Water Features 

Water is a real asset in a garden and a great way to encourage wildlife. We usually have a stock of old or unusual items that can be used to create unique water features, ranging from water-holding stone troughs and salvaged water tanks to wall masks and formal centre fountains. Making water features work often requires imagination and effort, but can be hugely rewarding

  • £120 In Stock

    Item no:2409

    A salvaged water pump from a farm in east Herefordshire, the wrought iron handle and plunger fitted to a galvanised iron chamber and spout. This old pump would suit being incorporated into a garden water feature.  !9th Century. 

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    Item no:2255

    A good antique well pump made from cast-iron with an unusual and elegant shaped handle. It has an oval trade stamp on one side reading 'Wyatt Brothers Hydraulic and General Engineers Whitchurch Salop'. Before the general availability of mains water standing pumps of this type were used to draw water from a well and were usually associated with a stone...

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    Item no:2317

    A large pale coloured sandstone trough from Gloucestershire with a bowed front and straight sides and back making it suitable to go against a wall. It is structurally sound with shelving internal walls so could be used to hold water, perhaps as part of a circulating water feature. There is currently a drainage hole through the base so it also could be...

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    Item no:2363

    A large bow fronted sandstone trough from Herefordshire raised on a rough hewn stone plinth. This is a very sound trough which would lend itself to being used as part of a circulating water feature.  18th/ 19th Century 

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    Item no:2319

    An antique water trough from Evesham, Worcestershire, of roughly square dimensions, now raised on four rectangular limestone blocks. It is unusual to find a nearly square limestone trough of this size, especially one that holds water. This is an ideal way to bring an attractive self contained water feature into a garden. 18th/19th Century. 

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    Item no:2296

    A large antique stone trough from Gloucestershire with a straight back and bowed front. This trough currently holds water so could be used as a cistern for a wall mounted water feature. Large bow fronted troughs of this high quality seem to be a traditional feature of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and are rarely found elsewhere in England. 18th/19th...

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    Item no:1791

    An unusual lead fountain modelled as a boy riding a swan, on a brown terracotta shaped base. It is signed on the round base 'D. Welch 1989' and is fitted with a brass fountain rose on the swan's back, so is intended to be a fountain although it also works as a sculpture. The terracotta base is moulded with swags of fruit and flowers linked with scallop...

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    Item no:2149

    A salvaged marble square basin with a carved niche on one side. This basin is heavily weathered after many years outside but may originally have been inside a church. It holds water and makes an interesting birdbath or water bowl. 19th century or earlier. 

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    Item no:2279

    A vintage water tank from a farm in East Herefordshire, originally an old galvanised oil barrel with the top now removed to make a tall rainwater butt or planter. There is a threaded bung half way up the side of this barrel which is water tight so it fills to the top. Early 20th century 

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    Item no:2115

    A salvaged circular water butt made from galvanised iron. Originally used to store animal feed on a traditional pig farm, this bin holds water and could be re-used as a butt to store rain water. Otherwise it could be drilled through the base for drainage and used as a large planter.  19th or 20th century. 

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    Item no:1711

    An old cast-iron pump from Worcestershire with original spiked lid and side mounted handle. This type of pump was typically used to draw water from a well, often lifting water a considerable height. It could be reused in a garden in association with a planted pump trough or as part of a circulating water feature.19th Century 54" high

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    Item no:1709

    An old cast-iron well pump retaining its lid and a long and stylish side-fitted handle. The column of the pump is stamped with the name, Godwin Quenington Glos, referring to either the foundry or, more likely, the retailer.19th Century50" high

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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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