With the great British weather and varying seasons, our window coverings need to be highly versatile and perform efficiently. Homes in Essex and the general London area require their window fittings and furnishings to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. Blinds are an excellent and popular choice in this respect, as they are available in a number of materials and styles.
Roman blinds are always in demand and have been for centuries, due to their good looks and ease of operation. They are available in a wide selection of fabrics and patterns, along with a great choice of colours allowing them to be co-ordinated perfectly with any colour scheme. Roman blinds create a distinctive feel in your home, in whatever room they are applied.
Another hit with many households is the Venetian blind, offering a smart window covering solution in wood, metal or synthetic materials. They are endlessly customisable and can be adjusted to let in varying amounts of light. When fully closed they provide complete privacy and a clean, neat and tidy appearance.
Roller Blinds & Vertical Blinds for any Window Style in Hornchurch, Chigwell & Loughton
At Applewood Interiors we offer high quality, stylish Roller blinds at competitive prices for homes in Hornchurch, Chigwell and Loughton, which will compliment your decor beautifully. You can have Roller blinds that will give a blackout effect or a delicate sheer window adornment. Whatever look you desire, whether its crisp clean lines or a sumptuous layered finish, you will find a Roller blind to suit. When fully opened your Roller blind will allow lots of light and unobstructed views.
Vertical blinds are a perfect choice when a balance of light penetration and privacy is wanted, and grace the windows of stunning homes everywhere. They are preferable to net curtains in many cases, and are less likely to collect dust than other styles of window covering. They can include gorgeous textures and colours and can be fitted to most window types like bays and sloping styles. Verticals can also be used with French windows and patio doors for a chic and striking statement.
Historic Maps of Essex Locations like Brentwood, The Clockhouse, Upminster, Essex
Brentwood in Essex, has a rich and interesting history as indicated by existing maps, kept in Chelmsford’s Essex Record Office which date back 300 years. The maps begin in 1717, with a map which was hand drawn on parchment, and included careful attention to detail. It would have been measured at ground level, as it would not have been possible to view the layout from the air in those days. This early map was probably produced with the intention of showing who owned what portion of land, as this is what the sections of the map indicate. The area was called South Weald, as Brentwood did not become a parish till much later.
The historic clockhouse at nearby Upminster reflects the changing character of this part of Essex, originally built in 1775 as a coach house for a country manor named New Place. The manor was demolished however in 1924 and the clockhouse became a public library run by Hornchurch Urban District Council. Later succumbing to rot and decay caused by beetle infestation, the building was converted to flats overlooking an attractive park.
Compulsory Archery Practice at Hornchurch, Dickens at Chigwell & Road Rage in Loughton
It is not known why the town of Hornchurch was so named, although it is thought that a church built in 1163 was known as the Horned Church! Some speculate that this church had metal gutters which reminded people of horns, although the building on this site is now called St Andrews Church. In Tudor times Hornchurch was a pretty large community of around 700 to 800 people, and farming was a significant aspect of the area allowing skinners, tanners and shoemakers to make their livings. All Tudor men were required to practice archery at the Butts, which has resulted in the place name of Butts Green.
Ye Olde Kings Head pub in High Road, Chigwell, built in 1547, was the inspiration for the Maypole Inn which appeared in one of Dickens’ novels, namely Barnaby Rudge. Dickens once wrote about the town that Chigwell is the ‘greatest place in the world’. Other fans of this impressive structure have included Sir Winston Churchill, who dined there in 1953. One can always find little pieces of interesting happenings throughout history, and one incident which came about in Loughton in 1804 shows that road rage is not a new phenomenon. Apparently a chap named Mr Melllish was driving his coach and horses, when a higgler or pedlar driving a small horse drawn cart, refused to let him pass. This caused a cow which was on the road to collide with the four coach horses, and as they continued on the higgler displayed the same behaviour, until he was thrown from his own cart. This caused his death the following day!
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