Valentia Slate – a unique and contemporary product

We produce objects and materials that reflect the beauty, strength and durability of Valentia Slate. We are very conscious of our 200 year history of production and we use well proven design principles to make durable, simple and aesthetically pleasing products. Our raw material has no embodied carbon and we use low carbon techniques in manufacture. We have a zero waste philosophy.

Much like a fine wine producer, we make everything we supply, we do not supply raw material to other manufacturers and our terroir is therefore impeccable. Valentia Slate is unique and there is no other producer of Valentia Slate.

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Valentia Slate – a unique and contemporary product

We produce objects and materials that reflect the beauty, strength and durability of Valentia Slate. We are very conscious of our 200 year history of production and we use well proven design principles to make durable, simple and aesthetically pleasing products. Our raw material has no embodied carbon and we use low carbon techniques in manufacture. We have a zero waste philosophy.

Much like a fine wine producer, we make everything we supply, we do not supply raw material to other manufacturers and our terroir is therefore impeccable. Valentia Slate is unique and there is no other producer of Valentia Slate.

Image is for illustration purposes only

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History

Valentia Slate Quarry was first opened commercially in 1816 by the Knight of Kerry to
supply slates and slabs, mainly for roofing and flooring. It also supplied gravestones to all the local cemeteries and because of the excellent quality of the slate (non-porous with no impurities), these memorials can still be seen today with inscriptions that are as perfect  as the day they were erected as far back as the 1820’s. In 1825, a pier was constructed under the direction of Alexander Nimmo at The Foot in Valentia Harbour to allow the export of Valentia Slate.

When the great municipal buildings were being erected in London in the mid-19th century, Valentia Slate was used extensively. These included the Houses of Parliament, Westminster  Abbey and Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and many of the Underground Railway Stations  such as Waterloo, Charing Cross, Liverpool St. and Black Friars. It was also used in the  Paris Opera House…

History

Valentia Slate Quarry was first opened commercially in 1816 by the Knight of Kerry to supply slates and slabs, mainly for roofing and flooring. It also supplied gravestones to all the local cemeteries and because of the excellent quality of the slate (non-porous with no impurities), these memorials can still be seen today with inscriptions that are as perfect
as the day they were erected as far back as the 1820’s. In 1825, a pier was constructed under the direction of Alexander Nimmo at The Foot in Valentia Harbour to allow the export of Valentia Slate.

When the great municipal buildings were being erected in London in the mid-19th century, Valentia Slate was used extensively. These included the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and many of the Underground Railway Stations
such as Waterloo, Charing Cross, Liverpool St. and Black Friars. It was also used in the  Paris Opera House…