Chipping Norton 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  

    We’ll work with you to create a stress-free solution for your big relocation.

    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.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Local Removals

    Staying Local

    Armishaws provide services throughout the area including;

    • Kingham
    • Charlbury
    • Enstone
    • Bishops Cleeve
    • Upper Slaughter
    • Blockley
    • Hook Norton
    • Deddington
    • Snowshill
    • Hailes

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

    Chipping Norton – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Chippy
      Not somewhere that serves fish in batter. Or someone who can be a little bit aggressive. ‘Chippy’ is actually the local nickname for Chipping Norton. ‘Chipping’ derives from the old English word meaning market, so adding ‘Chipping’ to a town’s name was very important way to let other settlements and travellers know that the town traded thus bringing business and prosperity.
    2. Chipping Market
      The town was first granted rights to hold a market in the 13th century. Market privileges could only be granted by the King or the church and were often hotly contested (towns even went to war over who should hold a market). Thanks to its market, Chipping Norton began to thrive. At the time of the Domesday book (1086) the town consisted of 22 villagers, 16 smallholders, 15 slaves, had 3 mills and 60 acres of meadow and was worth 22 pounds (in taxes to King William). By the 13th century the town had more than tripled in size.
    3. Chipping Castle
      The first castle was built around 30 years after the Norman conquest by a Norman knight, Ernaulf de Hesdin. This would have been a simple wooden and earth structure. By the 12th century a second castle was built, this was a time of unrest, the Anarchy (a war between King Stephen and Matilda for the English thrown) had affected many towns in the region. The town had also become prosperous around this time thanks to its ‘chipping’ or market.
    4. Aren’t you…?
      Chipping Norton has seen more than its share of famous faces and most of them have not exactly been ‘shrinking violets’. Over the years residents have included TV motor-mouth Jeremy Clarkson, rock wild man Keith Moon, tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks and highwayman James Hind. Other notable folk to have lived in the area include Alex James (Blur) and David Cameron (former PM).
    5. The Highwayman
      James Hind was a highwayman with a political conscience. He plied his dubious trade during the English Civil War but had a habit of targeting Parliamentarians and was also considered a gentleman robber (quick with a joke and often giving victims some of their money back to help get them home). At one point he and accomplice Thomas Allen attempted to rob Oliver Cromwell, Allen was captured, Hind escaped and fled to Scotland where he joined the newly landed King Charles II. King Charles having heard of his fame made Hind a captain. At the Battle of Worcester Hind helped the King escape capture and stayed on the field of battle. Eventually he had to flee, was caught and sent to Reading for trial. His crime was murder (of the servant of an earlier highway victim) and sentenced to hang. Hind objected “nothing troubled me so much as to die before I saw his Majesty established on his throne from which he was most unjustly and illegally excluded by a rebellious and disloyal crew who deserved hanging more than me.” The court changed the charge to treason and sentenced him to be hung, drawn and quartered instead.
    6. The Witch
      Born in Chipping Norton, Sarah Wildes moved to America, the town of Salem, Massachusetts where she was to take part in one of the most famous trials in American history. The Salem Witch trials became something of a frenzy, in 1692 the town was suddenly awash with accusations of witchcraft, the punishment? Death. In Sarah’s case her accusers were the family of her husband’s previous wife. No love was lost between them and Sarah had previous, she had once been whipped for the heinous crime of “wearing a silk scarf”. The court found against her and she was one of 25 people found guilty and executed for witchcraft.

    Local Info

    Schools – There is a total of 5 schools in Chipping Norton, you can view the latest reports here.

    Population – Along with the ‘Chipping Norton set’, the town’s population in 2011 stood at 6,337.

    Transport – Chipping Norton sits on the edge of the famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the A44 sneaks into the Cotswolds. 40 minutes from Oxford, 20 minutes from the M40 with routes to London and the Midlands, Chipping Norton is certainly well connected, although sadly it doesn’t have a train station at present.

    NewsThe Chippy News cover all the big local stories and event exposés.

    Best of Chipping Norton

    It’s tough to choose our favourites but here’s a look at a few.

    Hook Norton Brewery

    ‘Hooky’ is for many the taste of the Cotswolds. It’s certainly a superb brewery that produces amazing drinks for pubs and to take away. Enjoy the kitchen, shop and beer garden!

    Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, OX15 5NY

    Station Mill

    Station Mill brings together 80 separate antique and vintage dealers giving you thousands of ever-changing items and a reason to come back again and again.

    Station Road, OX7 5HX

    Jaffe & Neale

    There is just something wonderfully charming about independent bookshops. Jaffe & Neale have taken the traditional concept and added a funky, delicious café. Win/win!

    1 Middle Row, OX7 5NH


    A simply superb venue where you get to make your own milkshakes. Perfect for kids’ parties, Saturday mornings, because the day has a ‘Y’ in it. We’re huge fans!

    6 Middle Row, OX7 5NH

    Diddly Squat Farm Shop

    Specialising in luxuries like ‘cow juice’, scented candles, nuts gin, oils, jams, this is one of the UK’s best farm shops. An absolute must for Chippy newbies.

    5-12 Chipping Norton Road, OX7 3PE


    A favourite of media folk and politicians, TV and rock stars, Chipping Norton is a bit special. The much sought-after location sits on the edge of the Cotswolds offering a county escape but still close enough to London to keep getting involved in the nation’s affairs (Cameron, Clarkson, Brooks we’re looking at you!). There are good shops, some excellent restaurants and eateries plus access to good schools, all within the bounds of the national park.


    History buffs can learn about some of Chippy’s more colourful characters at the town’s museum. Golfists can work on their game at nearby Wychwood Golf Club. There are miles of country walks, with plenty of fine country pubs and not one but two independent breweries within easy reach.


    While Chippy might not have a train station (which can either be a blessing or a curse), it does still offer excellent road links. The bright lights, theatres and cinemas of Oxford are 40 minutes away and the M40 with its fast routes to London and Birmingham can be reached in just 20 minutes.

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