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.
Splashbacks of Distinction are a family run, professional business that is based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. We cover a wide area, supplying and fitting many different types of glass products and offer many premium glass related services.
Splashbacks of Distinction are happy to visit your Bermondsey property to discuss any glass project you may have. We can help with advice, supply and fitting of your new glass splashback or other glass products.
Bermondsey appears in Domesday Book as Bermundesy and Bermundesye. It was then held by King William, though a small part was in the hands of Robert, Count of Mortain, the king's half brother, and younger brother of Odo of Bayeux, who was then earl of Kent. Its Domesday assets were recorded as including thirteen hides, a new church, and five ploughs, twenty acres of meadow, and woodland for five pigs. The hide was an English unit of land measurement originally intended to represent the amount of land sufficient to support a single household.
The church mentioned in the Domesday Book was possibly the up and coming and flourishing Bermondsey Abbey, which was founded as a Cluniac priory in 1082, and was dedicated to St Saviour. Monks from the abbey began the development of the area, cultivating the land and embanking the riverside. They turned an adjacent tidal inlet at the mouth of the River Neckinger into a dock, named St Saviours Dock after their abbey.
The Knights Templar also owned land here and gave their names to one of the most distinctive streets in London, Shad Thames, which is a corruption of St John at Thames. Other ecclesiastical properties stood nearby at Tooley Street, located in the Archbishop of Canterbury's manor of Southwark, where wealthy citizens and clerics had their houses, including the priors of Lewes and St Augustine's, Canterbury, and the abbot of Battle.
King Edward III built a magnificent manor house close to the Thames in Bermondsey in 1353. The excavated foundations are visible next to Bermondsey Wall East, close to the Angel public house.
As Bermondsey developed over the following centuries, the town underwent some significant changes. After the Great Fire of London, Bermondsey was settled by the more wealthy citizens of London, and took on the character of a garden suburb especially along the line of Grange Road and Bermondsey Wall East as it became more urbanised. A pleasure garden was constructed during the Restoration period in the 17th century, commemorated by the Cherry Garden Pier. Samuel Pepys once visited Bermondsey whilst out on his travels.
A very rare surviving building from this period is St Mary Magdalen Church in Bermondsey Street, completed in 1690. This part of Bermondsey has had a church on the same site from at least the 13th century. This church survived the 19th-century redevelopment phase and the Blitz of World War Two unscathed. It is an unusual survivor for Bermondsey as buildings of this period are relative rarities in Inner London in general.
In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the river Neckinger in the area led to the development of Bermondsey Spa, as the area between Grange and Jamaica Roads called Spa Road commemorates. A new church was built for the growing population of Bermondsey, and named St John Horsleydown.
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