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  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2753


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Martin.

  • The original church started being built in 1400, but was not completed until 1600.

  • The present church was built in 1845 to replace the original delapidated church structure.

  • The church seats 360.

  • Colin PARK has a photograph of St. Martin's Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.

Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashbourne.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.

Description and Travel

"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."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Osmaston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Military History

  • The war memorial situated at the side of the road, near the church, commemorates those lost in the First World War.

  • David STOWELL has a photograph of the War Memorial at the edge of the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2009.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Ashbourne parish in Derby county.

  • Osmaston became a Civil Parish in Derby county before 1837.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashbourne petty session hearings.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Ashbourne Poorlaw Union.