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. We cover many areas outside of Hertfordhire too, including Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire.
Whittlesey appears in the Cartularium Saxonicum in 973 A.D. as Witlesig, Cartularium Saxonicum is a three volume collection of Anglo-Saxon charters published from 1885 to 1893. Whittlesey also appears in the Domesday Book as Witesie, and in the Inquisitio Eliensis 1086 A.D. as Wittleseia. The Ely Inquiry or Inquisitio Eliensis was a satellite of the 1086 Domesday survey.
Before the draining of the fens, Whittlesey was an island of dry ground surrounded by the marshy fens. Excavations of nearby Flag Fen indicate thriving local settlements as far back as 1000 BC. At Must Farm quarry, a Bronze Age settlement is described as Britains Pompeii due to its relatively good condition. In 2016 it was being excavated by the University of Cambridges Cambridge Archaeological Unit. At Must Farm at least five homes of 3,000 years in age have been found, along with Britains most complete prehistoric wooden wheel, dating back to the late Bronze Age.
Whittlesey was linked to Peterborough in the west and March in the east by the Roman Fen Causeway, probably built in the 1st century AD. Roman artefacts have been recovered at nearby Eldernell, and a Roman skeleton was discovered in the nearby village of Eastrea during construction of its village hall in 2010.
The towns two parishes of St Marys and St Andrews were controlled by the abbeys in Thorney and Ely respectively until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The two parishes were combined for administrative purposes by the Whittlesey Improvement Act of 1849. Despite the proximity of Peterborough, Whittlesey is in the Diocese of Ely.
Until it was drained in 1851, nearby Whittlesey Mere was a substantial lake surrounded by marsh. The town is still accessible by water, connected to the river Nene by Kings Dyke, which forms part of the Nene and Ouse Navigation link. Moorings can be found at Ashline Lock, alongside the Manor Leisure Centres cricket and football pitches.
Whittlesey was significant for its brickyards, around which the former hamlet of Kings Dyke was based for much of the 20th century, although only one now remains, following the closure of the Saxon brickworks in 2011.
The local clay soil was also used to make cob boundary walls during a period in which there was a brick tax. Some examples of these roofed walls still stand today and are claimed to be unique in Fenland. Clay walls predate the introduction of brick tax in other parts of the country, and some were thatched.
Whittlesey had a large number of public houses. Whittlesey was also an important trade route in the late Bronze Age. Evidence for this was found at the archaeological site of Must Farm, where log boats, roundhouses, bowls with food in them, and the most complete wooden wheel were housed.
Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Whittlesey 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.
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 email@example.com or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Splashbacks of Distinction is the trading name of RDC Glass Ltd