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.

  • £225 Out of stock

    Item no:2496

    An antique sandstone trough from Worcestershire of rectangular form with a slightly bowed front and drainage through the base. This trough is in good condition and has lots of planting depth for its size (internal depth 7"). 18th/19th century

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    Item no:2502

    A pair of substantial concrete troughs from a garden in South Worcestershire, rectangular in shape with rounded bottoms and drainage holes through the base (max internal depth 9"). They are sold and priced as a pair. 20th century.

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    Item no:2484

    An antique limestone pump trough from Broadway, Worcestershire, with a rounded front and an attractive patination of moss and lichen. It has drainage through the base and is in generally good condition for it's age. 18th/19th century.

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  • £275 In Stock

    Item no:2469

    An antique stone trough with good planting depth (9") and a bowed front. It is made from grey coloured pennant stone from the Forest of Dean and there is a square drainage hole in the base.  18th/19th Century. 

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  • £325 In Stock

    Item no:2464

    An antique sandstone pump trough from Warwickshire of typical form with a bowed front and an original drainage hole through the centre of the curved front. This trough is in sound condition with good internal planting depth for it's size (internal depth 9"). 18th/19th Century.  

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    Item no:2483

    An antique limestone trough from Broadway, Worcestershire, with the rectangular shape and rounded front typical of the old stone troughs which originally stood next to outdoor well pumps and were used for a variety of washing and cleaning jobs. This example is a good size and depth for planting and has an attractive weathered patination. 18th/19th century. 

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    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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    Item no:2503

    An antique sandstone trough from Berkshire, rectangular in shape with rough hewn sides and drainage through the centre. It has good planting depth for its size (internal depth 7"). 18th/19th century.

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  • £450 In Stock

    Item no:2470

    An antique water trough made from pennant stone with rounded front corners and a notch out of the back wall. It is relatively deep for its size and holds water so is ideally suited to be used as a garden water feature.  18th/19th Century. 

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  • £495 In Stock

    Item no:2468

    An antique slate trough from a gentleman's residence in West Worcestershire which was probably originally a water trough for livestock judging by the half round notches in each end. It is unusually long and makes an ideal planter to enhance a blank wall.  19th or early 20th 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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  • £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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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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