Cornish Slate has been used as a building material for some 800 years. The region has also continuously quarried slate since the early 17th century.
Historical evidence of blue/grey slate used on medieval buildings around Cornwall, England and Wales, indicates that Slate was being quarried in the region well before the 13th century.
During the reign of Elizabeth, slate quarries in Cornwall assumed considerable importance, delivering slate “throughout the realm, and even exporting it by sea to Brittany and the Netherlands”.
Today, production of Slate in Cornwall continues at Delabole and Mill Hill, which are 30 miles apart.
UK Slate can supply from both quarries.