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Millstones For Sale

Millstones For Sale

Dandelion 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.

Millstones make spectacular water features. Dandelion also specialise in carving house names upon Old Millstones.

DAN 3178

A very beautifully weathered Old York Millstone with square drive hole.

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DAN 3177

A curiosity of a most attractive Old York Millstone, with unusual D-shaped drive holes and displaying hand-carved ‘Fields & Furrows’.

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DAN 3176

A lovely old beautifully weathered Old York Millstone with square drive hole.

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DAN 3175

A staggeringly beautiful Old York Millstone displaying hand-carved ‘Fields & Furrows’.

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DAN 3162

Old York Stone Millstone

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DAN 3147

Old York Stone Millstone

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DAN 3136

Old York Stone Millstone

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DAN 3174

Old York Millstone of light brownish colour, Millstone Grit.

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DAN 3173

Old York Millstone of light brownish colour, Millstone Grit, with deeply cut ‘Fields & Furrows’.

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DAN 3172

Old York Millstone of greyish colour, Millstone Grit.

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DAN 3171

Old York Millstone of greyish colour, Millstone Grit.

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DAN 3170 (1)

White Smooth Granite Millstone.

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DAN 3165

Old York Stone Millstone. Beautifully weathered.

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DAN 3164

Old York Stone Millstone. Beautifully weathered.

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DAN 3163 (2)

Old York Millstone.

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DAN 3158 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3159 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3157 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3155 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3156 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3154 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3153 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3145 (2)

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3149 B

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3148 B

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3146 A

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3144 A

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3142

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3141 A

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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DAN 3140

Reddish/Brown Lakeland Sandstone Millstones/Grindstones

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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.

We stock a wide variety of millstones – Contact us for dimensions and prices!
Call 01535 637 153 or email: lankyboilermaker@btconnect.com

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