Stone Troughs & Millstones 

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 In Stock

    Item no:2913

    A small bow fronted stone trough from Malvern, Worcestershire, with rounded front corners and good planting depth for its size. 18th/19th Century. 

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  • £240 In Stock

    Item no:2835

    An antique rectangular sandstone trough with rough hewn character and a very good weathered patination. 18th/19th Century. 

    £240
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  • £295 In Stock

    Item no:2808

    An antique sandstone trough from Herefordshire with a bowed front and an original drainage hole through the front wall. Internal depth 8" 18th/19th Century.

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  • £350 In Stock

    Item no:2881

    An antique stone pump trough from Herefordshire, rectangular in form with a bowed front and drainage through the front. 18th/19th Century. 

    £350
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  • £360 In Stock

    Item no:2547

    An antique pennant type sandstone trough from Gloucestershire raised on two matching stone supports. This trough has good internal depth for it's size (internal depth 7") and is ideal for planting with flowers. There is an original drainage hole through the back wall. 18th/19th century 

    £360
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  • £395 In Stock

    Item no:2866

    An antique stone trough from Somerset, rectangular in shape with two rounded front corners and now raised on two stone blocks. It currently holds water but can easily be drilled with drainage holes and used as a garden planter. 18th/19th Century. 

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    Item no:2868

    An antique stone pig trough from Gloucestershire of rectangular form with a rounded interior. This is a particularly good example of an old farm feeding trough with stippled tapered sides and a weathered patination. It currently holds water but can easily be drilled with drainage holes if required as a planter. 19th Century. 

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  • £460 In Stock

    Item no:2681

    An antique rough hewn stone trough from West Shropshire, carved from a fine grained brown sandstone into an irregular oblong shape. It was originally a farm water trough and could be re-used to create a water feature although there is now a drainage hole in the back wall which will need to be blocked up.  18th/19th Century. 

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  • £475 In Stock

    Item no:2821

    An unusually shaped sandstone trough from Worcestershire of rectangular form with both side walls sloping sharply inwards, raised on an associated rough hewn block. The reason why this trough is this shape is unclear but was no doubt made for a specific function. It would suit being planted with trailing flowers.  Prices and dimensions are for the trough...

    £475
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  • £480 In Stock

    Item no:2849

    An old sandstone trough from near Atherstone, North Warwickshire, of rectangular form with riven sides, raised on two stone blocks. It was formerly a feeding trough for farm animals and the front has been slightly worn down by long use. 18th/19th Century. 

    £480
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    Item no:2818

    An antique sandstone sink from Derbyshire, rectangular in shape with a large drainage hole through the base and canted back corners, now raised on two matching stone blocks. Price and dimensions include the stone blocks. Internal dimensions of the sink are 25" x 15" x 6" deep. 18th/19th Century.

    £480
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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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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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