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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.

Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.

Where is Wendover?

Wendover is a market town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. It is also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district. The mainly arable parish is 5,832 acres in size and contains many hamlets that nestle in amongst the lush forest on the surrounding hills.

Where does the Wendover name come from?

The name of Wendover is of Brythonic Celtic origin. The first element, wen can mean "blessed" or "white" wyn or gwyn in modern Welsh. The second element, duor or dwfr simply means water, dwr in modern Welsh, a common element in English place names such as Dover.

As such, the meaning of Wendover is often given as "White-water", and likely refers to the chalky stream that flows through the middle of the town. This stream rises in the adjacent hills, bringing white chalk deposits with it. Despite circumstantial evidence, particularly the abundance of spring water, the other often cited interpretation of "Blessed-water" is not generally accepted.

The threatened chalk stream in Wendover

Chalk streams are a quintessential part of the English landscape and have huge ecological value. So effectively the Wendover Canal is itself a chalk stream.

Our chalk streams are unique, as there are only about two hundred chalk streams in the entire world, and most of them are in the southern half of England, with a few in France. Which makes them such an important part of our countries landscape. The Environment Agency has thirty-seven chalk streams on its endangered list because of over-abstraction, almost a quarter of the total. Although drought and over abstraction are a serious threat to the chalk streams, the water does flow again once the rains return, but the biodiversity the streams support may not find it so easy to recover.

Wendover passes from Edward the Confessor to William the Conqueror

The first known documentary reference to Wendover, then known as Waendofron, is in the will of Aelfheah, the ealdorman of Hampshire, and dates from between 965 and 971. Prior to the Norman Conquest, the manor, which at the time measured twenty-four hides in area, was held by Edward the Confessor. The settlement appears to have been centred some 600 metres to the south of the present-day focus of Wendover, near the current location of the parish church of St Mary. By 1086 the manor of Wendover was in the hundred of Aylesbury, with William the Conqueror as its tenant in chief.

The Wendover manor remained in royal ownership until 1154, and then passed back and forth between royal and private ownership several times. Wendover was granted a market charter in 1214, and had become a borough by 1228, although it does not appear to have achieved any degree of self-government. It is likely that around this time the focus moved north to its current location, allowing the market traders to ply their wares to traffic on the road running along the Chilterns between Chinnor and Tring, as well as that crossing the Chilterns between London and Aylesbury. The current layout of the older parts of Wendover shows clear evidence of medieval town planning, especially the presence of long, narrow and rectilinear burgage plots. Burgage is a medieval land term used in Great Britain and Ireland, well established by the 13th century.

A burgage was a town, borough or burgh rented property that was owned by a king or lord. The property, or burgage tenement usually, and distinctly, consisted of a house on a long and narrow plot of land, with a narrow street frontage. Rental payment was usually made in the form of money, but each burgage tenure arrangement was unique and could include services.

The Civil War comes to Wendover

Parliamentary and royalist troops came to Wendover during the Civil War, with looting reported by both sides. Many of the buildings in the centre of Wendover, and especially on High Street, Pound Street, and Aylesbury Road, date from the Seventeenth century. Although it is not known for certain whether this is because they needed rebuilding after civil war damage, many consider this to be the reason. Another possible reason why many Wendover buildings date from this era because the town prospered so much at this time.

In 1721, the Wendover to Buckingham Turnpike Trust was established, and Wendover became a stop for coach routes to and from London. This would have created a perfect opportunity for highwaymen to prowl the roads and causeways at this time. It is also likely that several new inns and hostelries were built along the High Street to cater to the traders and travellers. The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal was built between 1793 and 1797 and served local industries whilst also providing a water supply for the parent canal. In September 1892, the railway reached the town with the opening of Wendover Railway Station on the Metropolitan Railway's line to Aylesbury. Responsibility for the station was transferred from London Transport, who had inherited it from the Metropolitan Railway to British Railways, in 1961.

Famous people linked to Wendover

Robert Louis Stevenson, the writer of world-famous literary works such as Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, stayed a night at The Red Lion, Wendover, in 1874, which he wrote about in an essay called "An Autumn Effect".

In 1913, Alfred de Rothschild, invited the Royal Flying Corps to conduct manoeuvres on his land in the adjacent manor of Halton, and the land continued to be used by the British Army throughout the First World War. In 1916 the Royal Flying Corps moved its air mechanics school from Farnborough, Hampshire to Halton, and in 1917, the school was permanently accommodated there, in what was to become the current RAF Halton. Whilst the base is not in the parish of Wendover, its proximity impacted on the town, and the surrounding landscape, due to the associated population increases and deforestation to provide wood for construction work.

Toward the latter part of the twentieth century, some large-scale residential developments appeared in Wendover, particularly to the north of the town. In 1998, the Wendover bypass was built, moving the A413 road west of the town centre, running parallel to the railway line. Property values rose significantly in Wendover in the the years following the completion of the bypass, which took away a good deal of traffic away from the narrow Wendover streets.

In 2010, the proposed route the High Speed 2 rail line, commonly known as HS2, from London to the Midlands was published, showing it taking a route in a tunnel to the west of the Wendover bypass and town centre. As part of a wider campaign against the route, a Wendover lobby group was formed, with a three hundred strong protest filmed by the BBC in December 2010. However, despite the opposition, the HS2 bill was passed in 2016. In 2017, construction contracts were signed.

Glass splashbacks and more in Wendover

Splashbacks of Distinction have been installing the highest quality toughened glass splashbacks, shower screens and enclosures, mirrors and glass shelving units for several years. The number of people who want these glass products appear to be increasing by the day, maybe it's because glass is so hygienic and easy to maintain.

As well as the ease of cleaning, the transformation glass can make to your Wendover property is quite incredible. Glass is modern and functional too.

Splashbacks of Distinction have a massive selection of colours and tints that cover the RAL, British Standard and Dulux colour range, so you will have no trouble in finding a colour to suit your kitchen, bathroom or living space.

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Wendover 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 supply the following splashback products in Wendover, Buckinghamshire

  • Glass kitchen splashbacks
  • Glass kitchen splashback samples
  • Glass kitchen splashbacks in many different colours
  • Printed glass splashbacks
  • Colour matched splashbacks
  • Painted splashbacks

Splashbacks of Distinction also supply the following glass products in Wendover, Buckinghamshire

  • Stainless steel and glass Balustrades
  • Glass shelves
  • Coloured mirrors
  • Toughened mirrors
  • Decorative glass
  • Glass hardware
  • Glass worktops
  • Glass shower cubicle
  • Garden glass balustrades
  • Glass staircases
  • Glass table tops
  • Satin glass
  • Toughened glass
  • Laminated glass
  • Opaque glass

Splashbacks of Distinction also supply the following glass related services in Wendover, Buckinghamshire

  • Glass cut to size
  • Mirrors cut to size while you wait
  • Glass processing
  • Glass supply and installation
  • Supply only splashbacks
  • A glass express service
  • Template and fit

Only the finest quality from Splashbacks of Distinction

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.

Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01920 830 084, email us at enquiries@splashbacksofdistinction.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Areas covered in Buckinghamshire:

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