Ilchester Removals

Ilchester Removals

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    Family Owned
Business Est 1973

    Family Owned
    Business Est 1973

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    Rated 4.5/5
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    Eco Friendly
Removals

    Eco Friendly
    Removals

    British Association
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    British Association
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    Our Ilchester Removals Service Includes…  

    Armishaws create tailor-made Ilchester removals packages tailored to your needs. All our relocations include;

    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Our staff carry photo ID and are all background checked.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      Including slot-on, padded covers for white goods and furniture.
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are used only once and then recycled.
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Specialist boxes designed for hanging clothes.
    • Mileage
      Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage with no hidden costs.
    • Recycle Service
      Recycle Service
      We’ll take flat boxes for recycling (or reuse where possible).
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available (fees may apply).
    • Cover For Goods In Transit
      Cover For Goods In Transit
      Restricted liability as standard, further options available.
    • Carbon Offsetting
      Carbon Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees for carbon offsetting.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      We only use recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

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    Ilchester Removals

    Why Move to Ilchester With Armishaws…

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    Packing Service

    Packing Service

    Packing Service

    A complete packing service by our trained personnel.

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    Storage

    Storage

    Storage

    Short term and long-term storage solutions.

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    Shredding

    Shredding

    Shredding

    Home office and personal information safely destroyed.

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    Packing Materials

    Packing Materials

    Packing Materials

    Using recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

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    Ilchester Removals - Local Information

    Ilchester Removals – Local Information

    Schools

    For families on the move, check out the latest local school reports and Ofsted scores here.

    Population

    The 2011 government census recorded Ilchester’s population as 4,319.

    Transport

    Beside the A303 across the South West (passing Stonehenge along the way), Ilchester also lies on the route of the A37 with routes to Weymouth and the Dorset coast. Yeovil is just 11 minutes by car where you’ll find the closest mainline station offering routes to London.

    News

    The Somerset County Gazette covers the local news and events.

    Staying Local?

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws provide removal services for those moving to Ilchester as well as national and international moves to, from or within the local area including;

    • Limington
    • Yeovilton
    • Stapleton
    • Kingsdon
    • Downhead
    • Ashington
    • Martock
    • Mudford
    • Long Sutton
    • Charlton Mackrell

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Ilchester

    1. Lindinis
      Ilchester was originally called Lindinis which meant ‘swampy lake’ and much of the area was once marshland. Founded by the Romans in 60AD, it’s most likely the original wooden fort and settlement was built to protect the crossing over the River Yeo on the great Fosse Way, a Roman road that extended across the region.
    2. They’rrrre Great!
      After the Romans left Britain, Ilchester was pretty much abandoned for 5 centuries. It wasn’t until Alfred the Great came along and set up defences against the invading Vikings, that Ilchester became an important town once again. It even had a mint but this was moved further into Wessex and away from any ligh-fingered Vikings.
    3. Rebel Without Applause
      In 1087 – 88 A local lord, Robert Mowbray led a rebellion against William the Conqueror. Mowbray bravely lay siege to Ilchester… Which failed. And that was pretty much the end of Mowbray’s rebellion.
    4. Big Time
      During the medieval period Ilchester hit the big time. It became the county town, was the seat of local power, the location of the court and even the county’s jail. It was one of only a few towns in Somerset to have a fair (different to a market, fairs would only take place a couple of times a year and would attract visitors eager to do business, from across the region, bringing important trade to the town). The town also had a leper colony, nunnery, hospital, and a group of Dominican friars (known as ‘blackfriars’ because of their robes) who travelled across the region, preaching Christianity to the mostly pagan populace.
    5. Crime & Punishment
      Despite the town’s decline in the 16th century, the jail remained here and the town was still used for executions. 12 men were hanged after the failed Monmouth Rebellion and in 1765 local woman, Mary Norwood, was burnt at the stake for ‘petty treason’. The actual crime was murder, which was considered petty treason as a man was supposed to rule his wife and family the same way the king ruled the country, so any crime against a husband (‘master’) was a crime against the kingdom.
    6. Not Civil
      The town was again viewed as an important strategic point during the English Civil War and there were a number of skirmishes in the area between the royalist and parliamentarian forces, for control of the bridge. At one point King Charles stayed in the town and left a garrison there.

    Best Of Ilchester

    Having made your move to Ilchester, it’s time to ‘go native’, so here’s a rundown of the very best of this lovely town;

    Ilchester Cheese Company

    In our humble opinion “THE GREATEST CHEESE COMPANY IN THE WORLD”, Ilchester Cheese is also home to the amazing Beer Cheese. Beer and cheese. What’s not to love!?!

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    Claire’s Of Ilchester

    A proper café, run by people who care about people, Clare’s are passionate about food but also proud of their community. The cake is so tasty, that calories don’t count (allegedly!).

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    Just Maria

    As well as selling stunning flowers, this funky florists also offer floristry and paint workshops. It’s a great place to learn new skills, meet new friends and buy beautiful blooms.

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    Buffalicious

    Rich buffalo milk, amazing buffalo mozzarella, incredible ice cream, if you haven’t tried it yet, get yourself down to Buffalicious for something wonderfully different!

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    Nuova Italia

    Wonderful Italian cuisine and real Neapolitan pizza. This is food with passion and flare, made with traditional Italian recipes and all the better for it. Brazissimo!

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    About Ilchester

    About Ilchester

    Ilchester has had a fascinating past. It was once the county town of Somerset and one of the most important towns in the South West. It was first settled by the Romans but went on to be a hugely important market town for the Saxons, home to a royal mint and much coveted by the Vikings. It was the site of a few skirmishes during the English Civil War.

    Today this is very much farming country, if you’re a foodie you really are in for a treat, there are so many great local producers to sample. From buffalo steaks to Ilchester cheese, the town offers the flavours of Somerset.

    Leisure

    Along with all the fine food, Ilchester has its own museum detailing its fascinating past, from the Roman occupation, through to Ilchester jail and the Second World War. History buffs can also head to the nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum. If you prefer the great outdoors, then you certainly won’t be disappointed, Ilchester is surrounded by stunning scenery for walking, cycling or even paragliding if you’re feeling daring?

    Transport

    Now bypassed by the nearby A303, Ilchester offers easy access down to the Dorset coast via the A37.  Ilchester retains its village charm but if you do need a little retail therapy, big high street names can all be found in Yeovil, 11 miles away. Yeovil is also the location of the nearest mainline station, offering routes to London and the south coast.

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