Burlington Baycliff Limestone is quarried from Baycliff Haggs quarry on the east side of the Furness peninsula between Barrow and Ulverston and has been worked for limestone for centuries.
The limestone from the south of Cumbria is often praised as one of the loveliest rocks to be found in the whole district with its distinctive off-white colour differing from the darker grey, browner and yellower limestones from further afield. Natural England has described the effect that the consistent use of such a unique local material has on the built environment as bringing a visual coherence in the area – “you are always sure that you are in South Lakeland limestone country because of the whiteness of the local buildings.”
This local limestone has been a fundamental and defining building material in the south of Cumbria with the architectural vernacular of Kendal, Grange over Sands, Ulverston, Arnside, Kirkby Lonsdale and the many villages and hamlets of south Cumbria characterised over the centuries by this most distinctive of local stones.
Baycliff is an extremely hard, durable limestone which has been used for generations to create beautiful building facades, boundary walling and masonry features of every conceivable size, shape and form. Whether used as a facing stone, boundary walling, quoin, lintol, cill or masonry feature, Baycliff creates distinctive yet subtle architecture that will enhance your project, letting you make a statement of quality and permanence.