Briantspuddle & Affpuddle 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  

    With Armishaws team on your side you’ll get a bespoke relocation, tailored to your exact needs.

    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.

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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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    Local Removals Company

    Staying Local

    We cover the area;

    • Moreton
    • Puddleton
    • Tolpuddle
    • Burleston
    • Lane End
    • Clouds Hill
    • Pallington Heath
    • Bovington Camp
    • Crossways
    • Milbourne St Andrew

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Briantspuddle & Affpuddle

    1. All in the Name
      The village takes its name from Brian de Turberville, who was lord of the manor during the reign of Edward III, prior to this the name had been Pidele (according to the Domesday Book). It falls within the Piddle Valley Conservation Area and contains 35 listed buildings. Affpuddle was recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Affapidela’.
    2. Debenhams New Age Village
      Few people trying on scents or shopping for socks in Debenham’s realise that the founder’s family was also responsible for a ground-breaking initiative in a Dorset village. Briantspuddle once consisted of 12 cottages (which still exist today) until Ernest Debenham expanded the village. Ernest (grandson of the department store chain’s founder) wanted to create a self-sufficient agricultural enterprise, with new scientific and technological methods applied to farming. His vision was that every house would have an inside toilet and at least a quarter of an acre of garden. The entire estate was self-sufficient producing its own water and electricity, each cottage had pumped water, electric lighting, a garden and a pig pen, while the estate had its own transport and power system which included 2 steam wagons, 16 tractors, 6 vans and lorries, 8 cars and 12 motorcycles however work was delayed by the First War. The estate was disbanded when Ernest died in 1952. Most of the former farm worker homes then went on to the open market and today, they sell for several hundred thousand pounds.
    3. Milking It
      The estate also had an experimental bacteriological laboratory where the fat percentage and purity of the milk produced was analysed. The workers that produced the milk with the lowest bacterial count received a bonus, with a further bonus for other innovations, creating products that were healthier and promoting creativity and rewarding staff and locals for helping improve conditions and products, thus making the entire estate stakeholders in their joint success.
    4. Flooding
      The area was also leading the way in agricultural reform and experimentation as early as the 17th century when the Lord of the Manor for both villages, Edward Lawrence, flooded fields in Affpuddle and Briantspuddle to create water meadows. These were the first records of the practice being tried in Dorset.
    5. Completely Listed
      Bladen Valley, the cluster of homes on the outskirts of Briantspuddle, has been listed in its entirety. Unusually, the house numbers in the village were based on the order in which rent was collected, rather than the more traditional sequence of odd and even numbers. At its peak, the Bladen estate stretched 10,000 acres across the Piddle Valley and employed 600 workers. The dairy (known locally as ‘the Ring’) was the first to have large scale milking machines installed in Dorset. In the 1920s up to 1,000 gallons of milk a day were brought in from surrounding farms for processing and bottling. Just beyond the valley is woodland owned by Queen guitarist Brian May, who bought the land to save it from developers and provide a wildlife habitat to be managed and enjoyed by the local community.
    6. Tolpuddle Martyrs
      The Framptons of Moreton, were noted for their involvement with the Tolpuddle Martyrs. John Lock, who gave key evidence against them, also lived in the village. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of Dorset farmworkers who formed a trade union to defend their rights and improve conditions. They were met with harsh opposition from both local landowners, law enforcement and the government. The transgressors were put on trial, sentenced and deported to Australia (essentially a death sentence at the time), which lead to national protests and thousands of workers joining marches and the eventual formation of modern trade unions.

    Local Info

    Schools – There are four schools in the area, families can see the latest Ofsted reports and scores here.

    Population – The local population for the parish stood at 436 in 2011 (the most recent census results).

    Transport – Just south of the A35 running from Dorchester to the west and Poole to the east, the villages are gently tucked away, off the beaten track. The shops and sands of Weymouth are approximately 30 minutes by car. The nearest train station is at Moreton, 8 minutes away.

    News – Local parish news, updates and general ‘goings on’ can be found on the village website

    Best of Briantspuddle & Affpuddle

    Small but mighty, the parish has some great independent businesses to enjoy;

    Briantspuddle Art Gallery

    Featuring the art of local artist Mark Harris working out of The Old Engine Shed which is open to visitors to see his amazing work in situ.

    The Old Engine Shed, DT2 7HR

    Simon Thomas Pirie Interiors

    Ready to start transforming your new home? This award-winning company specialise in bespoke kitchens and interior design for real ‘wow!’ factor.

    The Courtyard Workshop, Rogers Hill Farm, DT2 7HJ

    Paws & Pals Photography

    Paws & Pals capture the personality of your four-legged family members for you to keep for a lifetime. Portraits can be shot in your favourite location.

    12 Bladen Valley, DT2 7HP

    Bartletts Country Stores

    Bartletts have been supporting farmers, smallholders, gardeners and rural communities since 1911. Friendly local service and expert advice.

    Townsend Business Park, Cow Drove, BH20 7JZ


    Briantspuddle is technically just a hamlet, however it was still thought grand enough to house Weymouth’s old town bridge, which was rebuilt over the River Piddle in 1928. About a mile away, the village of Affpuddle has approximately homes, built along a linear pattern. The two villages are very much together in spirit, their annual open gardens event is shared as well as other events through the year.


    Surrounded by stunning countryside, cyclists, riders, dog walkers and country explorers will find no shortage of new sites and paths to enjoy. Monkey World is a short drive away and golfers and play a round at the Dorset Golf Country Club and Resort. Other local attractions include a tank museum and Farmer Palmers Amusement Park.


    Nestled in beautiful countryside a short distance from the A35 between Poole and Dorchester, the parish of Briantspuddle is approximately 30 minutes from Weymouth and 18 minutes from Dorchester. Moreton train station is just 8 minutes away.

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