Cumbrian Black and Westmorland Green slate walling

Symbolic of the Lake District and an integral element of its unique landscape, Burlington slate walling stone has been used for centuries to create superstructures of every conceivable shape, size and form. Burlington stone has been used to construct building envelopes and boundary walls in the Lake District since the first buildings were built by man, producing the iconic and distinctive building vernacular of the area.

The stone’s classic linear orientation, natural faces and variegated and subtle tones create an organic appearance to the façade, connecting it visually and emotively to the ground the building sits upon.

Today, these stones are supplied in the same traditional format to be able to extend and maintain existing properties in the National Park and to be able to construct new buildings that sit seamlessly in the unique Lake District environment.

Appreciating this quintessential Lake District material, architects constructing domestic and commercial buildings further afield in the UK are also using this stone to create dramatic walling stone façades that deliver stunning and unique stone design in both traditional and contemporary construction.

To compliment our walling stone we can provide bespoke lintols, cills, quoins and cappings to allow the architect to complete the building envelope holistically using one stone.

Baycliff Limestone walling

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.

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