Focal points are arranged carefully around the garden: a statuette in the rock garden, a stone gremlin by a pebble pool and fountain, much loved by frogs and birds, and a staddle stone
- a mushroom shaped stone once used to support a haystacks - in a shady corner among ferns and hostas.
ON one of our valuation days at our Southport office, a lady came in with photographs of some staddle stones
and stone troughs she had, and wanted to sell.
Tim Price, of insurers, NFU Mutual, said: "Thieves will take anything from heavy concrete mushroom staddle stones
(traditionally used to above the groun grain from verm troughs, to flocks "Up to 90% of volves sheep.
"Thieves will take anything, from heavy concrete mushroom staddle stones
(traditionally used to lift granaries above the ground to protect grain from vermin) and feed troughs, to whole flocks of sheep," he said.
If all this is too flippant for you, the serious collector is spoilt for choice by about 200 years of decorative garden antiques: fountains, urns, sundials, staddle stones
(or mushroom stones), birdbaths and jardiniAres' furniture made from stone, marble, cast iron, notably the famous Coalbrookdale products, and even garden gnomes - some of which do qualify as antiques.
There is permission to build a village house which will link with this picturesque, Grade ll listed building, still on its raised platform of staddle stones
and set in about a third of an acre The granary has permission to be converted as an annexe to swell the living space beyond the three or four bedroom house, whose foundations are already in place.
Priced at pounds 350,000, the four-bedroom mid-terrace cottage is called Staddle Stones
with an address of The Fold Yard, Hartford Hall.
Sutherland escaped with staddle stones
worth more than pounds 6,000, committing 24 offences between November last year and April.
David took the blonde- haired twins to a local pub called The Staddle Stones
in Cheltenham, Glos, where they met his friends Danny Winter and Wisdom Smith.
ON one of the valuation days at our Southport office, a lady came in with photographs of some staddle stones
and stone troughs she wanted to sell.
Garden designers are spoilt for choice with an unusually large variety of staddle stones
, currently a market favourite, troughs, seats, reeded lamp posts and, at the top of the market, a marble statue of Young Winter attributed to Emil Wolf at pounds 5,000-pounds 7,000.
at Lower Quinton was built only 20 years ago - but one might not guess.