Built / Designed For: Bache Thornhill
House & Family History: Allestree was started in 1795 for Bache Thornill, by James Wyatt. In 1805 the Estate was sold, with the House unfinished, to John Charles Giradot. Today the former Park is now a golf course and part of the Servants' Wing of the House is occupied by the golf club. Allestree was recently proposed as the site for a natural history museum, but this plan had to be discarded when it was discovered that the House could not have supported this use. Allestree's owner, Derby City Council, is seeking a sympathetic new owner.
Garden & Outbuildings: The Park is today a golf course.
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: John Charles Giradot, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Unoccupied
Ownership Details: Owned by Derby City Council, who have it up for sale.
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No