Malmesbury 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

    Let our friendly team do the heavy lifting with a bespoke removals package.

    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.

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    Malmesbury Local Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Crupton
    • Eastern Grey
    • Sherston
    • Minety
    • Cleverton
    • Great Somerford
    • Long Furlong
    • Foxley
    • Chelworth
    • Tetbury

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

    Malmesbury – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. The Flying Monk
      Pictured on a stained-glass window of the Malmesbury Abbey is the monk Eilmer who decided to spread his wings (literally). He constructed a glider and historical reports state he managed to fly around 200 metres from the roof of the abbey before crashing and breaking both legs. Having recovered he wanted to try again but the Abbot refused. Eilmer’s love of the skies continued, he went back to studying astronomy and lived to a good age (probably thanks to the Abbot preventing anymore daring leaps). The people of Malmesbury claim his flight makes him the world’s first aeronaut.
    2. History Books
      Malmesbury didn’t just make it into the history books, it wrote the history books. William of Malmesbury was a monk, educated in the abbey who dedicated much of his life to creating an accurate history (mostly history was passed in song and word of mouth up to this date). He created a number of important documents and is considered the ‘Father of English history’.
    3. Castles
      During the Iron Age Malmesbury, then known as ‘Caer Bladon’ (meaning ‘fortified place’) was a substantial stronghold. Around 1118 a castle was built which played a vital role in the conflict between King Stephen and a challenger to the throne, Henry, the Duke of Anjou. The duke breached the castle but King Stephen kept his crown. Various abbots had long objected to the close proximity of the castle to the abbey and eventually were granted permission to have the castle removed. The Old Bell Inn (which still stands today) dates back to 1215 and sits on the sight of the castle. Curiously while they objected to a castle, the abbey never took issue with having a pub so close!?! The town was also the centre of much military activity during the civil war, it changed hands a number of times as the parliamentarians and royalists took hold of what was considered a strategically important location.
    4. Twynnoy & the Tiger
      In the 18th century a travelling circus visited the town. While the circus was in town a tiger managed to break free and attacked and killed a local bar maid, Hannah Twynnoy, who worked at the White Lion pub. Her grave can still be seen in the abbey’s grounds.
    5. On the Radar
      In 1939 a ‘shadow factory’ was built by the RAF in Malmesbury. While the 1,000 workers were kept mostly in the dark as to what they were helping to build, their work changed the course of the war as they were building. They were creating radar, and new British invention and something the Germans didn’t possess, work at the Malmesbury factory and others like it was a deciding factor in the allied success in the Battle of Britain.
    6. Then & Now
      Malmesbury was claimed to be the first ‘borough’ having had its charter granted by Alfred the Great in around 880AD. However later research found this claim was most likely faked in 1951 by an over eager historian wanting to put Malmesbury back in the spotlight. Alfred’s grandson, King Athelstan, the first King of ‘Englaland’ (the unified nation created from the separate kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and Anglia) was buried in the abbey. Today it is home to Dyson’s HQ (although the company might be on the move following Brexit).

    Local Info

    Schools – Families moving to Malmesbury can check the latest Ofsted scores see reports here.

    Population – In the 2011 census Malmesury’s population was 5,380.

    Transport – On the A429 between Cirencester and Chippenham, Malmesbury sits in idyllic countryside, a short distance from the M4 motorway. The nearest rail station is 20 minutes away in Chippenham. Swindon, Bath and Bristol are all within a 40-minute drive. Bristol is also the location of the nearest airport.

    News – The local newspaper is the Gazette & Herald. There is also a very good local website,

    Best of Malmesbury

    Our favourites;

    The Summer Café

    Fresh made tiffins, brownies, paninis, sandwiches, The Summer Café is great place to meet friends for brunch or just grab goodies to go. Delicious!

    4 High Street, SN16 9AU

    Rust & Rot

    This wonderfully named shop has an equally fantastic setting and is packed full of antiques and vintage pieces for your new home.

    The Old Donkey Shed, Mill Lane, SN16 0AD

    Michael’s Butchers

    A great place to stock up on tasty treats, freshly made burgers, secret recipe sausages and more. Good food, good people, great service.

    51 The Triangle, SN16 0AH

    Bow in the Cloud Vineyard

    Celebrate your new home with a bottle of something special from Malmesbury’s very own vineyard. The vineyard offers tours, events and a friendly shop.

    Bow In The Cloud Vineyard, Noahs Ark, SN16 9NS

    Flying Monk Brewery

    Named after one of the town’s most famous sons, this superb brewery brings the taste of Malmesbury to your door.

    Bradford Manor Farm, Hullavington, SN14 6EU

    About Malemsbury

    Flying monks, peaceful kings, WWII heroics, escaped tigers, Malmesbury has a wonderfully madcap past. In the present it is a vibrant and lively town with excellent shops, great eateries and high-profile companies (Dyson anyone?). There are good travel links, extensive, scenic countryside and plenty of local amenities for work, rest and play.

    The charming town in the heart of Wiltshire is home to a stunning 12th Century Abbey that is well worth a visit. In the spring and summer the Abbey House Gardens are full of colour with over 100,000 bulbs planted each year.

    If you’re looking to buy a home in Malmesbury, the chances are it will have some history, with plenty of stone cottages down winding alleys and lanes. Dotted between these you’ll find local schools with good ratings and reputations.


    There is a cinema, local theatre group, museum and a leisure centre with a gym, sports hall, swimming pool, classes and more. The town has a weekly farmers market packed full of mouth-watering fayre and a busy events calendar with a number of festivals.

    It’s the place to be for independent retailers so if you’re looking for something unique then there are plenty of small businesses to support. The weekly farmers and artisan market take place on a Friday and always offers something different.

    The River Avon winds around the town and is the perfect backdrop for some fresh air, the beautiful skyline and surrounding countryside can certainly be enjoyed at all times of the year. The town also offers a great base for getting out and about too. It is a short distance from the very much loved Cotswolds and Westonbirt Arboretum.


    Situated between Chippenham and Cirencester, the town is surrounded by stunning scenery and has easy access to the M4 offering routes to London, South Wales and the South West. Currently there’s no train station (the nearest is located in Chippenham, 20 minutes by car). The closest airport can be found at Bristol.

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