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.

  • £695 In Stock

    Item no:2550

    An antique sandstone trough from near Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, of rectangular form raised on two matching stone supports. This trough has unusual dimensions and is much deeper than most troughs of this type which were usually made for feeding farm animals. The increased depth (internal depth 11") makes it a versatile trough for planting. There is a...

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  • £325 In Stock

    Item no:2561

    An antique pennant stone trough from West Gloucestershire raised on two matching stone blocks. The trough itself is 7" high with an internal depth of 3.5" and has plenty of charm with rough hewn sides and a healthy covering of moss.  18th or 19th century.

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  • £850 In Stock

    Item no:2573

    An antique sandstone jardiniere from Shropshire, the round trough raised on three tapered round bases. This combination makes a unique garden feature with plenty of planting room. 18th or 19th century.

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    Item no:2549

    A large antique sandstone trough from Croome, Worcestershire, raised on two matching stone blocks. This trough was probably originally intended to fit into a corner and is asymmetrical with two sides of different lengths, one 21", the other 26". It is large and deep enough to enable a fine display of flowers or to be planted as a self contained rock...

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  • £480 In Stock

    Item no:2546

    An antique rectangular stone trough from Worcestershire now raised on two matching stone blocks. Originally a feed trough for farm animals this trough is larger than most of it's type and has good internal planting depth. 18th/19th century

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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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    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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  • £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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    Item no:2506

    A large antique stone trough from Yorkshire of rectangular form with an original drainage hole in one corner, now raised on two stone blocks. Rough hewn from a buff coloured sandstone this is a structurally sound trough with good internal planting depth (13"). It was probably originally a horse trough for watering draught horses and other large farm...

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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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    Item no:2474

    An antique portland stone rectangular sink raised on two associated stone blocks. This trough is in good undamaged condition with a drainage hole in one end and makes an attractive and versatile raised planter.  18th/19th Century. 

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  • £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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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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