapestry; and stood in well-wooded grounds, commanding fine views. In 1890 the property was sold to the M.R. for £86,000. The rapid growth in the population is attributed to its proximity to Derby and to the employment afforded by the locomotive and carriage works of the M.R. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £106 with residence. The church is ancient, and consists of nave and chancel, with wooden turret.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Osmaston All Saints|
|Hundred||Repton and Gresley|
|Poor Law union||Shardlow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Osmaston by Derby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Osmaston (All Saints))
Land and Property
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