Dating to the late 1700’s, staddle stones were used to protect against the vermin infestation that existed during this time period in southern England. The mushroom shaped stones could not easily be navigated by rats and mice, determined to feast within the graineries. The staddle stones were used as a foundation for grainaries and storehouses. These stones all have dense patina and are host for both moss and lichen. Rett received special variants from the Department of Agriculture to allow these stones to be shipped with the horticulture in tact. Staddle stones make amazing bases for tables or garden statuary, but they also stand beautifully on their own as feature pieces. Antique Staddle stones are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and we are pleased to offer such a wide selection.