19th Century English Staddle Stone, carved from Cornish Granite. Rustic round tapered base with a wonderfully chunky hand-hewn bottom. Well weathered with mossy growth.
Imported from Devon, England.
Staddle stones were agricultural building supports that held up granaries, haystacks, and beehives to protect them from small animals allow air circulation underneath. Usually made of granite or sandstone they were carved from whatever stone was available.
Read about the history of staddle stones from our blog here.