Lytchett Minster 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

    Removals Made Easy  

    Our expert team work with you to provide a worry-free removal tailored to you and your home.

    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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    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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    Lytchett Minster Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area;

    • Beacon Hill
    • Morden
    • Sandford
    • Holton Heath
    • Lytchett Matravers
    • Winterbourne Zelston
    • Mapperton
    • Sturminster Marshall
    • Whitefield
    • East Bloxworth

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    Lytchett Minster – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. In The Beginning…
      Dating to around 8 – 5 BC, an ancient hill fort, Bulbury Fort donates the earliest signs of settlement in the area. The simple construction would have been made with earthwork ramps and ditch with wooden trunks forming the walls that protected the Celtic tribes of the Bronze and Iron Age periods. There are also two Roman roads that cross directly at Upton, it was fairly common for settlements to build up around crossroads and these routes possibly accelerated the growth of Lytchett Minster.
    2. Grey Wood Church
      The name ‘Lytchett Minster’ is derived from old English, ‘led’ meaning grey, and ‘ced’ which was an area of woodland. ‘Minster’ denotes a sizeable church in a town, it stems from the Latin ‘monasterium’ a place where Christian worship takes places. The word shares its etymology with ‘monastery’.
    3. St Peter’s Finger
      100m from the original church stands St Peter’s Finger Inn. Once again the name has an interesting journey and is a poor translation of the Latin ‘St. Peter ad Vincula’. The pub was once the absolute centre of village life. The local Lord sat in it to judge disputes and local cases and also to collect taxes which often took place on June the 29th, the commemoration day of St Peter.
    4. Cow Dare You!
      The manor house was then requisitioned in WWII and became a base for US tank forces, in particular in the run up to D-Day. It was during this time the house was hit by a bombing raid which thankfully didn’t hit the town itself. No humans were harmed but a few cows made the ultimate sacrifice. Shrapnel from the blast can still be seen on the walls of the buildings. After WWII ended a local farmer commented that it was like the troops that had been a common site around the town, had never been there at all as they seemingly disappeared over night. In 1957 the house was bought by Dorset County Council and turned into a school.
    5. Lady Madeline
      A much loved and colourful character. Lady Madeline personally attended to wounded soldiers during the war however it is perhaps not what she was best known for. At one time Lady Madeline set up a café outside the gates of the manor serving tea from the family silver. Her largest claim to fame would be her religious movies. She created two films, Voice Crying in the Wilderness (1958) and Messiah (1960) using villagers as actors and a retired actor Gerald Rawlinson as the narrator, she called in extras from nearby Poole and surrounding villages.

    Local Info

    Schools – There are 16 schools in the local area including 13 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. Families can view the latest Ofsted reports here.

    Population – The last recorded population survey gives the parish population as 8,701.

    Transport – A short distance from the A35 that runs from Honiton in Devon to Bournemouth, to the east is the A350 that runs from Poole, north to Chippenham. The closet train station is 7 minutes away in Hamworthy. Bournemouth International Airport can be reached in 29 minutes.

    News – You can ‘read all about it’ with local news covered in the Dorset Echo.

    Best of Lytchett Minster

    It might not be big but it really is packed with some great independent shops and services, many of which can be found at the simply excellent Courtyard Craft Centre;

    Courtyard Craft Centre

    Packed full of crafty folk and stunning pieces, jewellery, pottery, woodwork, and more. Visitors can pick up gifts and homeware, try crafts themselves and visit the tasty café. Win/win/win!

    Huntick Road, BH16 6BA

    Dorset Stoves

    There are few items that can transform a home quite like a woodburner. Dorset Stoves also supply multi-fuel stoves, BBQs, hearths, mantels and more.

    The Courtyard Centre, Huntick Road, BH16 6BA

    St Peter’s Finger

    At the heart of the community, St Peters has served locals for hundreds of years. Today it is home to amazing food and local brews.

    Dorchester Road, BH16 6JE

    Proper Woodworks

    Want that stand out piece for your home? Whether it’s a unique clock, garden bench, or smaller items like bowls and signs, Proper Woodworks create bespoke designs.

    The Courtyard Centre, Huntick Road, BH16 6BA


    Paint your own pottery or create an entire piece from scratch. This fun and artistic outlet also sells finished pieces with a local touch. We’re big fans.

    The Courtyard Centre, Huntick Road, BH16 6BA

    About Lytchett Minster

    Exploding cows, tea serving Ladies, villagers starring in movies and saints’ fingers, this is no ordinary village. With a touch of “You don’t have to be mad to live her but it helps!”, Lytchett Minster is wonderfully unique, from the quirky but excellent craft centre to the societies and clubs. There’s also plenty of great scenery to enjoy and good access to larger centres like Poole and Bournemouth.


    There is a gym, sports hall and outdoor football and tennis courts. Golfers can play a round at Bulbury Woods Golf Course. Upton recreation ground offers a larger outdoor space and there are two nature reserves within easy striking distance. For family days out Falmer Palmers Adventure Park will put big smiles on small faces. There are also plenty of crafts to try at The Courtyard and mile upon mile of countryside, plus the coast is just a short drive away.


    With Bournemouth Airport less than 30 minutes away, there are good travel links for short trips and major escapes. Just outside the village lies the A35 between Bournemouth and Honiton. For trips south to the seaside or north to Wiltshire or Bath the A35 is within easy reach. The nearest train station is in Hamworthy, a 7-minute drive.

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