Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architctural Antiques

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Dandelion Stone Troughs and Architctural Antiques


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  • Unique Old Stone Troughs Collection

    Unique Old Stone Troughs Collection

    We have a range of old stone troughs for sale, including stone water troughs, stone feed troughs and stone sinks, ranging in size from small stone planters to large troughs...

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  • Standing Stones + Monoliths

    Standing Stones + Monoliths

    Dandelion’s unique, time-weathered, gnarled ancient standing stones, geological curiosities and stone monoliths make fantastic, eye-catching features…

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  • Old Millstones + Grindstones

    Old Millstones + Grindstones

    We hold a large stock of old millstones, hewn centuries ago from York sandstone, Millstone Grit, granite and limestone,which make fantastic water features, or can be incorporated into stone or brick walls, both inside and outside buildings...

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  • Unique Stone Garden Ornaments

    Unique Stone Garden Ornaments

    Our antique stone garden ornaments include curiosities such as stone flowers, stone mushrooms, staddle stones, gargoyles, bird baths, unusual stone planters, garden urns, stone sun dials and much more...

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We supply stone troughs and architectural antiques to customers throughout the UK and overseas. Based in Cowling, North Yorkshire, all our goods are delivered packaged in bubble-wrap for safety and secured to a Euro pallet. We pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service, a fact reflected by the comments of many satisfied customers:

I recently purchased a small trough on Alan's advice and am delighted with finding such a fine example after a long search. Alan and Christine could not have been more helpful in my quest... Read More

Mrs Sheila Dibnah, Bolton

The five York stone troughs supplied by you arrived safely, and have been sited either side of the long stone pathway leading down to our orchard... Read More

Brian Mc, Harrogate

Just a short note to express our utter delight and satisfaction with the old limestone standing stone supplied by your company Dandelion... Read More

Major B. The West Country


bigwheelblackpool pdf

Blackpool Iron Wheel article by Alan McEwen printed in Northern Life Magazine Spring 2017 issue.

Down in London at Earl’s Court, a Royal Navy Engineer Officer, Walter B. Bassett R.N. had constructed a gigantic revolving iron wheel which opened in July 1895, and had quickly become a Mecca for visitors with money to spend. A group of visiting Lancashire cotton mill barons and business men, on viewing Bassett’s wheel reached a consensus amongst themselves that such a wheel as this one if erected in Blackpool could undoubtedly generate significant much needed revenue for the town’s coffers. An agreement was therefore reached to invest in Bassett’s ‘huge revolving wheel of iron’ concept which, up in Blackpool would hopefully become a magnet for the hoards of Lancashire and Yorkshire mill workers’ families that were flocking increasingly to sample the exciting sights and sounds of bustling Blackpool.

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Dandelion owners Alan and Christine McEwen also run Sledgehammer Engineering Press from their base in Cowling, North Yorkshire. The company specialises in publishing high quality books about Britain’s industrial history. A selection of extracts and articles are published below.

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Seeking The Peak District’s Millstone Curiosities

Alan & Christine find many millstones lying abandoned in the Peak District.

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Monk’s Bridge, near Rimington, Clitheroe

From Jaggermen’s Bridges on Packhorse Trails by Christine McEwen.

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Roamin’ in the Gloamin’ for Scottish Industrial Treasures

A photo tour of Scotland giving a flavour of what can be found...

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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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