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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire

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.

Visit our Showroom in Cambridge

Splashbacks of Distinction have a showroom in Cambridge. Come along and see the wide range and variety of products we offer. From kitchen splashbacks with patterns, colours, images or even with your own photos. Bathroom shower enclosures, balustrades and office partitions. You would be amazed at how fantastic your space can look with the right glass products supplied and fitted by a name you can trust.

Click here for more details of the Splashbacks of Distinction showroom in Cambridge

Kitchen Splashbacks in Fen Ditton

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. We cover many areas outside of Hertfordhire too, including Fen Ditton in Cambridgeshire.

A little Fen Ditton history

The site of Fen Ditton has been occupied since at least neolithic times, and stone tools have been found on the meadows between the village and the river.

The name of Fen Ditton was first recorded in around 950 as Dittone, meaning the village by the ditch, derived from the Fleam Dyke, the prehistoric ditch that passed through the village from the river to the edge of the fens at Stow-cum-Quy and can still be seen just to the east of the village. The name was later changed to its present name to distinguish it from Wood Ditton.

The villages history is closely connected to its position on the River Cam, which provided trade throughout the medieval period and its principal connection to other settlements. A large wharf at the western end of the High Street allowed goods to be delivered for the annual Stourbridge Fair between the 12th and 14th centuries, but trade declined in later centuries. The wharf was still in use in 1845, but the opening of the London to Cambridge railway line removed its commercial purpose and it closed. More recently the river has been used primarily for leisure purposes.

A paper mill was opened in the parish in around 1550, only the second recorded in England. Standing on Coldhams Brook at the junction of modern day Ditton Walk and Newmarket Road it had fallen out of use by the early 19th century; it is now occupied by offices.

The first road in the village passed between the river and the church, linking Fen Ditton to Horningsea from at least the start of the 15th century. By the 17th century it had been moved to the east of the church. Neither route to Horningsea is still in evidence, but its route south towards Cambridge is now marked by Ditton Walk and the Wadloes footpath. In the 18th century, a new road was added on the higher ground to link the Newmarket Road to Fen Ditton and Horningsea and now serves as the main route through the village. The railway line from Cambridge to Fordham, which opened in 1884, ran through the southern half of the parish.

The area known as Fen Ditton Fields was part of the parish until it was transferred to Cambridge in 1938. With the expansion of Cambridge, housing was built on the fields in the first half of the 20th century, and it also contains Cambridges only remaining cemetery that takes new burials. The area is now bounded by the former railway line, Coldhams Common, and Cambridge Airport. Pye Telecommunications, pioneers of the use of radios in taxis, opened their site in this area in 1944; it was taken over by Philips in the 1980s.

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Fen Ditton 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 in Fen Ditton:

  • kitchen splashbacks
  • glass bathroom splashbacks
  • glass balustrades
  • glass shelves
  • bespoke mirrors
  • bespoke shower screens and enclosures
  • acrylic splashbacks
  • glass worktops

So if you live in Fen Ditton and would like Splashbacks of Distinction to provide you with a high quality glass splashback or any other glass product in our range, why not give us a call or fill in our contact form. We are a family run business and have a long list of very satisfied customers. Why not check out our projects gallery page to see some of our work.

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.

As a family run business 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. We cover many areas outside of Hertfordhire too, including Fen Ditton in Cambridgeshire.

Owing to a serious increase in demand for our services, Splashbacks of Distinction have opened a show room in Cambridge. Here you will be able to see some of the gorgeous examples of the toughened glass products we fit.

The great thing about having our new Cambridge showroom is that not only will you get the chance to see our product line in person, but you will have the opportunity to chat with a trained member of staff who will be able to advise you on ways that you can incorporate glass into your home and office space.

Glass is such a versatile product. It is super hygienic and non porous. It will withsatand heat, making it ideal for kitchen areas and will help the natural light to brighten up your home as glass does not create dead spots of light.

A little Fen Ditton history

The site of Fen Ditton has been occupied since at least neolithic times, and stone tools have been found on the meadows between the village and the river.

The name of Fen Ditton was first recorded in around 950 as Dittone, meaning the village by the ditch, derived from the Fleam Dyke, the prehistoric ditch that passed through the village from the river to the edge of the fens at Stow-cum-Quy and can still be seen just to the east of the village. The name was later changed to its present name to distinguish it from Wood Ditton.

River trade for Fen Ditton

The villages history is closely connected to its position on the River Cam, which provided trade throughout the medieval period and its principal connection to other settlements. A large wharf at the western end of the High Street allowed goods to be delivered for the annual Stourbridge Fair between the 12th and 14th centuries, but trade declined in later centuries. The wharf was still in use in 1845, but the opening of the London to Cambridge railway line removed its commercial purpose and it closed. More recently the river has been used primarily for leisure purposes.

A paper mill was opened in the parish in around 1550, only the second recorded in England. Standing on Coldhams Brook at the junction of modern day Ditton Walk and Newmarket Road it had fallen out of use by the early 19th century; it is now occupied by offices.

The first road in the village passed between the river and the church, linking Fen Ditton to Horningsea from at least the start of the 15th century. By the 17th century it had been moved to the east of the church. Neither route to Horningsea is still in evidence, but its route south towards Cambridge is now marked by Ditton Walk and the Wadloes footpath. In the 18th century, a new road was added on the higher ground to link the Newmarket Road to Fen Ditton and Horningsea and now serves as the main route through the village. The railway line from Cambridge to Fordham, which opened in 1884, ran through the southern half of the parish.

The area known as Fen Ditton Fields was part of the parish until it was transferred to Cambridge in 1938. With the expansion of Cambridge, housing was built on the fields in the first half of the 20th century, and it also contains Cambridges only remaining cemetery that takes new burials. The area is now bounded by the former railway line, Coldhams Common, and Cambridge Airport. Pye Telecommunications, pioneers of the use of radios in taxis, opened their site in this area in 1944; it was taken over by Philips in the 1980s.

Living in Fen Ditton

Fen Ditton is often associated with The Bumps, which is the annual rowing races held on the river alongside the village itself. This association can be seen in the church weather vane, which has the form of a rowing eight, and a service for rowers is held there every year. During the 1940s and 50s a ferry would operate across the river to The Plough public house during May Week until it sadly sank in 1961.

Public houses in Fen Ditton

There are two public houses in Fen Ditton. The Plough runs down to the river at Green End; The Kings Head, which has kept the local population fed and watered since at least 1760, is situated alongside the church. Former pubs include The Sluice or Pike and Eel, to the north of the village on the river; The Harvest Home on Green End; and The Blue Lion, which was rebuilt in 1951, where the High Street meets the Horningsea Road. The Blue Lion closed in March 2012 to allow the site to be redeveloped as modern housing. The Ancient Shepherds on the High Street was built as three cottages in 1540. It closed as a public house in June 2020, but will reopen later in 2020 as a restaurant.

Children initially attend Fen Ditton Primary school and usually then go on to Bottisham Village College. The villages store and post office closed in 2005. The shop unit is presently used as a studio and gallery by Christina Green, one of Fen Dittons artists in who lives nearby.

Fen Ditton has a cricket and a football team. Both sides play their home games on Fen Ditton Recreation Ground.

The Fen Ditton war memorial was unveiled in 1921 and sits on a grass island at the junction of High Street and Church Street. It is a tapered obelisk sat on a plinth that lists the names of twenty two villagers who were killed in the First World War and a further five from the second. The war memorial is a Grade II listed building.

In Church Lane, opposite the church, is a small row of three cottages, known as Willys Almshouses. Wall plaques state that they were built as six cottages in 1665, rebuilt in 1877, and finally, in 1969, combined into the three that are used today. These are operated by a charity, for rental by single independent people of the parish of Fen Ditton.

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Fen Ditton 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 really will be surprised just how much glass can transform your home.

Splashbacks of Distinction supply the following in Fen Ditton:

  • Glass kitchen splashbacks
  • Glass splashbacks with a high resolution images
  • Bespoke shower screens and enclosures
  • Glass bathroom splashbacks
  • Glass balustrades
  • Glass shelves
  • Bespoke mirrors
  • Juliet balconies

So if you live in Fen Ditton and would like Splashbacks of Distinction to provide you with a high quality glass splashback or any other glass product in our range, why not give us a call or fill in our contact form.

Alternatively, you could visit us at our Cambridge show room for a chat about your next decorating project. We can guarantee that you will love what we have to offer. Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run business and have a long list of very satisfied customers. Why not check out our projects gallery page to see some of our work.

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 Cambridgeshire:

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