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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Ramsey, 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.

Kitchen Splashbacks in Ramsey

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.

Owing to the massive interest being shown in our toughened glass products, it made perfect sense for us to open a new show room and we chose Cambridge because of the huge amount of interest and enquiries we have received from the local population. At just under twenty nine miles distance, Ramsey residents can now take a short trip to our Cambridge show room to see just how practical and versatile our quality glass products are and how they can transform your home and office space.

Kitchen Splashbacks in Ramsey

Ramsey is a small market town within the historic County of Huntingdonshire and parish, north of Huntingdon and St Ives. The parish include the settlements of Ramsey Forty Foot, Ramsey Heights, Ramsey Mereside, Ramsey Hollow and Ramsey St Marys.

The town grew up around Ramsey Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. The town manor is built on the site of the ancient Abbey and is the seat of the Lords de Ramsey, major landowners in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. The remains of the Abbey are now home to part of the towns secondary school. Abbey College, Ramsey resulted from the amalgamation of the previous two secondary schools, Ailwyn School and Ramsey Abbey School.

Some Ramsey history

Apart from a Palaeolithic axe discovered in Victoria Road and seen as a chance glacial find, there is no record of prehistoric finds from the town. Roman remains are limited to stray finds of pottery. Early and Middle Saxon Ramsey remains elusive.

For the later Anglo-Saxon period, documentary evidence for the foundation of the 10th century Benedictine abbey at Ramsey has been recently substantiated by archaeological evidence for activity associated with the pre Conquest monastery. Tradition has it that Ailwyn, foster brother of King Edgar, founded a hermitage at Ramsey. It received a series of substantial grants of land by King Edgar who confirmed all the privileges in 975, including the banlieu.

The abbey experienced the transition to Norman rule without difficulty and in the 11th century it underwent a period of rebuilding. In the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda the monastery was badly damaged and impoverished. Geoffrey de Mandeville expelled the monks in 1143 and used the buildings as a fortress. However, in the 13th and 14th centuries the house had a succession of wealthy abbots who undertook a series of costly building programmes. The Black Death brought prosperity to a temporary halt, and by the end of the 14th century the house was financially decayed. The abbey recovered and continued to thrive until its dissolution in 1537.

At the dissolution the Crown granted the site of the monastery, its land and associated granges at Bodsey and Biggin to Richard Williams, who demolished the buildings and sold the materials. The properties remained with the Williams family until 1676.

The town of Ramsey

The early history of the town is obscure. The Domesday Book of 1086 does not mention Ramsey. This may be either because it was part of Bury or because it belonged to the abbey that, at that time, enjoyed royal privileges.

Throughout the Middle Ages Ramsey remained a small market town serving the abbey and never developed into a borough. The original settlement probably developed outside the abbey, along Hollow Lane. By 1200 the town had grown enough to be granted a weekly market held at the junction of High Street with the Great Whyte and, later, an annual fair held at the green by the church. During the Middle Ages the Great Whyte was a navigable canal that ran along what is now the road. It was culverted by 1854 with a brick tunnel, giving the town its wide main street.

Properties along Great Whyte appear to represent secondary development of the town. Archaeological excavations have shown that this area was wet during the medieval period due to the presence of the fen. A fire occurred at Little Whyte in 1636 which destroyed about fifteen tenements. A second fire in 1731 destroyed a great part of the High Street. In 1774 Lord Orford visited Ramsey during his voyage around the Fens.

By the time of the estate map, the village had expanded along the Great Whyte and along the western end of the High Street by progressive infilling of plots. Since the 1970s progressive increase in the size of the population has prompted development around the town and along Bury Road. The limits of the town of Ramsey and the village of Bury to the south are not clearly defined, with modern housing estates spreading across the urban boundary.

The Ramsey economy

The medieval economy was dominated by garden produce, cloth trade and alehouse keeping. Fisheries also played an important part in the fen economy, along with livestock. Throughout the Middle Ages the waterways of the fenland formed commercial transport routes that ran through the heart of the region.

After the dispersal of the estates of the abbey into lay hands in the second half of the 16th century, enclosure at Ramsey and neighbouring parishes gathered momentum. Systematic drainage of the Great Level from the 17th century increased the area for hay and pasture which was progressively divided and allotted. The remaining common lands were enclosed by Act of Parliament in 1801.

On the evening of 31 January 1941, the German spy Josef Jakobs parachuted into the Ramsey area, landing near Dovehouse Farm. Jakobs broke his ankle during his descent and was unable to move from where he landed. The next morning Jakobs fired his pistol into the air to attract attention. Two local farmers were passing by, heard the shots, and found Jakobs lying on the ground under his camouflage parachute. The farmers summoned the local Home Guard, who took charge of Jakobs. The German spy was caught wearing his flying suit and carrying British currency, forged papers, a radio, and a German sausage. Jakobs became the last person to be executed at the Tower of London.

Splashbacks of Distinction are currently in the Ramsey part of Cambridgeshire at the moment as we have a client having a new toughened glass shower enclosure fitted. Why not ask us for a free, no obligation quote on either a glass shower enclosure or a toughened glass splashback for your kitchen or bathroom.

Splashbacks of Distinction are a very friendly family run business with many years of experience in the glass trade. Our reputation is very important to us and we value all our customers. We must be doing something right as we repeatedly get enquiries from friends and family of previous clients or the clients themselves asking for another one of our glass products in their home.

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Ramsey 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.

Better still, why not drop into our new glass showroom in Cambridge and discuss your home improvement project with one of our dedicated, trained staff?

Splashbacks of Distinction supply the following splashback products in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

  • 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 Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

  • 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 Ramsey, Cambridgeshire

  • 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 Cambridgeshire:

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

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