A trio of yellow sandstone staddle stones, these are probably bath stone as they came from a house in Wiltshire. We have a further staddle stone base without a top that is not included here.
Instantly recognisable and often erroneously called mushroom stones , Staddle stones have been used for centuries as the raised footings for granaries and tithe barns in order to prevent both damp and pesky rats and mice raiding the stores. Generally found in the southern counties, Staddles can be found in a number of mediums, most commonly sandstone and granite, they will vary region by region and will these days be seen gracing rural driveways and gardens.
One of the tops on these staddle stones is made from gritstone and is a re-purposed mill stone, adding character to the set.
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Dimensions: 1. Height: 25" Width at base:17" Width at top: 23" Weight: Flipping heavy
2. Height: 29" Width at base:17" Width at top: 24" Weight: Flipping heavy
3. Height: 31" Width at base:17" Width at top: 23" Weight: Flipping heavy