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:1629

    A large antique stone trough, rectangular in shape with riven sides and supported on two associated sandstone blocks. This trough was reputedly once on the edge of the Malvern Hills and is a good size and shape for planting against a wall. 18th/19th Century

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    Item no:1858

    An old sandstone millstone raised on a smaller round stone to create a circular seat. This is a particularly successful combination in terms of height and proportion and the top stone has masses of mossy character. The square hole in the middle would lend itself to being planted. 18th or 19th century.

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    Item no:1788

    A large rectangular stone trough from Worcestershire raised on two stone blocks. Unearthed in the garden at Lingen Farm, Martley, it would originally have been a feed trough for large farm animals such as cattle or horses. It is extremely heavy but a great planter for a location where there is lots of space available. NB condition note. There is an old...

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    Item no:2002

    A near pair of antique stone troughs from Worcestershire with original drainage holes through the curved fronts. Old stone troughs were individually carved by hand and it is unusual to find two troughs which are so closely matching that they can be used as a pair. They are typical pump troughs which would once have stood under a well pump and have the...

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    Item no:2023

    A large antique stone trough from Gloucestershire in good condition with a bowed front and straight back making it ideal to go against a wall. It was originally a water trough for farm animals but is now drilled through the base for drainage and is deep enough to take larger plants such as wall climbing shrubs. 18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2031

    A good pair of antique staddle stones from Somerset of similar but not identical size and shape. Made from Bath limestone they are in good condition with a very attractive patination of moss and lichen.  18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:2202

    An antique stone trough from Worcestershire with a bowed front and straight back. This trough is in excellent condition for its age and has an attractive surface patination. It was probably originally used to collect apple juice when making cider on a farm. 18th/19th Century  

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    Item no:1169

    A large and rare D-shaped stone water trough with a straight back making it suitable to be put against a wall where it could form the basin for a wall fountain. This is an unusual trough from the Herefordshire borders and is in good condition for its age.18th century or earlier

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    Item no:1943

    An antique granite round trough from Cornwall with good planting depth and a raised centre which was probably originally either a farm feeding trough or a water trough. There is a single drainage hole in the sidewall but it could be reused as a water feature if this hole is sealed. This is a good sized trough and very attractively weathered. 18th or 19th...

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    Item no:2180

    A long antique stone trough from a farm in Gloucestershire now raised on two tapered stone supports. Being raised transforms this trough into a lovely planter for growing and displaying flowers to great effect.  18th or 19th century 

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    Item no:1757

    An old salvaged limestone feature from Lincolnshire, consisting of a hexagonal stone raised on a large tapered square base. The hexagonal stone is carved with a continuous gothic arch with alternate shields and heads although most of the detail is lost due to weathering. There is a square recess in the centre which may be planted with drought resistant...

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    Item no:1852

    A large stone garden trough from Nottinghamshire, roughly rectangular in shape with a drainage hole at one end and now raised on two stone blocks. This trough is unusually large and offers great scope for planting either with flowers or with alpines to make a self-contained rock garden. 18th or 19th century Internal depth 6"

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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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