Staddle Stones (or Mushroom Stones) originated in 18th Century
England. Standing upright like mushrooms, staddle stones
have been used for centuries to keep barns and granaries off the
ground to protect them from vermin and water damage. Staddle
is an old English word for stump.
The overhang of the stone top prevented rats from
climbing up the stone.
Today the antique staddle stones are highly sought as garden
ornaments and are extremely expensive. Herb has been
replicating the antique staddle stones in hypertufa. Traditional staddle stones
usually range in height from 24" to 44". Due to regional
influences, they were made in various shapes and of different
Most staddle stones
are at $50.