Royal Wootton Bassett 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 

    Start planning your big move today with a bespoke removals service from Armishaws.

    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.

    What our customers say...

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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.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Royal Wootton Bassett Staying Local

    Staying Local

    We cover the area including;

    • Cricklade
    • Faringdon
    • Watchfield
    • Shrivenham
    • Wanborough
    • Rodmarton
    • Aldbourne
    • South Cerney
    • Lambourn
    • Cleverton

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

    Royal Wootton Bassett – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Royal
      The town received its ‘Royal’ status in 2011. Queen Elizabeth II granted the royal prefix in recognition of the respect the town and townspeople showed to those killed on military duty while overseas and repatriated via the nearby RAF base. The only other towns/boroughs to have royal status are Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa, Windsor, Sutton Coldfield, Kingston, Kensington and Greenwich.
    2. Tributes to the Fallen
      The modern tradition of lining the route through Royal Wootton Bassett was started by the local branch of the Royal British Legion. In 2007 the role of repatriating the fallen switched from RAF Brize Norton in Oxford (which was undergoing renovations) to RAF Lyneham. The route from the air base to the M4 takes the procession through the town. In tribute to their comrades, the members of the British Legion would line the street as the cortege passed through the town. Other locals soon joined the salute and it is now a source of local pride, to pay tribute to those making their final journey. Crowds have topped 1,000 and following the completion of work at Brize Norton the MOD made the decision to continue to use RAF Lyneham, “the people of Wootton Bassett had done such a lot to lend their support, it was felt it would be insensitive to transfer the process back to Brize.”
    3. 9 Pounds
      Originally called ‘Wodeton’ (‘place in the wood’), Wootton was recorded in both a Saxon Charter of 681AD and the Domesday Book in 1086 when the town was worth the princely sum of £9 and had a mill, 24 acres of meadow, 33 acres of pasture and ‘land for 12 ploughs’. At one time it was the Royal Court of King Athelstan, the first king of England. The area was hugely important at this time as nearby Malmesbury was seen as the seat of religious power and learning in England.
    4. Vikings
      In 1015 the town was sacked by Vikings. The low-lying town was an easy target, so the survivors moved the town to a higher position, where the high street now stands.
    5. Thoroughly Rotten
      Wootton Bassett was found to be a ‘rotten borough’. The term was given to towns that despite their small stature had an MP. The practise began when wealthy landowners and industrialists would represent a small town, over which they could hold great influence (often threatening their workers and tenants with eviction if they didn’t vote for their employer). After a trial in the nearby Wiltshire town of Westbury, where one MP was found guilty of holding influence over voters, the voting system was changed across England and towns like Wootton lost their MP, who often had little interest in the town.
    6. Glorious Mud
      A Site of Special Scientific Interest, Wootton Bassett Mud Spring covers an area of 8,000 m² and is over 120 metres deep. The springs (there are several over the site) ‘ooze’ hot and cold mud, that are rich in minerals and also iridescent fossils, some dating back to the last Jurassic Age.

    Local Info

    Schools – If you’re on the move with younger family members, you can check out the latest Ofsted scores for the local schools See reports here.

    Population – According to the 2011 census, Wootton Bassett had a population of 11,385.

    Transport – Just 6 miles from the commuter town of Swindon, Royal Wootton Basset is a stone’s throw from the M4 offering routes to London and South Wales. It lies close to both the North Wessex and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is no train station in the town, the closest can be found at Chippenham (10 miles), with services to London Paddington. Bristol International is the closest airport (39 miles).

    News – The Gazette & Herald and Swindon Advertiser both cover local events.

    Best of Royal Wootton Bassett

    Here’s our picks of the finest independent shops you can enjoy;

    Sorelle Home & Gift

    A lovely place to find lovely things, Sorelle is a gift and home shop that is packed full of ‘must haves’ for you or to surprise someone else. A little gem of a shop.

    Merchant House, 34 High Street, SN4 7AF

    Dan’s Deli

    Dan’s Deli puts smiles on faces with its superb charcuterie, artisan cheeses, handmade scotch eggs and savouries, pulled pork, brisket…. Mmmmmmmm!

    41B High Street, SN4 7AF

    Greatfield Nurseries & Garden Centre

    As well as your new home you can give your new garden a complete makeover with help from the fantastic Greatfield Garden Centre.

    Greatfield, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8EQ

    Wiltshire Teak

    With the warm Wiltshire climate, dining outdoors is part pf local life. Wiltshire Teak create amazing outdoor dining spaces, sun loungers, benches and more.

    Purley Farm, Bradon, SN5 OAN

    Tailor’s Cafe

    No fancy foams, no edible petals, this is real café food, it’s hot, it’s delicious and there’s lots of it. A proper, friendly café, the way cafes should be!

    Unit 4, Apsley House, SN4 7AQ


    Home to one of Wiltshire’s famous white horses, Royal Wootton Bassett is best known for it’s links to RAF Lyneham and received its ‘royal’ status in recognition for the respects shown by the locals to the repatriation of fallen service personnel passing through the town. There are a wealth of independent shops, weekly and monthly markets, great transport links and miles of beautiful countryside with both the North Wessex and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within easy reach.


    History buffs can learn all about the town’s past at the local museum. Foodies can get their fix at the weekly market as well as a monthly farmers market which also attracts vintage goods and all manner of quirky finds plus a range of locally produced treats and produce.

    There is an annual arts festival and other town events through the year. Just outside the town lies the Jubilee Lake, surrounded by ancient woodlands and wetlands providing habitat for a range of species. Plus the rather sticky Mud Springs that are worth a visit (but take your wellies!). If you prefer to exercise indoors there’s a leisure centre with a gym, swimming pool, sports hall and fitness classes for all ages.


    Close to Swindon with its large shopping centre featuring all the big high street names, Royal Wootton Bassett is just off the M4 motorway. Currently there is no train station, the nearest can be found 10 miles away at Chippenham. The closet airport is Bristol International.

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