Osmaston, Derbyshire Dales

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Not to be confused with Osmaston, Derby.
Osmaston
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The village pond
Osmaston is located in Derbyshire
Osmaston
Osmaston
Osmaston shown within Derbyshire
Population 140 (2011)
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHBOURNE
Postcode district DE6
Dialling code 01335
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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England
Derbyshire
52°59′N 1°42′W / 52.99°N 1.70°W / 52.99; -1.70Coordinates: 52°59′N 1°42′W / 52.99°N 1.70°W / 52.99; -1.70

Osmaston is a small village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales in the county of Derbyshire in England. The population of the civil parish as taken at the 2011 Census was 140.[1]

Located two and a half miles south of Ashbourne, Osmaston is an archetypal English village with thatched cottages and a village pond.

History[edit]

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name Osmundestone; the parish was originally named Whitestone.

The village church—St. Martin's—dates from 1606, although the present building was constructed in 1843. The building was previously a wickerwork construction.

Points of interest[edit]

The Winter Garden, Osmaston Manor, just before demolition

The war memorial situated at the side of the road, near the church, commemorates those lost in the First World War.[2]

The only pub in the village is the Shoulder of Mutton. There is also a village hall and a primary school.

Osmaston Manor was designed by Henry Isaac Stevens for Francis Wright of the Butterley Iron Company and completed in 1849. The house was demolished in 1964.[3] The estate was sold in 1888 to Sir Ian Walker's family, who had the house demolished when they moved to Okeover and adopted the Okeover name. The Walker-Okeovers still own the land; the estate hosts popular horse trials and the Ashbourne Shire Horse Show.[3] The terraces of the house's gardens are still apparent today.

Osmaston Manor was used as a Red Cross hospital during World War II.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civi Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Osmaston, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History
  3. ^ a b Villages near Ashbourne (accessed 17 June 2008)
  4. ^ Osmaston Manor, Red Cross Hospital (BBC WW2 People's War)