LONG STONE FEED or DRINKING TROUGH
Planter, Bird Bath or Water Feature - early 1800s Sold
L 153cm ( 63") W 40cm (16") H 22cm (9")
An unusually long feed or drinking trough hand-carved in the early 1800s in Triassic sandstone with striated patterns chiselled to all sides. Lichen and moss patina. This exceptional trough was rescued from the now submerged Denny Farm in the Somerset Mendips before the valley was flooded to make Chew Valley Lake in the 1950s. The V shaped interior is in extraordinarily good condition, one bottom external corner is chipped from long ago. Three drain holes with bungs give the option to use as a planter, trough, bird bath or water feature. Rare, practical and lovely. 1800s, Somerset.
Stock No. 1885