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:1962

    A pair of very unusual red sandstone raised corner troughs from a Worcestershire stonework collection. The exact purpose of these troughs is not known but they look like they were corner mangers made for a stable. The bowls are deep enough for planting with flowers and drainage holes have been drilled at a later date through the back of the bowls. 18th or...

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    Item no:1758

    An old limestone standing stone carved on one side with a shallow recess. There is an interesting background to this stone which was dug out of the ground many years ago on top of Gretton Hill, Gloucestershire. The shallow recess was probably made to capture water from a natural spring for farm animals and the stone is likely to be ancient. It may even...

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    Item no:2088

    A large antique stone trough from near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, rectangular in shape with chiselled sides and lots of rugged character. With good internal planting depth (15") and drainage through the base this trough could be used for a wide variety of plants including wall climbers.  NB. There is an old repair on one side which is stable and more...

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    Item no:1928

    A large bow-fronted sandstone trough from Kempsey in Worcestershire. This is an unusually large trough for it's type and it formerly held a large conifer which has slightly inhibited the amount of moss growing on it by keeping it very dry. The sides have some hairline cracks following natural laminations in the stone but it is reasonably sound overall....

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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: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: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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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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