Alvaston in Derby

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Alvaston is a large suburb of Derby, lying 2 miles south of the city centre. It has a large busy shopping centre at the very busy junction of London Road and the ring road.

The area was once covered by swampland, roamed by large animals. Hippopotamus, elephants, brown bear, hyena and bison all roamed freely in this area. Evidence of their existence has appeared during excavations at Allenton.

Alvaston probably owes its name to Allwald, who founded a Saxon village here. In the second half of the 19th century, it expanded rapidly and London Road became the A6 with the arrival of the motor car. Electric trams replaced the horse bus service in 1904, and this itself was replaced by trolley buses which ran to Wyndham Street off Harvey Road in 1932. The building of the ring road virtually divided Alvaston in two and development has continued, especially over the last decade or so, south east of Coronation Ave along Shardlow Road.

The church of St Michael and All Angels was totally rebuilt by Henry Isaac Stevens of Derby in 1856-57, the previous church, an Anglo Saxon foundation, having much mid 14th century fabric and tower rebuilt in 1772.

Alvaston once had its own cinema, the Rex on London road, which opened in 1925 and closed in 1966.

Alvaston Park with its lake and tree trail is a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of the suburb centre.

church of St Michael and All Angels
St Michael and All Angels
Old Alvaston cottages near church of St Michael and All Angels
Alvaston cottages
St. Mary the Virgin located in Boulton Lane,
St. Mary the Virgin

Local services in Alvaston

Alvaston Doctors Surgeries
ADW GOULD 1217 London Road, Alvaston, Derbyshire, DE24 8QJ Tel: 01332 571602

A HARRIS 14 Boulton Lane, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0GE Tel: 01332 571322

Dr R C Patel 18 Gilbert St Alvaston Derby DE24 0LB Tel. 01332 571345

Dr P K Chakraborti 1149 London Rd Alvaston Derby DE24 8QF Tel. 01332 571344

P Ilott 1089 London Rd Alvaston Derby DE24 8PZ Tel. 01332 571606

Raynesway Dental Practice 1 Raynesway Derby DE24 0DW Tel. 01332 757755

Allenton Dental Care 39 Chellaston Road, Allenton, Derby DE24 9AD Tel: 01332 700244

Hayward Opticians 1260 London Rd Alvaston Derby DE24 8QP Tel. 01332 571642

Dispensing Chemists
Manor Pharmacy 1225 London Road, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 8QH Tel: 01332 571407

Alvaston Libraries
Alvaston Library and Learning Centre 1252 - 1254 London Road Alvaston Derby DE24 8QP Tel: 01332 571971

Alvaston Park

Alvaston Church







Darley Abbey








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