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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Woburn Sands, 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.

A new splashback in Woburn Sands

Woburn Sands is a small town and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes. It is south-east of Milton Keynes itself, near Wavendon. The county boundary between Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire borders the town. All of Woburn Sands is in the Borough of Milton Keynes although many find the meandering boundary with Aspley Guise and Aspley Heath confusing with the Primary and Middle Schools that serve the town both in the Parish of Aspley Guise.

Some Woburn Sands history

The earliest evidence of settlement in Woburn Sands is an Iron Age hill fort dating from around 500 BC, called Danesborough Camp which is located to the southwest of the present town. A hill fort is a type of earthwork used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for a significant defensive advantage. Most hill forts are a European design and of the Bronze Age or Iron Age. Some were used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually follows the contours of a hill that is already present and consists of one or more lines of earthworks, with stockades or defensive walls, and external ditches. Hill forts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly the start of the first millennium BC, and were used in many Celtic areas of central and Western Europe until the Roman conquest. The presence of the hill fort in Woburn Sands demonstrates the constant threat of invasion or attack that the local population faced during the period.

Many years later, when the Woburn Sands had developed into a hamlet, it was part of the parish of Wavendon, becoming a separate civil parish in 1907. Under the Local Government Act 1972 the parish council has adopted the status of a town in its own right. It has separated from Wavendon parish which is just to the north of the Marston Vale line.

The origin of the Woburn Sands name

The name of the village that occupied the Woburn Sands site was originally called Hogsty End. Wavendon had three other 'ends', namely Church End, Cross End and Lower End. By Victorian times, the name had fallen out of favour, and Woburn Sands had become the accepted name.

The term 'sands' normally indicates a seaside resort, but clearly Woburn Sands is a long way from the coast. The name of Woburn Sands is mostly credited to a local schoolmaster who was unable to attract business to the Hogsty End Academy that he was in charge of. Hogsty literally means a home for hogs and nobody wanted to live in a pig sty! The schoolmaster was apparently one of the first people to promote the use of Woburn Sands as a name for the unfortunately named Hogsty End.

The modern place name is related to nearby Woburn in Bedfordshire, and to the sandy local soil resulting from its proximity to the Greensand Ridge, an escarpment of Greensand that is part of the Woburn Sands Formation.

Woburn distinguished from Woburn Sands

Many people assume that Woburn Sands and Woburn are one in the same place, but this is not the case. Although there is only less than three miles between the two locations, they are two very distinct towns.

Woburn itself was first recorded as a hamlet in 969 and is found in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is best known as the location of Woburn Abbey, which is a stately home and Woburn Safari Park. The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in 1145 and granted to the first Earl of Bedford in 1538 after the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. The village may have been called "Woburne Chapell" in medieval times, in order to distinguish it from the abbey. Woburn has been burned down and rebuilt three times. A mediaeval chimney fire spread due to the prevalence of thatched roofs and closely built houses. Then, during the English Civil War, the Cavaliers burned down much of the village and in 1724 a third fire destroyed much of the town, which was re-built in the Georgian style that remains today.

During the nineteenth century, Woburn was an important staging post on the London-Newport Pagnell-Northampton turnpike. The town had twenty seven inns and the first twenty four hour post office outside of London. However, with Woburn being bypassed by the West Coast Main Line and the Grand Union canal and the Varsity Line, Woburn's location ceased to be so significant. Owing to this decline, the population of Woburn fell from 2,100 in 1851 to 700 about a hundred years later.

Woburn Town Hall, which was designed by Edward Blore, was completed in 1830. Under the 8th Duke of Bedford, a new parish church was completed in Woburn in 1868. It was equipped with a crypt beneath, which was originally intended as the burial place of the Dukes of Bedford and their family. In the end the dukes continued to use the ancient mausoleum at St Michael's, Chenies, and the crypt of St Mary's parish church in Woburn is now used for events and meetings. The hatch through which coffins would have been lowered into the crypt is still visible.

Splashbacks of Distinction fitted a kitchen and bathroom splashback in a property in Woburn Sands a couple of months ago and the client has already stated that they would like us to manufacture and fit a shower enclosure in their second bathroom very soon.

Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run business who have been manufacturing, supplying and fitting quality glass products in properties throughout the South East for quite a few years. Please have a look at some of our previous projects to see for yourself just how appealing a glass splashback or balustrade is.

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Woburn Sands 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 Woburn Sands, 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 Woburn Sands, 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 Woburn Sands, 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:

Showroom: Unit 11, Broomhall Farm, Watton At Stone, Hertford SG14 2RN

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