Osbaston shown within Leicestershire
|Population||255 Census, 2011|
|OS grid reference|
|District||Hinckley and Bosworth|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Osbaston is a small village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England. At the time of the 2001 Census, the parish had a population of 266, falling slightly to 255 at the 2011 census.
The village was mentioned in Domesday Book as "Sbermestun". The village developed round the Norman manor now represented by Osbaston Hall. The manor later had several owners including Sir Thomas Pope Bloun,t who is considered responsible for the demolition and reconstruction of the manor house. Furthermore, all the buildings of the village were rebuilt before the 19th century.
In recent years, new housing estates which run into the neighbouring village of Barlestone have been built east of the former Osbaston Toll Gate, notably a dental practice. A small settlement identified as "Osbaston Hollow" has been formed south of Nailstone. Both landmarks lie on the A447 road.
There are several farms located in and around the village, notably Osbaston House Farm, a 250-acre (1.0 km2) goat farm which dates back to 1908 situated on the edge of the National Forest. A dental practice and a corner shop are located in the area around the former Osbaston Tollgate in which borders the neighbouring village of Barlestone. There is also a public house, The Gate Inn, situated in Osbaston Hollow.
- In 1739, poet Francis Noel Clarke Mundy was born in the village.
- Lee Ryan, a lottery winner who has served a prison sentence for car theft, no longer lives in the village.
- Lt Col (Ret.) Duncan Phimister, retired chief executive of George Eliot Hospital (Nuneaton) who served in the TA and was acting Commanding Officer of Camp Bastion during April - July 2009. Currently lives in the village.
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- Census 2001 Parish Profile
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhead Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
- Domesday Book 1086
- Fowler, Rebecca (18 November 1995). "Modest millionaires who work, work, work". London: The Independent. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- McFarlane, Andy (6 November 2009). "Dedication in a sombre setting". BBC News.
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