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: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: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:1817

    An unusual horseshoe pump trough which is a shape traditionally found in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.  18th/19th Century.  22" x 20" x 7" high. 

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    Item no:1830

    An old bow-fronted sandstone trough from Buckinghamshire, in good condition with lots of mossy character.  18th or 19th century

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    Item no:1777

    An old sandstone trough from Leek, Staffordshire, roughly rectangular in shape with a square drainage hole on one side and good internal planting depth relative to its size (approx 6").  18/19th century. 

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    Item no:1744

    An old limestone garden trough from Gloucestershire, hexagonal in shape with good colouration and an attractive rough-hewn quality.  18th century or earlier. 

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    Item no:1783

    An old sandstone trough from Herefordshire, rectangular in form with stippled sides and drainage through the base. NB condition note. There is an old vertical crack in one wall but it doesn't go below the thick stone base so shouldn't threaten the long term stability of the trough.  18th/19th century. 

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    Item no:1528

    An old limestone staddle stone, with well balanced proportions, the round top on a tapered round base.19th Century

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    Item no:1812

    An old red sandstone staddlestone from North Worcestershire, the weathered round top with old losses on a tapered round base.  18th/19th Century.  21" diameter x 36" high. 

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    Item no:1896

    An antique red sandstone trough from Worcestershire which typically would have been used under a well pump in a backyard to wash clothes and utensils. Often called a pump trough, it has a rounded front, riven sides and plenty of internal depth. It is currently planted with wild strawberries. 18th or 19th century

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    Item no:1798

    An old rectangular stone trough from West Gloucestershire with very good planting depth for its size. It was originally a drinking trough for pigs and there are two notches in the sides to locate water pipes. Drainage holes have since been drilled through the base but otherwise it is in sound condition with good colouration.  NB. There are mason's marks...

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    Item no:1876

    An antique stone trough from Worcestershire with lots of rugged character and good internal planting depth.  18th or 19th century.

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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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