Alton Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy

    Our friendly team will work with you to create a bespoke relocation package.

    All our removals include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.
    • Cover for Goods in Transit
      Cover for Goods in Transit
      We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Flat, used boxes can be collected (location dependent, fees may apply).
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments.
    • Storage Options
      Storage Options
      Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available (fees may apply).
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your move...

    Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.

    Greener Moves

    As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Box Recycling Service

    We collect your boxes to re-use or recycle, giving you one less thing to worry about (dependent on location, fees may apply).

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.

    Acid Free Wrapping

    We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.

    Make your move greener
    with Armishaws.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Staying Local?

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws operate internationally, nationally and locally – local places covered;

    • Four Marks
    • Binsted
    • Odiham
    • Bordon
    • Hollywater
    • Liss
    • New Alresford
    • Burkham
    • Rowledge
    • Thursley

    Ask our friendly team for a free, no hassle quote today.

    Alton – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Alton Hoard
      In 1996, 256 Roman coins (each around 2cm in diameter, or roughly the size of a 2p coin), plus a gold ring and gold bracelet were found on farmland just outside Alton. Dating back to between 50 BC to 50 AD, the coins were found in two separate spots, four days apart by a pair of local metal detectorists and were valued at around £350,000. Kaching!
    2. Saxon Warrior
      As well as Roman settlers, Saxons lived in the area. A 7th century cemetery was discovered including the grave of a Saxon warrior with a particularly ornate belt buckle which, along with other finds, can be viewed at the local Curtis Museum. In the 10th century the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex fought the Vikings at the first Battle of Alton in which 81 men of Wessex were killed by the victorious Vikings.
    3. Jane Austen
      The writer grew up in nearby Chawton, 1 mile from Alton and it’s here she wrote 5 of her novels. There is a heritage walk going past sites that Jane Austen would have known in her youth and possibly shaped some of her earlier work. The route ends at the former Austen family home.
    4. Battle of Alton II
      In 1643 during the Civil War, royalist forces of cavalry and infantry were attacked by 5,000 parliamentarian troops. The Earl of Crawford fled, taking the cavalry with him and left 700 infantrymen to face the music. They were driven back to St Lawrence Church where their commanding officer and most of his men were shot and killed, the rest were taken prisoner. The church doors still bear the marks of musket balls and it is considered to have been a particularly gruesome fight and one of the “most savage encounters” of the war.
    5. Hop Hop Hooray
      The warm climate and good soil create perfect conditions for brewing hops in the region. Which in turn leads to an area good for brewing beer. There has long been a rich tradition of breweries around Alton and today you can sample some great, local micro-breweries and craft beer. Cheers!
    6. Sweet Fanny Adams
      The colourful phrase stems from the sad tale of 8-year old Fanny Adams. In 1867 Fanny was murdered and her body cut into pieces and scattered gruesomely through a local hop field by local solicitor’s cleck Frederick Baker. The sheer horror of the crime made it national headline news and in typical dark humour, the Royal Navy referred to their new tinned meat rations (which were deeply unpopular) as the remains of ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’. Today the term is often used to mean sweet nothing at all (owing to the shared initials with another colourful slang term).

    Alton – Local Info

    Schools – View the latest Ofsted scores and reports for the Alton area

    Population – The 2011 census recorded Alton’s population as 18,261.

    Transport – Sitting on the A31, close to both the A3 and M3, 11 miles from Aldershot, Alton is 34 minutes from Southampton (also the location of the nearest airport). The fastest trains to London arrive at Waterloo station in 1 hour and 7 minutes.

    News – Alton’s local news and events can be found in the Alton Herald.

    Best of Alton

    Take a look the pride of Alton with our selection of the best local businesses;

    Bottega dei Sapori

    ‘A little corner of Italy’, this family-run deli-café serves daily treats, excellent coffee and stocks pasta, wines, olive oil and other delicious Italian delicacies.

    Go Visit! – 8 High Street, GU34 1BN

    Bowtell’s Farm Shop

    Farm fresh produce, responsibly raised free-range meats, local goodies. Enjoy the taste of Hampshire straight from the countryside.

    Go Visit! – East Tisted, Alton, GU34 3QP

    Triple FFF Brewery

    Beer lovers can shop local at the Triple FFF Brewery. You can walk in and buy direct from the brewery and take home some funky, music themed brews.

    Go Visit! – Magpie Works, Station Approach, Four Marks, GU34 5HN

    Hattingley Valley Vineyard

    What could be better than toasting your new home with locally produced sparkling wine? How about award-winning, eco-friendly sparkling wine? Unconventional and exceptional.

    Go Visit! – Wield Yard, Lower Wield, SO24 9AJ

    Fillup Alton

    New home, new habits. This zero-waste shop stocks household goods and healthy food to help you reduce plastic and food waste which is better for your budget, waistline and the planet.

    Go Visit! – 15 High Street, GU34 1FG

    About Alton

    Rich Romans, warring Saxons, two famous battles, breweries, vineyards, the home and work of Jane Austen, plus the real tale of Sweet Fanny Adams, Alton is a fascinating small town with a vibrant community and colourful past.

    There are excellent independent shops, stunning scenery, good eateries and five supermarkets! If you do need to travel, there are quick routes to the coast and you can be in the centre of London in just over an hour. The town has a history of brewing beer and was once a centre of hop production for the region.


    Shoppers have a weekly market every Tuesday which can trace its trading routes back to 1232. Foodies will find plenty of fresh goods as well as a raft of excellent indie shops, from bakers and delis, to farm shops and furniture up-cycling. If you prefer your cycling on two wheels there are miles of stunning countryside to get out and explore. Alternatively, the town’s leisure centre has classes, a gym, pool and more.


    11 miles from Aldershot and 34 minutes from Southampton Alton has excellent transport links. The towns lies on the A31, within easy reach of both the A3 and M3. Trains to London Waterloo take in 1 hour and 7 minutes. The closest airport is Southampton international

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