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Example of Gear Wheel, teeth of Pear Wood, Duffield

The Middle Mill was originally the property of the Lord of the Manor and was successor to one of the Domesday Mills. It was also known as the King's mill. This happened after the seizure of the estates of Robert de Ferrars the Manor of Duffield became the Kings property for four centuries. The copyhold was in the hands of John Balgry of Duffield Park House in 1838. At that time the Miller was W Li…