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: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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    Item no:1864

    A large rectangular stone sink from South Herefordshire with good planting depth and attractive weathering. This trough would benefit from being raised on brick piers which is often how they were originally set up. There are two drainage holes through the base.  Condition Note: There is an old crack through one end wall of this sink but it remains...

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    Item no:2143

    A large sandstone trough from Cumbria of roughly square proportions with an oval bowl hewn out of the centre. Probably originally a feeding trough on a farm this trough is heavily encrusted with moss and lichen and has masses of character. The internal dimensions are approx 19" X 18" X 9" deep. 18th/19th century 

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    Item no:2152

    An old oblong rock pool from Devon, carved from a slate like natural stone with a channel at one end. It holds water to a shallow depth and makes a charming water feature especially in a naturalised setting. 18th century or earlier 

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    Item no:2142

    A large sandstone trough from Cumbria of rectangular form with an oval bowl hewn out of the centre. This trough came from the same home in the Lake District as 2143 but it is slightly bigger and taller. The internal dimensions are approximately 18" X 16" X 9" deep.18th/19th Century 

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    Item no:1233

    An old cider press stone from Bridstow in Herefordshire mounted on a square stone base. This type of channeled stone was part of the equipment once used to make farmhouse cider and is sometimes called a drip stone. This stone could be used to make an interesting circulating water feature in a garden.18th/19th century

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    Item no:1831

    A near pair of carved stone troughs, rectangular in shape with stippled sides and a well developed covering of moss and lichen. The interiors of both troughs are rough worked with obvious tool marks and it is likely that these are salvaged stone blocks which have recently been hollowed out to make garden planters. However, this is still a rare opportunity...

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    Item no:2141

    A large limestone trough from Wiltshire of typical pump trough form with a rounded front, now raised on two salvaged limestone plinths. Being raised makes this trough a substantial garden feature and at a good height for the plants within to be appreciated. 

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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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