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The remains of the medieval village of Osleton
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Location within Derbyshire
Population267 (2011)
OS grid reference SK248371
Civil parish
  • Osleston and Thurvaston
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DE6
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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52°55′52″N1°37′55″W / 52.931°N 1.632°W / 52.931; -1.632 Coordinates: 52°55′52″N1°37′55″W / 52.931°N 1.632°W / 52.931; -1.632

Osleston is a hamlet which together with Thurvaston makes up the parish of Osleston and Thurvaston. The civil parish population at the 2011 Census was 267. [1] It is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) north west of Derby.

Thurvaston village in United Kingdom

Thurvaston is a small village in South Derbyshire. In 1970 the population was put at 200. This represents a general fall since 1871 when the population was just below 400. As at the census 2011 the population is now listed in the civil parish of Osleston and Thurvaston.

Civil parish Territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England

In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which historically played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; civil and religious parishes were formally split into two types in the 19th century and are now entirely separate. The unit was devised and rolled out across England in the 1860s.

Derby City and Unitary authority area

Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town. At the 2011 census, the population was 248,700. Derby gained city status in 1977.

In 1848, Osleston, (with Thurvaston), was a place, in the parish of Sutton-on-the-Hill It was recorded as having 1,588 acres (6.43 km2), of which 842 are in Orleston hamlet, and 746 in that of Thurvaston; in each is a small rural village, and the township also includes the scattered village of Cropper, where the Primitive Methodists have a place of worship. [2]

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  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. 'Osleston - Otley', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 486-491. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51196. Date accessed: 23 February 2008.