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.

  • £240 In Stock

    Item no:2436

    An antique rectangular stone trough in sound condition with a well established patination of moss and lichen and good planting depth for its size (internal depth 6"). There is a drainage hole in one end wall.  18th/ 19th century. 

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  • £375 In Stock

    Item no:2441

    An antique granite trough, rectangular in shape with drainage holes in the ends and a very well established patination of moss and lichen. 18th/ 19th century. 

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  • £395 In Stock

    Item no:2426

    An antique sandstone trough of rectangular form with good planting depth and drainage holes through the base. Internal depth 7". 18th/19th century. 

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  • £575 In Stock

    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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  • £650 In Stock

    Item no:1962

    A pair of very unusual red sandstone raised corner troughs from a Worcestershire stonework collection. The exact purpose of these troughs is not known but they look like they were corner mangers made for a stable. The bowls are deep enough for planting with flowers and drainage holes have been drilled at a later date through the back of the bowls. 18th or...

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  • £750 In Stock

    Item no:2352

    A large sandstone trough from South Herefordshire, hollowed out in a rectangular shape with a drainage hole at one end. It appears this trough has been carved out of an unfinished stone boulder probably to create a drinking trough for farm animals. It is extremely heavy and requires mechanical assistance to move. 18th Century or earlier 

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  • £950 In Stock

    Item no:1989

    A large antique limestone trough, from the area around Honeybourne, Worcestershire, now raised on two tapered limestone supports. This trough is relatively weathered because it was until recently in a farm outbuilding where it had been used as a brine bath. It is not exactly rectangular in shape with one end being slightly shorter than the other but is...

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  • £325 In Stock

    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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  • £360 In Stock

    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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  • £650 In Stock

    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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  • £695 In Stock

    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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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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