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:1989

    A large antique limestone trough, from the area around Honeybourne, Worcestershire, now raised on two tapered limestone supports. This trough is relatively weathered because it was until recently in a farm outbuilding where it had been used as a brine bath. It is not exactly rectangular in shape with one end being slightly shorter than the other but is...

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    Item no:2018

    A good antique trough from Northern England carved from sandstone with a central partition and rounded corners. 'Double' troughs of this type are rare and this one has the added benefit of a good planting depth. it is raised on a matching stone column so that both the trough and the plants within it can be appreciated.  18th/19th century 

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    Item no:1694

    An old Cotswold limestone staddle stone from the Winchcombe area of Gloucestershire. The round top is supported on a rugged square tapered base and has the warm honey coloured patination typical of Cotswold stone.19th/19th Century22" diameter x 28" high

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    Item no:1699

    An old stone sink of rectangular form and shallow in depth with a drainage hole at one end.19th century32" x 18" x 6" high

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    Item no:1707

    An old sandstone trough from the Malvern area, rectangular in shape with riven sides raised on twin block supports. 18th/19th Century27" x 18" x 16" high

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    Item no:1652

    An old sandstone staddle stone from the Malvern area of Worcestershire, the well-weathered mossy round top on a tapered base.18th/19th century

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    Item no:1671

    Two old staddle stones made from coarse grained Herefordshire sandstone with weathered composition stone round tops. Compared to many old staddle stones they are quite slim and petite which means they can be successfully accommodated in a smaller garden. They were previously in a cottage garden on the Bromyard Downs, Herefordshire.18th/19th Century14"...

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    Item no:1706

    An old rectangular stone trough from West Gloucestershire with chiselled sides and niches cut into the end walls originally to secure water pipes. Raised on twin blocks this is an ideal trough for alpines and it still holds some of the alpines planted by the previous owner. 18th/19th Century32" x 16" x 15" high

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    Item no:1728

    An old stone wheel which was formerly a sharpening stone and would have had iron handle through the square hole in its centre.  19th century.  27" diameter. 

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    Item no:1714

    An old rectangular sandstone trough from North Shropshire with one well weathered riven side and one end with an old concrete repair.18th/19th Century40" x 19" x 12" high

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    Item no:1964

    Two old staddle stones, each carved from sandstone with round tops on tapered bases. They are actually old salvaged stone elements which have been reworked as garden staddle stones. The tops were originally stone wheels and have square holes through the centre which are ideal for planting with succulents.  19th century.  Priced individually. 

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    Item no:1819

    An antique rectangular stone trough from Herefordshire in sound condition.  18th/19th Century.  26" x 16" x 8" high. 

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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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