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. 

  • £150 In Stock

    Item no:2171

    An antique limestone trough from Gloucestershire raised on a tapered limestone base. It currently holds water, so can be used as a birdbath, but could easily be drilled through the base to make an interesting planter for alpines.18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:1817

    An unusual horseshoe pump trough which is a shape traditionally found in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.  18th/19th Century.  22" x 20" x 7" high. 

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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:2157

    Two similar antique limestone staddle stones from Dorset, each with square tops vermiculated on all four sides on a tapered square base. NB priced individually. 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:1673

    A large sandstone staddle stone with a round top on a tall tapered base. This staddle stone was previously in a garden in West Malvern and is typical of the type of staddle stone found in the western parishes of the Malvern Hills area.18th/19th Century21" diameter x 42" high

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    Item no:1977

    Two similar antique staddlestones from Inberrow, Worcestershire, the round tops on tapered square bases. These staddle stones are taller than most and have a very attractive weathered look with lots of well established moss. NB, the staddlestone on the left hand side of the photograph is SOLD.  18th or 19th century Priced individually

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    Item no:2151

    Two similar old limestone staddlestones from a farm in Gloucestershire with round tops on square tapered bases. These staddle stones have good proportions and an especially good weathered patination. NB. The staddle stone on the right in the photograph is sold. 18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2156

    Two similar limestone staddle stones from Dorset, each with square tops vermiculated on all four sides on tapered square bases. NB, 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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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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