"OSMASTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 2½ miles S.E. of Ashbourne, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on an eminence near the road from Derby to Manchester. It is wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £104, and the glebe comprises about 27 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield."