Bishopstone 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

    Moves Made Easy

    Let our friendly team provide you with a bespoke plan for your big move.

    All our 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.

    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...

    Bishopstone Dorset Local Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Ansty
    • Swallowcliffe
    • Tidpit
    • Rockbourne
    • Whitsbury
    • Barford St Martin
    • Tisbury
    • Chilmark
    • Compton Chamberlayne
    • Coombe Bissett

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

    Bishopstone – 5 Quirky Facts

    1. One Parish
      Today Bishopstone is a single parish but it was originally 6 distinct villages, the individual ancient villages, which can still be spotted through street names were; Bishopstone, Netton, Flamston, Throope, Faulston and Croucheston. The village was also bordered to the south by an Iron Age earthwork known as Grim’s Ditch.
    2. Watercress
      Watercress has traditionally been grown across the area. The chalk streams (this is the Chalke Valley) provide a near constant 50 °F which is perfect for the crop. It’s still grown on a commercial scale and was once a rich source of income for the village.
    3. Chalke Valley
      Bishopstone is nestled in the stunning Chalke Valley, part of the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s both spectacular and also a vital area of habitat for native species and plants. Both the River Chalke and River Ebble flow through the valley and have powered mills and watered farmland for thousands of years.
    4. History
      The Chalke Valley History Festival is a huge event that really does bring history to life and is a popular attraction for all ages. There’s a sword school, air displays, battle enactments, trench experience, archery, living camps and more. There are also talks and areas specifically for school groups as well as guest speakers which in the past have included Ian Hislop, Dan Snow and Al Murray. Saxons, Romans, chivalric knights, WWI soldiers, commoners, lords, kings and queens all come together in one of the UK’s premier history events.
    5. Shoe Business
      As you would expect, the mainstay of employment in the area was traditionally farming. The 1811 census details that of the 132 working people in the area, 122 of them were employed in farming. By 1851 there were six farms employing 162 people. A later addition was shoemaking, a local man started a shoemaking business, he later bought Bridge House (now one of 17 listed buildings in the village) and built a factory along with 17 cottages to house his workers.
    6. The Real Downton
      Another interesting local site is Highclere Castle. Also located in the Chalke Valley, eagled-eyed viewers will recognise it as Downton Abbey, owned by Lady Carnarvon, the real castle is open to visitors.

    Local Info

    Schools – There are two primary schools in the area, secondary schools and colleges are based in nearby Salisbury. You can view Ofsted scores here.

    Population – The village of Bishopstone had a population of 684 at the time of the 2011 census.

    Transport – 15 minutes (7.9 miles) from Salisbury, Bishopstone sits on the A354 in the Chalke Valley. A bus route that passes through the village. The nearest train and coach stations are at Salisbury.

    News – There is a local village Website and a parish magazine.

    Best of Bishopstone

    Small but friendly, Bishopstone has a number of excellent local business to get to know;

    Chalke Valley Stores

    This friendly shop is well loved by locals and boasts a post office counter as well as locally made breads, treats, produce, plus a café.

    High Road, Broad Chalke, SP5 5EH

    Chalke Valley Soaps

    Created in the village, these wonderfully scented soaps and products use only natural, vegan ingredients and are plastic free.

    Riverside, SP5 4DB

    The Lovely Kitchen Company

    This fabulous design, joinery and fitting company transform kitchens, bathrooms and more. A family-run, local business they provide the highest levels of customer service.

    Faulston Cottages, Faulston Lane, SP5 4BQ

    The White Hart

    The White Hart really is the social hub of the village. It’s great news then that they serve excellent food and have a lovely beer garden and a children’s play area.

    Butts Lane, SP5 4AA

    Village Hall

    At the centre of village life, Bishopstone Village Hall is available for hire as well as hosting a number of village events throughout the year.

    Butts Lane, SP5 4AA

    About Bishopstone

    A small, picturesque village nestled in the Chalke Valley, 7 miles from Salisbury, the village is home to a surprising number of listed buildings and a delightful (?!?) Mud Spring. There is a real sense of community that makes this a much sought-after location for homeowners. As well as the major shops of Salisbury, there is also a racecourse and miles of stunning countryside.


    The River Ebble runs through the village, dividing into smaller streams, through lakes, around islands and old mills before becoming one again as it leaves the village. It provides a host of lovely walks around the village. The area is criss-crossed by footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that provide a variety of ways to explore the downs and stunning views of the Chalke Valley. Those sporting enough to reach the hill tops will see the spire of Salisbury Cathedral or you can walk on the ancient Roman road from London to Exeter.

    Salisbury has a cinema, theatre, a huge range of high street stores and also a very popular weekly market with excellent local produce and goodies.


    Bishopstone sits on the A354, just under 8 miles from Salisbury. There is no train station but a bus route does pass through the village. The nearest local stores/post office are in neighbouring villages.

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