Stone Mushrooms

In the walled garden you will find stone mushrooms, or that’s what they resemble.

Stathel Stones

Question 1 How many of these stone mushrooms are there in the walled garden
Question 2 Were they originally used in a

These Stathel Stanes, (aka Rick Stones or Staddle Stones) were used in the old times as bases for corn ricks in order to keep them off the wet ground, improve ventilation and to provide an impediment to rats and mice from eating the hard-won grain.

​Sometimes entire granaries were balanced on such foundations. Ours keep falling over so I can’t think how they built granaries on them.

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