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.
When the time is right for a new kitchen splashback or other quality glass furniture from Splashbacks of Distinction, why not pay us a visit at our new purpose built show room in Cambridge?
Trumpington is under three miles from Cambridge, so well within easy striking distance. Pop along to discuss your requirements and enjoy a cup of coffee while you discover the wonderful world of glass.
Our dedicated, professional team are on hand to advise and inspire you. Everything we do is built on our reputation for only the finest top quality toughened glass products.
Trumpington is a village on the outskirts of Cambridge. It is located on the southwest side of the city and borders Cherry Hinton to the east, Grantchester to the west and Great Shelford and Little Shelford to the south east.
The village was a separate parish from Anglo-Saxon times until the twentieth century. In 1912 all of the land north of Long Road was transferred to Cambridge, and in 1934 the majority of the remaining land, including all of the village, was also given over to Cambridge. Only 382 acres, almost uninhabited, were transferred to Haslingfield parish. The present Trumpington ward of Cambridge City Council also incorporates the Newtown area of the city, north of the historic parish boundary.
In 2012 archaeologists working on the Trumpington Meadows site discovered a 7th century Anglo-Saxon bed burial for a young woman aged about 16 years old, in a field on the outskirts of the village. The occupant of the grave had been buried on a wooden bed, and had a beautiful and ornate gold pectoral cross inlaid with garnets on her breast. The jewelled gold cross is rather unique, and would most likely have belonged to a member of a rich aristocratic family. It is thought that the grave would have been associated with a hitherto unknown Anglo-Saxon settlement near the site, perhaps that of a monastic community.
The Domesday Book of 1086 records a community of only 33 peasants, so a very small settlement indeed. The population of Trumpington had risen to 100 by the late 13th century. The village remained sizeable throughout the Middle Ages and by 1801 there were 494 residents. By the time the parish was dissolved there were about 1,200 villagers. Until the 20th century Trumpington was an agricultural village with cattle and sheep as well as crops.
Trumpingtons connection with agriculture was extended in 1955, when the Plant Breeding Institute moved to the Anstey Hall site adjoining Maris Lane in Trumpington. Here they developed new plants, notably potatoes called Maris Piper and Maris Peer, a barley called Maris Otter, and a wheat called Maris Widgeon. These are now in use worldwide. The Institute was split up and privatised in 1987. In 1990 the Institute moved to Colney, near Norwich, but the reference to the Maris Lane site survives in the names of plants.
Anstey Hall is a Grade I listed, former country house built around 1700 within its own sprawling parkland. Once owned by writer and poet Christopher Anstey and later by the polymath Robert Leslie Ellis, it was leased to the Plant Breeding Institute for many years. It is now hired out for weddings, parties, corporate events and meetings.
The Trumpington War Memorial was designed and carved by Eric Gill, who also designed and carved the crocodile on the wall of the Cavendish Laboratory. The memorial was dedicated in 1921 to commemorate thirty six Trumpington men who died in the First World War. The Second World War claimed eight more local men; their names were added following the war.
In 1314, the lord of the manor, Giles of Trumpington, was given permission to hold a three day fair on the feast of St Peters Chains. The feast was still held in the 19th century though it was transferred to a different date, and became known for the drunkenness of its visitors. It was reduced from a three to a one day fair in 1882 and was still held in the 1930s.
The earliest parts of the Church of England parish church of Saints Mary and Michael are late 12th or early 13th century. The chancel was rebuilt late in the 13th century. The rest of the church, including the nave, clerestory, aisles, chapels, porches and upper part of the tower was rebuilt about 1330. The church was restored several times in the 19th century, notably in 1858 and 1877 under the direction of architect William Butterfield. The church is a Grade I listed building.
The church is the resting place of Henry Fawcett, the blind academic and politician who, as Postmaster General in 1880, introduced parcel post, postal orders and other innovations. The primary school is named Fawcett School after him.
The church also contains the monumental brass of Sir Roger de Trumpington, a crusader knight bearing the date 1289; it is said to be the second oldest brass in England. The brass of Sir Roger as seen through the thoughtful eyes of a young Royal Air Force Spitfire pilot who visited the church in 1941 is described by Squadron Leader Guy Mayfield, then chaplain of RAF Station Duxford, in his diary. It is noted by Anthony Sattin that TE Lawrence hung a rubbing of the brass in his parents Oxfordshire home.
The west tower has a ring of eight bells, all cast and hung in 1957. The church has also a sanctus bell cast at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in about 1450.
Splashbacks of Distinction can offer a one stop shop for all your glass requirements. We are involved from start to finish in the manufacturing, supply and installation of the finest quality toughened glass splashbacks that money can buy.
Beware of imitations, the glass products from Splashbacks of Distinction have gone through a stringent quality control process, to ensure they meet our incredibly high standards. We want you to be happy with your new glass kitchen or bathroom splashback and we bend over backwards to make certain that our clients get the quality of product and the service they are paying for.
Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Trumpington 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 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