Ilchester 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 

    Armishaws create tailor-made removals packages tailored to your needs.

    All our relocations 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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    Ilchester Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover 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.

    Ilchester – 6 Quirky Facts

    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.

    Local Info

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

    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.

    Best of Ilchester

    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!?!

    Norseland, Somerton Road, BA22 8JL

    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!).

    4 Church St, BA22 8LW

    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.

    The Old Chapel, Church Street, BA22 8LN


    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!

    Higher Oakley Farm, Chilthorne Domer, BA22 8LS

    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!

    18 Church Street, BA22 8LN

    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.


    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?


    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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