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

DAN 3123
DAN 3123 An Old York Millstone, this would look fantastic as a carved house name. Dimensions: 25 inches diameter x 6 inches thick. (635mm x 150mm). 3½ inch square hole. (90mm). Price: £345.00
DAN 3114
DAN 3114 Light coloured Sandstone Grindstone with cast-iron centre boss. Dimensions: 24” (610mm) diameter, 4” (100mm) thick. Price: £395.00
DAN 3119
DAN 3119 Old York Stone disc. Dimensions: 22½” diameter, 3” thick. (570 x 75) PRICE: £175.00
DAN 3129
DAN 3129 This is a superb specimen of an Old York Grindstone and is ideal for carving a house name. (See examples of DANDELION hand-carved house names on Millstones and Grindstones on the website). Dimensions: 850mm diameter, x 165mm thick with a 75mm square hole in the centre. (33½” diameter x 6½” thick with a 3” square centre hole). Price: £750.00
GREEN WILLOWS COMPLETED (8)
GREEN WILLOWS COMPLETED (8)
DAN 3084
DAN 3084 Yorkshire Stone Millstone. Ideal for carving house name. Dimensions: 35” diameter x 7” thick with a 3¼” square centre hole. Price: £975.00
SLEDGEHAMMER BOOKS
SLEDGEHAMMER BOOKS Our SLEDGEHAMMER books make excellent Presents. Why not miss the rush and purchase today. RIVET LAD £35.00 plus £3.00 p&p. The other three books are £16.95 including p&p. Can be purchased from our website www.sledgehammerengineeringpress.co.uk or by telephone 01535 637153.
ANOTHER DANDELION MILLSTONE
ANOTHER DANDELION MILLSTONE Another DANDELION millstone forming this stunning water feature. Please ring or email for details.
DAN 3128 (3)
DAN 3128 (3) A stunning water feature created from an Old York Stone bevel-edged Millstone mounted upon an Old York Crusher Stone. Dimensions: Overall height 18½ inches. Diameter of bevel-edged Millstone 32 inches with a thickness of 7½ inches. The square centre hole is approximately 4½ inches. The Crusher Stone is 19½ inches diameter by 11 inches high with a 5 inch diameter centre hole. Both millstones are separate. The rocks, pebbles and sand are not included. £1,250.00 .
DAN 3127 (2)
DAN 3127 (2) Another image of DAN 3127. Price: £1,495.00
DAN 3127
DAN 3127 Old time-blackened York Grit Stone Millstone. Dimensions: 7½ inches average thickness. (190mm). 12 inch square hole (300mm) 3½ inches deep (90mm), 5 inch round hole on other side (130mm). 43 inches diameter (1090mm). Price: £1,495.00
DAN 3126
DAN 3126 A most attractive Millstone carved from brown sandstone, and ideal for the creation of a water feature. Dimensions: 600mm diameter x 140mm thick x 105mm square hole. Price: £495.00

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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