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:2325

    An antique sandstone staddlestone from Worcestershire, the round cap supported on a tapered base spreading out at the bottom. This staddlestone has great character with an interesting profile and lots of well established moss and lichen.  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:2324

    An antique sandstone jardiniere from Herefordshire, the round planter supported on a tapered sandstone base. This is a well proportioned and versatile raised planter ideal for displaying small and choice plants such as alpines.  18th/19th Century. 

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    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 

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    Item no:2304

    Two similar antique limestone staddlestone from Berkshire each with a very well weathered patination with lots of moss and lichen.  Priced Individually  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: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. 

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    Item no:2295

    Two similar antique staddle stones from the Cotswold hills, Gloucestershire. Carved from limestone and very well weathered with lots of moss these staddle stones have a number of notches and holes which no doubt related to their original use as bases for corn ricks and granaries.  18th/19th century. Priced individually. 

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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.

About Holloways Antiques