Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architctural Antiques

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Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architctural Antiques

Millstones For Sale

Old MillstonesDANDELION hold one of the largest stocks of Old Millstones and Grindstones in Northern England. These beautiful Old Millstones were originally hand-carved by quarrymen and farmers between 100 and 300 years ago from York Sandstone or Millstone Grit, and in diameter can range from a few inches to over 6 feet.

Carved MillstoneMILLSTONES make spectacular water features View Examples Here. DANDELION also specialise in carving house names upon Old Millstones. Find Out More

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DAN 3120
DAN 3120 Gallery: Millstones Description: An Old York Stone Millstone displaying superb natural wear. Dimensions: 19½ inches diameter x 6 inches thick, 3 inch square hole. (495 x 150 x 75)

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Millstones: A Brief History

Old millstones and grindstones were specifically made for a variety of agricultural and industrial uses. For centuries, the milling of flour was dependant on millstones. The leather tanning industry used water-powered and later steam-powered machinery incorporating millstones for the crushing of bark to produce tannin.

The dyeing industry used similar machinery for the extraction of natural dyes from vegetable matter. Paper making also relied on the crushing and grinding of timber for the production of wood pulp and also for grinding rags and other textile waste.

The early British iron-working industry used great numbers of grindstones for sharpening edges on tools such as spades, picks and axes, and also for weapon-making for the military. From the late Medieval period Sheffield had significant numbers of water-driven workshops containing grindstones for knife and cutlery production.

Old reclaimed millstones make fantastic water features, and can be incorporated also into walling schemes, both outside and inside the home, such as ‘Grand Design’ fireplaces, or can be employed in decorative and historically interesting landscaping projects.

Millstone in Flagging

Millstones incorporated in landscaping project.

Millstone in Flagging

Millstones incorporated in walling project.

We stock a wide variety of millstones - Contact us for dimensions and prices!
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How Can We Help?

Alan and Christine of DANDELION STONE TROUGHS welcome old and new customers alike. We are open most days, weekends and Bank Holidays. Please telephone today to make an appointment to visit.

World From Rough Stones House
Farling Top, Cowling
North Yorkshire
BD22 0NW

Tel: 01535 637153

Mob: 07971 906105

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