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Slate : Westmorland Slate

Westmorland in the Lake District is known for its green slate, which has a rough stone like quality rather than being a smooth slate. It was widely used in the Arts and Crafts Movement and in the early 20th century for high status buildings, due to its impressive appearance. It is laid in diminishing courses. It is also known as Lakeland.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Slate : Westmorland Slate
Burlington Slate & Stone, Telephone 01229 889 661 Website: www.burlingtonstone.co.uk
Honister Slate Mine Ltd, Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN Telephone 017687 77230 Website: www.honister-slate-mine.co.uk