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: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: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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    Item no:1787

    An antique limestone trough from near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, on two tapered limestone supports. This trough was dug out of the ground at the top of Gretton Hill many years ago and is probably an ancient trough. There is some uncertainty about its original use but our best guess is that it captured water from a spring to provide a drinking trough for...

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    Item no:1737

    A large stone water trough, rectangular in shape with a very thick base and three holes along the top of the front face which were presumably for tethering animals while they drank. Although bought from a private English garden, this is an imported trough, probably originating from China, which has two outstanding qualities. Firstly, it definitely holds...

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    Item no:1910

    A large bow fronted stone trough from Worcestershire now with a drainage hole through the base. This is an exceptionally good example of an unusually shaped trough which was apparently formerly used as a water trough in a stable yard. It is in sound and stable condition and could be reused as a water trough. 19th century

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    Item no:1944

    An antique stone water trough from Kempsey in Worcestershire with a bowed front and now with a drainage hole through the base. It was originally a water trough for horses in a stable yard and it has the potential to be reused as a part of a water feature if required. The finely worked curved front is a characteristic of large stone troughs from South...

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    Item no:1104

    An antique stone jardiniere consisting of a large octagonal top hollowed out in the centre now raised on an associated square sandstone base carved with a column of flowers on one side. The top is carved with the repeating monogram 'GR' under a crown which is presumably a reference to one of the Georgian kings. The octagonal top may have once been part of...

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    Item no:1945

    An antique stone cistern from Shropshire which is roughly square in shape with high sides and an overflow notch on one side. This trough was almost certainly originally made to store water before iron water tanks became readily available. There is currently a drainage hole at the bottom of one side so it could be used as an impressive stone planter or the...

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    Item no:1653

    A large antique sandstone trough from Ombersley in North Worcestershire, rectangular in shape and raised on two squat sandstone bases. This trough is large enough to hold an entire miniature rock garden and is already attractively planted to provide a framework for further planting.18th/19th century

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    Item no:1792

    An old cider mill from a farm on the Cotswold escarpment overlooking Cheltenham but made from Monmouthshire gritstone. The effort required in a horse-drawn age to transport large lumps of stone over long distances is mind boggling and shows the importance of cider making before the industrialisation of farming. This is an especially good example of an old...

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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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