Alvaston (/ˈɒlvəstən/ or /ˈælvəstən/) [i] is a large suburb and ward of Derby , England. Alvaston is situated on the A6 , three miles south-east of Derby city centre and probably owes its name to Allwald. It is bordered to the north by the wards of Derwent , Chaddesden and Spondon , to the west is the City Centre, to the south are Sinfin and Chellaston and to the east the district of South Derbyshire.
The village of Alvaston has existed since at least the eleventh century.  Rapid expansion came in the second half of the 19th Century and in 1904 the electric tram replaced the horse-bus service and, with the advent of the motor car, London Road became the A6. It became part of Derby in the late twentieth century.
The smaller, neighbouring village of Boulton  has been swallowed up by Alvaston, and Boulton is rarely referred to by name.