Paterson's corn staddle is now fully repaired, restored and back on a new set of posts in Tucker Park thanks to the work of Kevin Hawtin, Wayne Patfield, Adam Long and others from Paterson Historical Society. This iconic heritage building has been given a new lease of life with its restoration and is once again a striking local landmark.
A staddle is an ancient form of grain storage, the raised structure protecting the stored grain from rats and mice. Staddles can be found throughout Europe. In the Hunter region staddles were used to store and dry cobs of corn following harvest. The Paterson staddle is the only left in the Hunter Valley and one of only two known to remain in Australia. The other one is in Bothwell, Tasmania. (Reference: Colonial Silo Mysteries by Cameron Archer and Val Anderson).