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Buckingham is a town in north Buckinghamshire, close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The town has a population of 12,043. Buckingham is also a civil parish designated as a town council.
Buckingham was declared the county town of Buckinghamshire in the 10th century when it was made the capital of the newly formed shire of Buckingham until Aylesbury took over this role early in the 18th century.
Buckingham has a variety of restaurants and pubs, typical of a small market town. It has a number of local shops, both national and independent. Market days are Tuesday and Saturday which take over Market Hill and the High Street cattle pens. Buckingham is twinned with Mouvaux, France.
Buckingham and the surrounding area has been settled for many hundreds of years, with clear evidence of Roman settlement found in several sites close the River Great Ouse, including a temple south of the A421 at Bourton Grounds which was excavated in the 1960s and dated to the 3rd century AD. A possible Roman building was identified at Castle Fields in the 19th century. Pottery, kiln furniture and areas of burning found at Buckingham industrial estate suggest the site of some early Roman pottery kilns being sited here.
In the 7th century, Buckingham is said to have been founded by Bucca, the leader of the first Anglo Saxon settlers. It is considered that Buckingham literally means "meadow of Bucca's people. The first settlement was located around the top of a loop in the River Great Ouse, presently the Hunter Street campus of the University of Buckingham. Between the 7th century and the 11th century, the town of Buckingham regularly changed hands between the Saxons and the Danes, in particular, in 914 King Edward the Elder and a Saxon army encamped in Buckingham for four weeks forcing local Danish Viking leaders to surrender. Subsequently, a fort was constructed at the location of the present Buckingham parish church. Buckingham is mentioned in the Burghal Hidage, a document commonly ascribed to the early tenth century, but more probably of the period 878 to 879, which describes a system of forts set up by King Alfred over the whole of the West Saxon kingdom. When King Edward encamped at Buckingham with his army in 914, he was therefore restoring a fort which had already existed for more than a generation. This tactical move was part of a coup against the Danish Vikings who controlled what had been southern Mercia, and which involved the taking of control of Viking centres at Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and eventually the whole of East Anglia by the end of 917.
Buckingham is the first settlement to be referred to in the Buckinghamshire section of the Domesday Book of 1086. Buckingham was referred to as Buckingham with Bourton, and the survey makes reference to twenty six burgesses, eleven smallholders and one mill.
Buckingham received its charter in 1554 when Queen Mary created the free Borough of Buckingham with boundaries extending from Thornborowe Bridge to Dudley Bridge and from Chackmore Bridge to Padbury Mill Bridge. The designated borough included a bailiff, twelve principal burgesses and a steward. Yeomanry House, the offices and home of the commanding officer of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, was built in the early 19th century.
Buckingham suffered from a major fire that ravaged the town centre on 15th March 1725, with the result that many of the main streets of the town were destroyed including Castle Street, Castle Hill and the north side of Market Hill. The result was 138 dwellings, out of a total of 387 in the town at that time, were destroyed by the fire. It should be remembered that houses were often crammed closely together and made from wood and other highly combustible materials at that time. The current range of Georgian architecture in these streets today is as a direct result of that fire, but the immediate aftermath was very problematic for the town. Charitable collections were made in surrounding towns such as Aylesbury and Wendover to help those made homeless and by 1730, only a third of the homes had been rebuilt. Due to many buildings being considered to be of significant historic interest, a number of them have been granted listed building status. These include the Grade I listed Castle House on West Street, which dates back to the 15th century. Buckingham Town Hall, which is Grade II listed, dates back to the late 18th century.
Buckingham was connected to the London and North Western Railway by the Buckinghamshire Railway in 1850, making it a popular commuter town at that time, with the municipal borough having a population of 1,816 in 1841.
In 1971, Buckinghamshire County Council set up the Buckingham Development Company with other local councils, and undertook a significant project to grow the town and provide a bypass, mainly to the south and east of the historic town centre. The population rose from just over 5,000 to a significantly higher population of 9,309 in 1991.
Buckingham is considered to be the final resting place of St Rumbold, who was a Saxon saint and the grandson of Penda King of Mercia; the parish church at Strixton, in Northamptonshire is dedicated to him and the small northern town of Romaldkirk is also thought to be named after him. He was said to have been born at King's Sutton, Northants, where he died just three days later. During his short life, he repeatedly professed his Christian faith and asked for baptism. He is now most often referred to as St Rumbold, the latter being the most common, as it can be found being used on a local road name and recent booklets about the subject. Clearly, the authenticity of this claim has been widely disputed owing to him dying in infancy and thus being far too young to profess any faith or ask for anything.
Many people like a nice clean look in their kitchen and bathroom and nothing achieves this look more than the smooth lines of a toughened glass splashback.
Splashbacks of Distinction were recently fitting a glass kitchen splashback into a house in Buckingham. The colour was a beautiful luminous bright red, with the RAL code 3026. Our client was absolutely delighted with the results and the colour looked stunning when the subtle spotlights were switched on.
Splashbacks of Distinction are a friendly family run business who takes a genuine pride in their workmanship and customer service. We have been in the glass trade for a number of years and our previous work on the projects page of this website speak for themselves. So whether you want a splashback or one of our other toughened glass products in your Buckingham home of office, Splashbacks of Distinction can help transform your space.
Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Buckingham home to measure up and fit a quality glass splashback or one of our other toughened glass products. Glass is such a clean and modern medium for your home and you'd be surprised just how much glass can transform your home.
Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.
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Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd