Osmaston by Ashbourne Derbyshire Family History Guide

Osmaston by Ashbourne is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1849 from chapelry in Brailsford Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Osmaston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1606
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shirley
  • Clifton
  • Edlaston
  • Ashbourne with Mapleton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OSMASTON, a village and a parish in Ashborne district, Derby. The village stands on an eminence, 2¼ miles SE by S of Ashborne r. station; was formerly called Osmaston-in-the-Wood; and has a post-office under Ashborne. The parish comprises 1,254 acres. Real property, £2,517. Pop. in 1851, 366; in 1861, 289. Houses, 57. The decrease of pop. arose from temporary circumstances connected with the Manor Hall. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to F. Wright, Esq. O. Manor Hall is Mr. W. 's seat, and was built in 1851. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £200. Patron, F. Wright, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1845; is in the decorated English style; and consists of nave and aisles, with vestry and tower. There is a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Radbourne
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: Appletree
Province: Canterbury