Derby Mercury - 17 July 1794 (Document)
TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT,A CAPITAL WATER CORN-MILL with the MACHINERY thereto belonging; situate at Shirley in the County of Derby; and known by the name of Shirley Mill.
Also, a MESSUAGE, farm-house, or tenement, with convenient outbuildings, & other appurtenances, & the several closes, pieces or parcels of land adjoining thereto; called by the names of the Mill Meadow, the Nether Ley, the Cote Close, the Upper Croft, the upper Ley and Rigley's Orchard; containing by admeasurement twenty three acres, or thereabouts, all situate in Shirley aforesaid; and now in the possession of Mr. Joshua Caldwell.
N.B. This estate is well worth the attention of any person desirous of establishing a manufactory where a powerful stream of water is particularly required, and is situate miles from Derby, three from Ashborne and within half a mile of the direct turnpike road leading from London to Manchester
For particulars of this estate, and treat for the same, apply at the office of Mr. CHAMBERLAIN, attorney at law, Derby.