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Allenton is a suburb of Derby, England, situated about three miles south of the city centre. It is located between the suburbs of Osmaston, Boulton, Alvaston and Shelton Lock. When you visit Allenton, Derby, Walkfo brings Allenton, Derby places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


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Allenton, Derby history

Allenton (formerly Allentown) was named after Isaac Allen who built the first houses there in 1878. One hundred and twenty thousand years ago, during a warmer part of the Ice Age, the whole area was a riverside swamp. Skeletons of a hippopotamus, elephant, brown bear, hyena and bison have been found there.

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Allenton has a large number of employees in the aero-engine industry. Rolls-Royce has its jet engine production facility adjacent to Allenton. The former Alvaston & Boulton Board School, built in 1890, houses the community library.

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Allenton gives its name to a geological feature known as the Allenton Terrace. The suburban shopping centre is among the largest in Derby although there are few high street chains except for Boots, The Co-op, Wilko and Greggs. A functional sculpture by Michael Dan Archer was installed in the shopping centre in 2007.

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Best Allenton, Derby places to visit

Allenton, Derby has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Allenton, Derby’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Allenton, Derby’s information audio spots:

Allenton, Derby photo Swarkestone Hall Pavilion
Swarkestone Hall Pavilion is a Grade I listed building south of Chellaston on the A514 . It is a 17th-century pavilion 200 metres north of the ruins of Swarkstone Hall, Swarkestones, Derbyshire .
Allenton, Derby photo Elvaston Castle
Gothic Revival castle and surrounding parkland is run and owned by Derbyshire County Council. Country park has 200 acres (0.81 km) of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. Grade II* Listed Elvaston Castle has been neglected and is in need of restoration.
Allenton, Derby photo St Bartholomew’s Church, Elvaston
St Bartholomew’s Church, Elvaston is a Grade I listed parish church in Derbyshire. It was built in the 1930s and is now a Grade II listed parish.
Allenton, Derby photo Alvaston
Alvaston is situated on the A6, three miles south-east of Derby city centre. It is bordered to the north by the wards of Derwent, Chaddesden and Spondon. The village of Alvaston has existed since at least the eleventh century.
Allenton, Derby photo St Osmund’s Church, Derby
St Osmund’s Church is a Grade II listed Church of England parish church in Derby, Derbyshire. It was built in the 1930s and is one of the largest churches in the country.
Allenton, Derby photo Normanton Barracks
Normanton Barracks was a military installation in Normanton, Derby, England. It was located on the outskirts of Derby and was located in the town of Normanton.
Allenton, Derby photo The Sanctuary (Derby)
The Sanctuary is a bird and wildlife sanctuary and designated local nature reserve (LNR) located on Pride Park in the city of Derby, England. Controversial plans by the local council owners to build a closed circuit cycle race track were withdrawn in 2014 following widespread opposition and in the face of legal action.

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Allenton, Derby has 6 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Allenton, Derby plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Allenton, Derby using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Allenton, Derby plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.