Introduction - Burlington Stone


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Burlington Stone is part of the Holker Group of Companies located on the Holker Estate in South Cumbria. The Holker Group is owned by the Cavendish family who reside at Holker Hall. The Estate comprises 17,000 acres of land lying principally around the northern stretches of Morecambe Bay on the edge of the Lake District National Park. As well as stone production, the Estate’s interests also include agriculture, property development and management, a visitor attraction, commercial forestry, caravan parks, sporting, a construction company and a racecourse.

Burlington Slate Ltd was established in the mid 19th century and has a long tradition of producing high quality stone products yielding an array of natural colours and textures from our eleven quarries operating across central and southern Cumbria. We supply customers from around the world and provide employment for 150 people, many of whom live within the National Park. As well as the company’s head office at Kirkby-in-Furness, there is also an office in Dallas, Texas.

Burlington is renowned for its resourcefulness and commitment to the local economy in Cumbria. In recent years we have expanded our quarry operations, developed new product ranges and invested in the production facilities on our Kirkby site. We now provide the ultimate finishing statement for both interior and exterior environments. At the same time, we have refined our stone extraction so that we now utilise 100% of the rock extracted from the quarries thus reducing waste and extending quarry life span for the benefit of future generations. We are also ISO 14001 accredited.

Burlington's showroom, main office and production unit is located at Kirkby in Furness, Cumbria, UK. Our showroom is set against the stunning, panoramic backdrop of the Lakeland Fells. It is the perfect location from which to draw inspiration and develop design ideas. Our other showroom, located within the SCIN Gallery in London, showcases our stone within a leading design environment.