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 Clapham 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.
Today, Clapham High Street is an ancient diversion of the Roman military road Stane Street, which ran from London to Chichester. This followed the line of Clapham Road and then onward along the line of Abbeville Road. The ancient status of that military road is recorded on a Roman stone now placed by the entrance of the former Clapham Library in the Old Town, which was discovered during building operations at Clapham Common South Side in 1912. Erected by Vitus Ticinius Ascanius according to its inscription, it is estimated to date from the 1st century.
According to the history of the Clapham family, maintained by the College of Heralds, in 965 King Edgar of England gave a grant of land at Clapham to Jonas, son of the Duke of Lorraine, and Jonas was thenceforth known as Jonas of Clapham. The family remained in possession of the land until his great great grandson Arthur sided against William the Conqueror during the Norman invasion of 1066 and, losing the land, fled to the north and on to Yorkshire.
Clapham appears in the Domesday Book as Clopeham. It was held by Geoffrey de Mandeville and its Domesday assets were 3 hides; 6 ploughs 5 acres of meadow.
The parish measures 1.93 square miles. The benefice remains to this day a rectory and in the 19th century was in the patronage of the Atkins family. The church, which belonged to Merton Priory was, with the exception of the north aisle, which was left standing for the performance of the burial service, taken down under an act of parliament in 1774, and a new church erected in the following year at great expense, on the north side of the common.
In the late 17th century, large country houses began to be built in Clapham, and throughout the 18th and early 19th century it was favoured by the wealthier merchant classes of the City of London, who built many large and gracious houses and villas around Clapham Common and in the Old Town. Samuel Pepys, the English diarist and naval administrator spent the last two years of his life in Clapham, living with his friend, protected at the Admiralty and former servant William Hewer, until his death in 1703.
Clapham Common was also home to Elizabeth Cook, the widow of Captain James Cook the explorer. She lived in a house on the common for many years following the death of her husband.
Other notable residents of Clapham Common include Palace of Westminster architect Sir Charles Barry, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and 20th century novelist Graham Greene. John Francis Bentley, architect of Westminster Cathedral, lived in the adjacent Old Town of Clapham.
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Clapham Sect were a group of very wealthy City merchants, bent on social reform, who lived around the Common. They included William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton and Zachary Macaulay, father of the historian Thomas Macaulay, as well as William Smith Member of Parliament, the Dissenter and Unitarian. They were very prominent in campaigns for the abolition of slavery and child labour, and for prison reform. They also promoted missionary activities in Britain's colonies owing to their Anglican leanings. The Society for Missions to Africa and the East was founded on 12 April 1799 at a meeting of the Eclectic Society, supported by members of the Clapham Sect, who met under the guidance of John Venn, the Rector of Clapham. By contrast, an opponent of Wilberforce, merchant and slave-trader George Hibbert also lived at Clapham Common, worshipping in the same church, Holy Trinity.
Clapham Common comprises 220 acres of green space, with many footpaths, and three ponds, a Victorian bandstand and a large number of mature trees, including horse chestnuts and a significant avenue of London plane trees along Long Road. It is overlooked by a variety of buildings, including a number of Georgian and Victorian mansions. It also has Holy Trinity Clapham, an 18th-century Georgian church, important in the history of the evangelical Clapham Sect. Clapham Town comprises Clapham High Street and residential streets including Clapham Manor Street, home to Clapham Leisure Centre, as well as Venn Street with a cinema, restaurants, and a food market held every weekend throughout the year.
Clapham is now well known for its versatility. Clapham is located in between Battersea and Brixton, Clapham remains one the best places to live and one of the safest regions among other areas in London. Clapham has fewer crimes reported compared to other areas of London.
There are lots of markets, coffee shops, and boutiques to serve the local residents and visitors.
In Clapham you can choose between two extremes. You can enjoy peace and quiet, or the vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle that Clapham offers. Clapham South is more remote from Clapham's central town and perfect if families want to enjoy a quiet private life. On the flip side, there is Clapham Junction, which is famous for its busy streets and railway station, bustling with people throughout the day. Clapham Common is a gorgeous large triangular park spread over a vast area in the central part of Clapham town. This region of the city has got an extended network of footpaths specifically for cyclists and joggers, so a great place for keeping fit and healthy. This neighbourhood is the Clapham city's central region, which has a large expanse of green space, which happens to be one of London's largest open areas. Clapham is best suited for families and children for the number of schools, parks and markets. From busy streets to quiet lanes, people can choose to live anywhere according to their personal preference.
Clapham North and Clapham Junction are a peaceful and pleasant neighbourhood for its residents. The inhabitants of Clapham North enjoy a large variety of restaurants and bars. It is an ideal town for people to rent or buy a home. From modern flats to the timeless architecture of townhouses in the Old town part of Clapham, the choices are many and varied for families and young professionals alike.
Clapham has its own underground and over ground railway station that makes it easier for those who live there to commute with ease. At the same time, the railway station at Clapham Junction is the busiest of all. The city has three tube stations that are well-positioned across the region. There are about thirty five trains that run every hour in all the stations at Clapham. Railways are the fastest means of transport in London. People who travel to work or for other purposes daily can choose the tube network to quickly reach their destination. Cycling is another means of transport for the Clapham local population, with a superb network of cycle lanes and places to secure your bicycle at your destination. More and more people are choosing to cycle around Clapham these days. It's green, cheap and keeps you healthy.
A good deal of young professionals prefer to live in Clapham for the offering of quality shops, markets, pubs, bars and restaurants. While the area is well served by the regular chain of supermarkets and stores, small independent shops and markets scattered across Clapham are also well used. Clapham nightlife is incredibly popular with the younger residents and visitors. Every Saturday, Venn Street market is a host to a line of fast foods, handicrafts and plant nurseries. Along with these, independent farmer markets are also available on the weekends where numerous cafes, coffee shops and delis are located.
Clapham is a great place to live if you are the outdoor type. With Clapham common, you can jog, throw a ball for your four legged friend or simply take a seat in the shade of a tree and take in the breathtaking scenery that the common has to offer. For those who prefer the night life, Clapham is one of London's best places with a wide range of pubs, bars, and restaurants to enjoy. With a lot of regeneration happening over the past few years, Clapham offers excellent resources and a variety of leisure space like libraries and community centres for the residents. Clapham has a little bit of everything to give to the people living there a great place to call home.
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