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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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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Marking 48 years of Service

It was with mixed emotions that Burlington Stone thanked Terry Armistead, Production Manager, for his dedication to the business over the past 48 years and to wish him well in his retirement at a special party on Friday 5th May 2017.  Having joined Burlington Stone at the age of 15, Terry has played a key role within the production facility at Kirkby-in-Furness.  The vast knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 48 years, along with his “can-do” attitude means he will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike.  Luckily, Terry has kindly agreed to continue to work for Burlington for a couple of days per week.

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. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Queen opens National Heritage Centre at Newmarket

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened a new £15m National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket, where many of her own horses are trained and stabled. 

Ten years of planning has gone into the new centre, which includes Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving in the internal and external walkways.