glossary of architectural terms

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Staddle stones were originally used as supporting bases for granaries, hayricks, game larders, etc. The staddle stones lifted the granaries above the ground thereby protecting the stored grain from vermin and water seepage.

A staddle stone is usually shaped like a mushroom, thereby creating a barrier against rats and mice etc.

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