Osmaston  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Osmaston like this:

OSMASTON, a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the Grand Trunk canal, and on the Midland railway, near the river Trent, 2 miles S S E of Derby r.station. It has a post-office under Derby. Acres, 1, 254. Real property, £2, 377. Pop., 152. Houses, 28. Most of the property belongs to Sir Robert Wilmot, Bart. ...

Osmaston Hall is Sir Robert's seat; was built in 1696; is in the Italian style, with two fronts 192 and 217 feet long; contains a rich collection of paintings, and some ancient tapestry; and stands in well-wooded grounds, commanding fine views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £280.* Patron, Sir R. Wilmot, Bart. The church is ancient; consists of nave and chancel, with wooden turret; and was recently in disrepair. Charities, £7.

Osmaston through time

Osmaston is now part of Derby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Osmaston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Osmaston, in Derby and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th June 2022

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