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The Great British Story

Burlington Stone’s integral part in the history of the Furness Peninsular was included on the new BBC One programme, The Great British Story, on Tuesday 12th June 2012.

The story and history of the South Lakes dating back to Viking times was shown, as was the importance of the railway in establishing the industrial boom in steel making and shipbuilding.  The building of the Furness Railway created the opportunity to move the area’s natural resources and minerals, including the slate from the Kirkby-in-Furness quarry, a lot quicker and easier to other parts of the county and country.

Burlington Stone, which was established in 1843, pre dates the Furness railway by 3 years.  This railway, which was intended principally for mineral traffic (slate and iron ore), and extended from Kirkby in Furness to Dalton-in-Furness, later extended to Rampside and Barrow.  

As such Burlington Stone’s history and success is interlinked with the growth of the railways, allowing the slate from the quarries to be offered to customers further afield, and today Burlington Stone’s range of luxurious and signature natural British Stone is sold throughout the world to customers, who are inspired by the finest quality stone products, crafted by skilled and talented craftsmen with nearly 175 years of experience.
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Manufacturing Manager - VACANCY

The position

This is a new role, based at the Company’s Head Office at Kirkby-in-Furness Quarry.

You will lead and manage the production operations within budget to meet customer standards. You will ensure that safety, quality, cost and delivery requirements are met, implementing modern manufacturing principles and managing continuous improvement. You will build effective working relationships and develop an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Natural Stone Awards 2016 - Landscaping Category Winner

It is with delight that Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving has won the Landscaping Category at this year’s Natural Stone Awards 2016.  Working together with Hardscape, based in Bolton, Burlington Stone supplied their Green natural stone for an integral part of the refurbishment of the Deansgate – Castlefield Metro Station project in Manchester. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Customer Service Administrator - VACANCY

 The Role: This position is a full-time role providing support to the Sales and Customer Service department and is based at the Company’s Head Office at Kirkby-in-Furness Quarry.