Archive for November, 2010

Supporting wooden structures everywhere

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Old style staddles under an ancient tithe barn

The modern vogue for timber buildings such as car ports, period garages and even old style hay ricks has led to an upsurge in demand for traditional staddle stones – the small stone feet that are used to support wooden structures protecting them from damp and providing a firmer footing.

Modern staddle stones have a simple rusticated cubic form (attractive knobbly surface)  although these and medieval-style mushroom shaped staddle stones are still available from Chilstone. We still make staddlestones by hand as we have always done even supplying major conservation organisations such as English Heritage.