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: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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    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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    Item no:2673

    An antique stone trough from North Wales of rough hewn rectangular form, now with drainage holes through the base. The trough is carved from a hard grey crystalline stone which looks like a type of granite. It is rather finely carved for a hardstone trough and has very good internal capacity, the internal dimensions are 26" x 14" x 10" deep.  18th/19th...

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    Item no:2651

    A long stone trough with an integral central partition supported on two stone block supports. Carved from the fine grained sandstone of South Herefordshire this was originally a feeding trough for farm animals. Now raised to a convenient height and with drainage holes through the base this trough makes a genuine antique feature suitable for planting with...

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    Item no:2604

    A large antique round trough carved from red sandstone, on a short stone column base.  18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:2688

    A large antique trough from a farm in North Devon carved from granite in an asymmetrical rectangular shape with an original drainage hole at one end. Originally a water trough for farm animals, it is still watertight and could be re-used as a garden water feature. It is very well weathered and unusually finely carved for a granite trough with relatively...

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    Item no:2672

    A near pair of antique stone troughs from North Wales of rough hewn rectangular form, now with drainage holes through the base. Probably originally farm water troughs, it is relatively rare to find troughs of this size and shape and particularly uncommon to find a matching pair. Considerable effort went into making them since they are carved from a hard...

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    Item no:2567

    An antique pennant stone trough from West Gloucestershire on two matching stone block supports. The dimensions of the trough without the blocks are 30" x 13" x 8.5" high with a maximum internal depth of about 4.5". Originally a farm feeding trough here is now a drainage hole through the base and it is ideal for planting with alpines or annual flowers....

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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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    Item no:2632

    An antique sandstone pump trough from North Worcestershire with a bowed front and an original drainage hole. This trough has particularly good planting depth for its size (internal depth 8"). 18th/19th Century. 

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    Item no:2662

    A pair of antique stone troughs from a farm in North Devon, each raised on two matching stone blocks. They are very well weathered with lots of lichen and were originally feed troughs for farm animals. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine pair of troughs displayed at a good height to make a real impact in a garden or courtyard setting. Priced...

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    Item no:2663

    An exceptionally long antique stone trough from North Devon on two matching stone block supports. It has a central partition and was originally a feeding trough for farm animals. It is unusual to find such a long trough in such good condition and the blocks turn it into a fine antique garden feature. There are now drainage holes drilled through the base....

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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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