Saint Nicks is a really friendly, modern church that was built about 1958. It spreads its love throughout the community by welcoming lots of different groups and communities to use its facilities. 24 fit Derby currently offer you 24 Fit Pilates classes here and the venue couldn’t be better. We hope that many people who live in Allestree, Duffield, Mackworth and on the northern side of Derby will benefit from this amazing class of strength, flexibility and well-being.
Things you may not know about Allestree
• Before the Normans arrived, it was no more than a few houses, and part of the manor of Markeaton
• William the Conqueror gave it to Henry de Ferrers as a reward for his endeavours during the Norman Conquest
• Sir John Mundy bought the land in 1516 along with Markeaton and Mackworth and finally it went to the Evans family in 1781
• A few notable people are associated with Allestree, including the actor Alan Bates and Brian and Nigel Clough
Park Farm Shopping Centre is a pretty large shopping area and was built in 1963. The centre contains a variety of shops and services, including a doctors surgery, a library and many small businesses. High street names include Barclays Bank, Wilkos, Birds, Boots, Card Factory, Co-op, Dominos and more
• Dates from 1818
• Boasts 319 acres of parkland, 18 hole golf course, angling lake and permanent orienteering course
• Allestree Hall sits in the park, a 19th century country house that is currently awaiting renovation
• Dates back to 1500s
• Originally used to raise boar and deer
• Has had two halls built in the grounds, both long since demolished, but the Orangery and the ornamental gardens are reminders of a bygone age.
• The wide variety of things to do here make it a favourite for everyone from young families to the more mature and it attracts 1 million visitors a year
Saint Nicks is very easy to find and has lots of parking. Turn off Kedleston Road onto Allestree Lane at The Markeaton pub, and you’ll quickly arrive at Saint Nics on the right hand side.
Saint Nicholas Church
2 Lawn Avenue