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22451 Salvaged Staddle Stones & Concrete Tops
QTY: 8 £30 From
22448 Reclaimed Staddle Stones with Concrete Tops
QTY: 2 £220 Each
22444 Salvaged Staddle Stones with Concrete Tops
QTY: 3 £220 Each
22428 Reclaimed Staddle Stones Square Bases
QTY: 3 £300 Each
22426 Salvaged Staddle Stones
QTY: 2 £300 Each
22424 Reclaimed Staddle Stones
QTY: 4 £220 From
22254 Salvaged Staddle Stone Bases
QTY: 6 Remaining £100 Each
22252 Reclaimed Staddle / Steddle Stones
QTY: 4 £295 From
19863 Reclaimed Red Sandstone Staddle Stones
QTY: 5 £325 Each
15735 Alpine Trough on Legs
QTY: 1 £1,500
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Staddle Stones


Staddle stones, or stone mushrooms as some people like to call them, date back to the medieval period and were used to support grain stores or other agricultural storage buildings.  The word staddle is said to derive from Old English 'stathol', meaning a foundation. They comprise a tapering section of stone with a separate overhanging top, looking much like a mushroom. The purpose was to raise the grain store off the ground to allow free airflow, while the overhanging top prevented rodents from getting in.  The staddles were set out in sets of as many as 16, with the floor frame of the building placed on top.  These days they make popular garden ornaments, and are especially used to line either side of entrance drives. Staddle stones were usually made from locally available stone. Herefordshire stone comes in a variety of colours: green, grey/green or reddish sandstone. We also usually have antique staddles stones from other parts of the country, which include examples made from granite from the West Country, yellowy cotswold limestone and york stone from the North of England. The design of staddle stones does vary, some are four sided, others rounded and the tops can be rounded, flattish or have have four straight sides.  Most of our reclaimed staddle stones are well over 100 years old. 

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