It is situated in the LS9 Leeds postcode area, two miles (3 km) to the east of Leeds city centre between East End Park and Halton Moor. The district is part of the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Ward of the Leeds Metropolitan Council.
It was originally a hamlet 3.5 miles SE of Leeds associated with the township of Temple Newsam and in the Whitkirk parish with some coal working. Ralph Thoresby visited Osmondthorpe Hall, which stood on the West side of Osmondthorpe Lane, but was destroyed by fire in 1924. Some 50 acres of the grounds were used to create East End Park and the rest for housing.
Osmondthorpe railway station was opened by the London & North Eastern Railway on the Selby Line in 1930 to serve a new estate of housing, but closed in 1960. Osmondthorpe is home to the Neville Hill railway depot.
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- The ancient parish of Leeds: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI (Osmondthorpe was in this parish).
- for Osmondthorpe
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