"OSMASTON, a parish in the hundred of Repton, county Derby, 2 miles S.E. of Derby, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the road from London to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The river Derwent, the canal, and the Midland railway pass through the parish. The inhabitants are wholly engaged in agriculture. The soil is sand and loam upon a subsoil of gravel."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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- Kelly's Directory of 1912 says:
OSMASTON (near Derby) was formerly a civil parish, but under the provisions of the "Derby Corporation Act, 1901", which took effect 9th Nov. in that year, the most populous part was added to the civil parish and county borough of Derby, the remainder, by Local Government Board Order, No. 43,684, dated April 1st, 1902, being amalgamated with Sinfin Moor. Added 16 Dec 2010.
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