Antique Stone Troughs & Staddle Stones 

Old antique stone troughs come in all shapes and sizes and are a great way to add character and interest to a garden. Our antique stone troughs are all sourced within the UK and the variety is huge. They range from enormous vintage horse troughs to thin rectangular pig troughs and from ten-foot diameter cider mills to small antique stone mortars. They are excellent for growing specialist plants such as alpines and succulents, as well as creating a summer display of flowers. Staddle stones were typically used on farms before mechanisation to help store both corn and hay. We usually describe them as 18th or 19th century but they could easily be much older because the practice of building ricks on staddlestones goes back hundreds of years. They make great year round garden features both for their shape and mellow colours. 

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    Item no:1876

    An antique stone trough from Worcestershire with lots of rugged character and good internal planting depth.  18th or 19th century.

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    Item no:2234

    An antique stone trough from Hartpury, Gloucestershire, of rectangular form with a curved front and drainage through the base. It is in very good condition for its age and is ideal for planting with herbs and alpines.  18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:1610

    A old granite sink with rounded corners and a hole through the base. It probably originated from Cornwall and is an unusually neat example, most old granite troughs are rough hewn because granite is very hard and difficult to work with hand tools.18th/19th Century

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    Item no:2057

    An antique limestone staddlestone of typical form with a well established colonisation of moss and lichen.  18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:2130

    A large limestone staddle stone, the round top on a tapered base. This staddle stone is a little ragged, there is a chunk missing from one corner of the base for example, but it still has plenty of character and presence. 18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2249

    An antique limestone staddlestone from Gloucestershire, the well weathered top raised on a tapered rectangular base. 18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2172

    An antique limestone staddlestone from Worcestershire the round top on a tapered square base. The top has an original iron peg in the centre presumably to secure the timber frame of an old granary. Staddlestones were originally used as raised footings for old timber grain stores as well as rat proof supports for harvest ricks.  18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2204

    A pair of small antique staddle stones which originated from Scotland. They are carved from pink sandstone and have a good weathered patination especially on exposed surfaces.  Priced as a pair 19th Century 

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    Item no:2217

    Two similar antique staddle stones carved from limestone, the domed round tops supported on tapering bases. These are large and characterful staddle stones which are suitable for a location where they can be partially dug into the ground to make them upright and stable. 18th/19th century  Priced Individually 

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    Item no:1864

    A large rectangular stone sink from South Herefordshire with good planting depth and attractive weathering. This trough would benefit from being raised on brick piers which is often how they were originally set up. There are two drainage holes through the base.  Condition Note: There is an old crack through one end wall of this sink but it remains...

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    Item no:2216

    An old sandstone cider mill wheel from near Malvern, Worcestershire, with a typically convex shape and a square aperture through the middle. It would originally have stood vertically in a circular cider mill and been used to crush cider apples. Used horizontally it could be reused as an attractive water feature.  18th/19th century 

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    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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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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