Staddle stones were originally produced to support agricultural buildings such as granaries, raising them off the ground to prevent vermin and water from reaching the stores.
They have been made in a similar design for hundreds of years and due to regional influences, come in various types of stone and slight variations of form.
Difficult to date but most originals will be 18th century. They have been popular as garden decoration since the 1920’s.
They age beautifully and acquire a rich patina.
A stunning historical feature in the garden or as an edging of a driveway or path.
A statement piece of garden art.
This stone is made of Honeystone (Cotswold stone) and came from the The Shaven Crown in Shipton-under-Wytchwood. A domed circular top with tapered base.
H. 660 x W. 450mm base
Top diameter 600mm