Beaminster Removals

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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    Our expert team create bespoke packages, designed to suit the exact needs of you and your family.

    All packages 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.

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    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.

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    Beaminster Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Broadwindsor
    • Bowood
    • Netherbury
    • Toller Downgate
    • Durrington
    • Mosterton
    • Birdsmoor Gate
    • Maiden Newton
    • Evershot
    • Marshwood

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

    Beaminster – 5 Quirky Facts

    1. Domesday
      Originally known as ‘Bebingmynster’ in the 7th century, Beaminster was of high enough status to have been included in the Domesday Book, created by William the Conqueror in 1086 to record the wealth of parishes in order to calculate taxes. The population at this time was around 300. The name ‘minster’ refers to what must have been a sizeable church and possibly a holy order.
    2. Fire!
      During the English Civil War, like much of the region Beaminster was Parliamentarian. King Charles II sent his nephew Prince Maurice to the South West where he lead troops in a series of battles. Beaminster was attacked and after putting up very little resistance the town was captured by the Prince who with his entourage and troops stayed overnight. Unfortunately during their stay, a stray musket ball fired in the roof of a thatched building started a fire that quickly spread. It engulfed and destroyed three quarters of the buildings of the entire town. “Oops! My bad!”
    3. Not Again!
      The town suffered two more major fires in 1684 and 1781, in both instances there was considerable damage to the town centre and many buildings had to be pulled down and rebuilt.
    4. Beerminster
      Despite its small size, the good folk of Beaminster must have had a thirst. At the start of the 20th century the town had a population of less than 3,000 and 17 pubs!!
    5. Almost Famous
      Beaminster was brought to life, via a quick name change in Tess of the D’urbervilles. Dorset Lad Thomas Hardy included many Dorset towns in his novels although often changed their names. In the case of Beaminster, it became ‘Emminster’ and when the book was portrayed on the London stage, Hardy personally chose Gertrude Bugler to play Tess and Gertrude briefly dreamed of becoming an actress. However, Hardy’s wife was none too happy about her ‘rival’ to Hardy’s affections (he was known for his love of women, despite being 81 at the time) and she dissuaded Gertrude from staying in the capital. The fact that Gertrude had recently married her cousin and was already pregnant also possibly had something to do with her decision not to stay in the West End.

    Local Info

    Schools – There are 6 schools in the local area, you can view the full Ofsted scores and details here.

    Population – At the time of the most recent census (2011), Beaminster’s population was 3,136.

    Transport – Not somewhere full of fast paced roads or miles of open ‘blacktop’, the nearest major road is the A37 between Yeovil and Dorchester. The closest train station is a 15-minute drive away, at Maiden Newton. There are bus routes across what is a mostly rural area.

    News – Beaminster has a local town website, Beaminster Town, you’ll also find news and local events in the Bridport News.

    Best of Beaminster

    There are a host of excellent independent retailers in the town, so here’s a quick look at the best of the bunch;

    Trading Post & Café

    Not only a friendly spot to catch up on local news and goings on, it’s also a superb vegan and vegetarian café that uses produce from the best local suppliers

    3 Hogshill Street, DT8 3AE

    Little Toller Books

    This amazing bookshop is the smiley face of a local publishing company that produces work by local authors. Sign up to their newsletter and hear about all the latest publications.

    2 Church Street, DT8 3AZ

    Neck Tett Butchers

    Pies, picnics, Sunday roast or a BBQ with friends and family. Whatever the occasion Nick Tett Butchers will help you rustle up something special (so you can take all the credit!).

    19 The Square, DT8 3AU

    Beaminster Sheds

    Whether you’re in need of a potting shed, home office, studio or man cave, Beaminster Sheds design and make bespoke garden buildings for you to escape.

    32 North Street, DT8 3DY

    Cilla & Camilla

    Part of a small local chain of outstandingly good shops, Cilla & Camilla stock fab homewares, funky textiles, gifts, clothing and more. We’re big fans!

    22 The Square, DT8 3AU

    About Beaminster

    Nestled in a bowl-shaped valley where the River Brit drifts lazily by, Beaminster is wonderfully removed. While sufficiently off the beaten track that you’re unlikely to wake up to find traffic jams winding post your driveway, Beaminster is reassuringly close to large towns with all the big-name shops and brands. For those that prefer to shop local, support small business and save on emissions, there is plenty right on your doorstep.

    There is also a good calendar of annual events plus a number of clubs and societies for those that like to try something new.


    History buffs can learn up on the story of Beaminster at the town museum. Once a year the area is brightened by the arrival of the Beaminster Festival that attracts musicians from across the country at a large picnic in the park. The town sits within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are certainly plenty of places for walking, riding and stables. Golfers can get into the swing at the nearby Bridport and West Dorset Golf Course.


    This is a rural community and you are in an area where you’re more likely to be held briefly by a tractor than sitting for hours in gridlock. The A37 that sits to the East of the town is the main artery connecting Yeovil and Dorchester. Maiden Newton is the nearest train station a 15-minute drive away. There are bus routes and the closest airport is Exeter.

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