large residential suburb of Mickleover is located on the western
outskirts of Derby. Most of the development there took place during the
20th century. But in an area close to the Uttoxeter Road are a number of
interesting old buildings of such historical importance that in 1975
Conservation Area status was awarded.
rapid expansion of industrialisation in Derby during the 18th
and 19th centuries led to over-crowding in the centre of the town. This
resulted in the better off starting to look further afield to build
their mansions and Mickleover seemed ideal for their requirements.