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.

  • £900 In Stock

    Item no:2462

    A large antique sandstone trough from Shropshire, rectangular in shape with sound walls and a very attractive weathered patination.  18th/19th Century.

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £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. 

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £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 

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £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. 

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £360 In Stock

    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. 

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £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  

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £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...

    SOLD
    More Details
  • £395 In Stock

    Item no:1863

    An antique stone pump trough from South Herefordshire with a typical rounded front although unusually also with niches at the back of the trough for a water pipe. This is a good trough in sound condition which is similar in size and type to trough number 1811 and could be used with it to make a near pair. 18th or 19th century.

    SOLD
    More Details

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.

About Holloways Antiques