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:2182

    A large stone horse trough from North Yorkshire of rectangular form with an original drainage hole in one corner. Horse trough is an old name for the large drinking troughs traditionally installed in farmyards to water all sorts of farm animals but especially heavy horses . This is an exceptionally sound trough with a well established mossy patination and...

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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:2124

    An antique stone horse trough from Herefordshire with a bowed front and straight back making it ideal to go against a wall. The term horse trough traditionally referred to large water troughs, usually in a farm yard, which provided clean drinking water for large farm animals, especially working horses. Carved from a single block of sandstone this is an...

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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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    Item no:2080

    A fine large stone trough from near Dursley, Gloucestershire, with a rounded front and straight back. This trough is in exceptionally good condition for it's age with a very good weathered patination and no frost damage or cracks. It is also an unusually large trough for it's type with a finely worked bowed front.  NB. There are several small holes in...

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    Item no:1726

    An old cider mill from Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, consisting of two halves together with the original large roller stone. Cider mills were once driven by farm animals such as heavy horses or oxen and were used to crush apples prior to extracting the juice for cider making. Typically they were made, as is this example, from hard-wearing millstone...

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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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