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French Flint Millstone M2
French Flint Millstone M2
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century small circular millstone, originally used for grinding down wheat for flour etc. Two similar stones were used with the grooved surfaces to each other. This example is cut from French Flint blocks and has a square hole to the centre and radiating grooves to take the ground result out of the sides. The non-grooved surfaced is domed to ensure maximum weight onto the lower stone. Complete and in good order.

20" diam x 3.5" thick at outer edge.

6" thickest to the centre.

 
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Price: 250.00


Stone Sink with Damage SS100
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century rectangular shaped stone sink of good proportions and colour and with a covering of lichen to the outside. One corner has broken away in one piece and one opposite corner has a short hairline crack. A good looking sink otherwise.

Exterior 28" x 18" x 9" tall.

Interior 23.5" x 13.5" and 5.5" deep.

 
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Price: 150.00


Stone Sink with Damage SS100



Deep Stone 'D' Shaped Sink SS99
Deep Stone 'D' Shaped Sink SS99
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century deep 'D' shaped stone sink. This good example has a good colour and covering of lichen to the outside and appears not to have a drain hole, but one can be drilled on request. Complete and in good order.

Exterior 22" wide x 23" front to back and 13.5" tall.

Interior 18" wide x 19" front to back and 10" deep.

 
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Price: 450.00


'D' Shaped Stone Sink SS86
Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century 'D' shaped stone sink with a good depth, a drain hole to the centre and a good weathered colour.

Exterior 21.5" x 19" x 9".

Interior 18" x 15" x 7".

 
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Price: 275.00


'D' Shaped Stone Sink SS86



1902 Stone Slab SS77
1902 Stone Slab SS77
Original, quality sandstone block carved "1902" to the centre and with a recessed square border. This example is missing the top right hand corner but is complete and in good order otherwise and the '1902' is very clean.

25" x 18" x 3.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 150.00


Rectangular Slate Sink SS75
Original, quality mid to late 19th century rectangular shaped shallow slate sink. Very unusual to find a sink in slate !. This example does have layer splits but otherwise is generally in good order with a drainage hole to the centre. Heavier than it looks.

Exterior 32" x 24" x 5".

Top interior 28.5" x 20.5" x 3.5".

Bottom interior 25" x 18".

 
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Price: 185.00


Rectangular Slate Sink SS75



Rectangular Stone Sink SS74
Rectangular Stone Sink SS74
Original, quality mid to late 19th century rectangular shaped stone sink with one rounded corner and a hole for a plug. This example does have a hairline crack to the one side that has not reached the floor, but otherwise all is complete and in good order.

Exterior 28" x 22" x 5.5".

Interior 23" x 17" x 4".

 
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Price: 150.00


Staddle Stone, several usually available SST1
Original quality, 19th century or older, two piece staddle stone in Bath stone. A good selection is normally available in stock, nicely coloured and weathered and most with lichen and mosses to the top and some sides. These two piece stones were originally used to support timber built corn store buildings, to keep air circulating beneath and hence the damp out and the 'lid' would keep out rats and mice etc. These buildings would always have lift-off steps which were hooked up on the side wall when not in use, hence no access for vermin. Some have a square base and some rectangular, all tapering to the top. All are complete and in good order and separate pictures of particular stones can be forwarded if required.

The stones vary in size but generally are 26" to 30" tall.

18" to 22" wide cap.

16" to 20" wide at foot of base.

Price is for each two piece staddle stone.

 
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Price: 275.00


Staddle Stone, several usually available SST1



Small Cast Iron Feed Trough T48
Small Cast Iron Feed Trough T48
Original, quality late 19th century small cast iron animal feed trough of a rectangular shape with tapered sides and mounted on four cast iron feet. This example has a divider to separate feeds and, the remains of the enamelled interior, all is well-weathered and pitted but complete and in good order otherwise.

2.75" tall x 14.5" x 4.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Reeves of Bratton Cast Iron Feed Trough T45
Original, quality late 19th century short cast iron animal feed trough with a 'D' shaped body on four legs and with a central bar over the centre. This unusual example is embossed for the iron foundry "Reeves of Bratton" and is complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall x 23.5" x 12".

 
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Price: 300.00


Reeves of Bratton Cast Iron Feed Trough T45



Taskers of Newbury Cast Iron Feed Trough T44
Taskers of Newbury Cast Iron Feed Trough T44
Original, quality late 19th century short cast iron animal feed trough of a triangular form with feet beneath and embossed "Taskers Newbury" for the manufacturer Iron Foundry. Complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall x 12" front back.

24" long.

 
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Price: 300.00


Galvanised Water Trough T43
Original, quality post-war galvanised water trough with tubular top mounts all around and two drain holes, one to the floor and the other to one end. Providing the two holes are plugged properly it will hold water if required. The top rails and three sides have an old bronze-coloured paint finish and one length is still showing galvanised. A great water trough, ideal for watering cattle etc, as a pond or planted up. Complete and in good and working order.

8ft long x 18.5".

16" tall external.

 
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Price: 300.00


Galvanised Water Trough T43



Cotswold Stone Roof Ridge Tile T182
Cotswold Stone Roof Ridge Tile T182
Original, quality 19th century Cotswold Stone Roofing Ridge Tile with a good weathered finish with mosses and lichen. Some old damage to the plain end which could be shortened if required back on a roof.

26" x 11".

6" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00

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