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Osmaston by Derby, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishOsmaston All Saints 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Osmaston by Derby from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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