Stone Troughs & Cider Mills 

Stone troughs vary widely in both shape and scale and, because of the cost and difficulty involved in transporting them, they were originally carved mainly from local stones. This means that the diversity of original antique stone troughs is huge, which adds to their charm for those of us smitten by an interest in our rural heritage. Cider mills are a speciality of the South West Midlands, which we also have in stock from time to time.

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    Item no:2283

    An antique limestone trough from Gloucestershire with a straight back and bowed front making it ideal to go against a wall. This trough is unusually deep for its size making it more versatile for planting (internal depth 9"). There are a couple of existing drainage holes through the base.  18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2320

    An antique limestone trough from Somerset carved in a coffin shape with a faceted front and tapered sides. This is an unusually shaped trough with an attractive patination and good internal planting depth (7")  !8th/19th century. 

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    Item no:2338

    An antique stone trough from Whitbourne, Herefordshire, of oblong form with a drainage hole on one long side. Judging by its uneven shape this trough is probably very old and predates the development of stone cutting equipment. 18th Century or earlier. 

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    Item no:2406

    An old stone sink from Pembrokeshire of rectangular form with a drainage hole in the centre. Carved from an unusual blue grey stone with fossilised inclusions this large sink would be excellent installed for cleaning objects under an outside tap.  19th century. 

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    Item no:2216

    An old sandstone cider mill wheel from near Malvern, Worcestershire, with a typically convex shape and a square aperture through the middle. It would originally have stood vertically in a circular cider mill and been used to crush cider apples. Used horizontally it could be reused as an attractive water feature.  18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2335

    A raised sandstone trough from Suffolk, the rectangular trough supported on two matching stone blocks. This trough is raised higher than is usually possible which makes it much easier to appreciate the way it is planted. With drainage through the base and plenty of planting depth it would be ideal for creating a miniature rock garden.  19th Century. 

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    Item no:2278

    A Salvaged cider mill stone from a farm in mid Herefordshire of typical form with a square aperture through the middle and now very well weathered after many years outside. This sone was formerly stood upright as part of a retaining wall with water running through it into a pool below. 18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:2235

    A large and heavy sandstone trough from the upper Frome valley near Bromyard, Herefordshire. Everything about this trough suggests a very early trough which was probably originally used as a sink for washing and cleaning. It could be reused as the base for a rockery or incorporated into a water feature with the water running out through the drainage hole...

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    Item no:2281

    A large sandstone pump trough from Staffordshire, rectangular in shape with a typical rounded front. This is an unusually large trough for it's type and could be used in a variety of ways, for example as part of a circulating water feature or planted with a wall climbing shrub.  18th/19th century  

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    Item no:2317

    A large pale coloured sandstone trough from Gloucestershire with a bowed front and straight sides and back making it suitable to go against a wall. It is structurally sound with shelving internal walls so could be used to hold water, perhaps as part of a circulating water feature. There is currently a drainage hole through the base so it also could be...

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    Item no:2088

    A large antique stone trough from near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, rectangular in shape with chiselled sides and lots of rugged character. With good internal planting depth (15") and drainage through the base this trough could be used for a wide variety of plants including wall climbers.  NB. There is an old repair on one side which is stable and more...

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    Item no:2322

    A large rough-hewn sandstone trough from Yorkshire supported on two sandstone blocks. Carved from a buff coloured sandstone this trough has plenty of drainage through the base and makes a substantial garden planter with lots of mossy character. 18th/19th Century, 

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About Holloways Antiques

Holloways sell garden antiques and garden ornament, antique pots and planters, salvaged garden ornament and reclaimed garden ornament from our courtyards around the family farm, near Malvern in Worcestershire. We specialise in old English stone including old farm troughs, millstones and staddle stones. We also have a range of interesting garden sculpture, garden statues and contemporary garden art.

We are situated in the beautiful English countryside and a visit to see our collection is never wasted. You can browse for hours in the extensive courtyards where you might find an old stone cider mill complete with millstone, a stone tough for planting alpines, an early 20th century lead urn, or a contemporary sculpture to use as a garden centrepiece. All will make your garden unique.

Holloways have been dealers in garden antiques for over 25 years and Edward Holloway is one of the leading experts in antique garden ornament and vintage garden ornament in the UK.

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