Crowthorne removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
    on Trustpilot

    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    No two moves are the same, that’s why we create bespoke removal solutions, for every move.

    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...

    Crowthorne Dorset Local Removals

    Staying Local

    We provide relocation packages to and from the area including;

    • Finchampstead
    • Bagshot
    • Lightwater
    • Eversley
    • Heckfield
    • Hartley Wintney
    • Hook
    • Barkham
    • Shinfield
    • Farley Hill

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Crowthorne

    1. Early Days
      The first mention of the name ‘Crow Thorn’ comes from a map in 1607 that depicted a local landmark, a thorn tree in the area of Brooker’s Corner on a Roman Road known as the Devil’s Highway. At this time the map shows the area was pretty much uninhabited, it was a royal forest used for hunting and settlements were outlawed. However, the area had been inhabited since the Iron Age. There’s an Iron Age hill fort (now a scheduled ancient monument) and evidence has been found of a number of Roman camps.
    2. Albertville
      During the reign of Queen Victoria plans were put in place to rename the town “Albertville” after the Queen’s husband, Prince Albert. But Doctor Edward White Benson lead a local campaign which won the battle to retain the village’s historic name.
    3. Holk’s Bottom
      The large village was a small hamlet of around a dozen homes until the arrival of Broadmoor Hospital (1863) and Wellington College (1859). The latter was built in a location that once had the unfortunate name of ‘Kitt Holk’s Bottom’. The college was founded as a school for the orphans of military officers and was named in honour of the Duke of Wellington who used to ride and hunt in the area.
    4. Wellington College
      Exclusively opened for boys, the site consisted of 430 acres, with sports fields, areas for riding and hunting, artificial lakes and a cadet corps as many boys were expected to follow in their fathers’ footsteps and join the military. It took over 100 years before girls were allowed to attend the school but only the sixth form college.
    5. Broadmoor Hospital
      Originally titled ‘Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum’, the site was chosen because of its remoteness. The hospital consisted of 17.5 acres (17 for men, 3.5 for women) and 170 acres of farmland. The first site saw 15 escapes in 7 years so the walls were raised to 16 feet. The sudden arrival of the hospital and college in a relatively short space of time required auxiliary support in terms of housing for staff, shops, services and even a railway station and so the location which had been chosen for it’s sparsity quickly grew into the town of Crowthorne.
    6. Devil’s Highway & Three Castle’s Path
      The Devil’s Highway was a Roman road that connected a number of local camps with larger Roman towns and cities, two of the original Roman milestones can still be seen. Another great route became known as Three Castle’s Path. The path was created essentially by King John in the 13th century as a means to travel between three of his castles, Winchester, Windsor and Odiham.

    Local Info

    Schools – There are over 40 schools and colleges in the area (a number of them independent). You can see a full list and Ofsted reports – See Reports here.

    Population – In 2011 (the last Government census) the growing village had a population of 6,902.  

    Transport – The town sits neatly between the M4 (8 miles) and M3 (4 miles) motorways, giving great access to major routes across the region. The M25 is just 20 minutes away and you can be in London in just over an hour, or by train you can be at Paddington in 45 minutes. If you’re jetting away, Heathrow is under 30 minutes away.

    NewsBracknell News is the best source of local news, sports and event listings.

    Best of Crowthorne

    Our rundown of the best independent shops waiting for you to explore.


    One of those great shops you can pop in every time you pass and always find something new. Packed full of style, from furniture to jewellery and gifts. A gem of a shop.

    198 Dukes Ride, RG45 6DS

    Beatons Tearoom & Bookshop

    With over 28 loose leaf teas, delicious cakes, cream teas, fresh sandwiches and fantastic customer service, Beatons is the perfect place to grab a bite or meet up with friends. 

    241 High Street, RG45 7AH

    Berkshire Cycle Co

    New house, new you? If your move is the chance to kickstart to a new healthy lifestyle, this friendly team will help you get on your bike (or pick a new one) and on the move.

    207 High street, RG45 7AQ

    Handy DIY Store

    So much more than just DIY, it’s the place to go when “Oh I just need one of those…”, they have it all. From paint to ironing boards, it’s a one stop shop, perfect to help you settle in. 

    159 High Street, RG45 7AF

    Crowthorne Angling Centre

    In an area packed with beautiful lakes and fisheries, Crowthorne Angling Centre has great local knowledge and all the kit for you to dip your toe (and rods) in new waters.

    91-95 Church St, RG45 7AW

    About Crowthorne

    Charmingly named after a solitary thorn tree that stood on the Devil’s Highway, what was once a secluded hamlet is now a bustling village with a vibrant events calendar, excellent amenities and good travel connections. 

    Parents will find a highly rated selection of schools in the area, there are lakes, woodland, a nature reserve and plenty of country pubs to become acquainted with.


    If you’re keen to get out into the great outdoors, Owlsmoor bogs are packed full of wildlife. There is also Buckler’s Forest Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the adjoining Heath Lake.

    The village has a number of annual events including the May Fair with entertainment, stalls and activities and the Crowthorne Carnival with its procession of floats through the village that ends at a fair held at Morgan Recreation Ground, which is also a good place for picnics and ball games with the family.


    Within easy reach of the M4 and M3 for fast routes to London, the South West and South Wales, Crowthorne is just 20 minutes away from the M25 and just over an hour from London. By train you can be at Paddington in 45 minutes. Heathrow Airport is 30 minutes away.

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