Verwood 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

    At Armishaws we believe in going the extra mile to provide worry-free relocations.

    All our removals 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...

    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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    Verwood Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the local area;

    • Ringwood
    • West Moors
    • Ashely Heath
    • St Leonards
    • Alderholt
    • Fordingbridge
    • Cranborne
    • Sutton Holms
    • Three Legged Cross
    • Damerham

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

    Verwood – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Beautiful
      Verwood’s name has developed over centuries. Originally the settlement had a French name and was first recorded as “Beau Bois”, meaning Beautiful Wood, although the name actually referred to the Norman owners of the land. The current name is thought to stem from “Fair Wood”.
    2. A Bit Potty
      Yellow clay found in the area has been used for making homeware since the 3rd of 4th century. But it wasn’t until 1347 that kilns became widely used. The colour of the clay is particular to Verwood and quite distinct from other nearby locations. By the Victorian era brick making and tiles had become a major source of local employment, locals used to say that Bournemouth was actually made out of Verwood. At one point there were 30 kilns in the area.
    3. By Foot
      Originally the clay had to be flattened out, a process known as wedging, this involved heavy men walking on the clay. Hawkers would then buy the finished pots, put them on hand drawn carts and take them off to sell them by foot.
    4. A Bit Useless
      The land in the area wasn’t considered to be much use for many centuries. Sand, wood, clay, gorse were all used by locals to make simple tools to sell. The acid soil prevented large scale farming and the land was widely considered to be of no real use. When the Enclosures Act was passed, settlers were attracted by the unclaimed land and started erecting houses. In 1829 the entire population stood at around 400, by the end of the century it had passed 1,000 and carried on growing until it a major boom in the 1960’s reaching 6,000.
    5. Famous Faces
      Verwood has been home to a few familiar faces including a member of TV comedy royalty. Eddie Howe (football manager), Lionel Jeffries (actor), Gordon Haskell (singer), Jessie Matthews (actress) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert, Only Fools & Horses) have all lived here.
    6. Stephen’s Castle
      Stephen’s Castle is a nearby site and ancient monument but not actually a castle at all. The raised area is an Iron Age burial mound or ‘barrow’, believed to have been the burial site of a local tribal leader, Stephen. His legend tells of how he threw a giant stone from the area of his burial to nearby Ringwood Forest. Not a bad feat considering the stone (which is still in the forest) weighs around 3 tonnes.

    Local Info

    Schools – There are 7 schools in the Verwood area. Parents can see latest Ofsted reports.

    Population – By the census of 2011 Verwood’s population stood at 13,360.

    Transport – To the south, Verwood is underlined by the A31 which connects to the M27 and London via the M3. East of the town the A338 runs between Salisbury and Bournemouth (which is also home to the closest airport). At present there is no rail station.

    NewsVerwoodToday is an excellent source for local news and happenings.

    Best of Verwood

    You’ll find a good range of independent, local business offering fine food, helpful services and more. Here’s our pick of the bunch;

    AW Andrews Butchers

    We’d love this friendly butchers for their sausages alone (Tennessee Jack bangers? We’re in!), but there is so much more to dive into. Simply fantastic food.

    7 Manor Road, BH31 6DS

    The Nook

    One of those delightful shops you can’t help but pop in every time you’re passing. Packed with gifts, jewellery, handbags, candles, toys, there’s always something new to discover.

    The Old Crossroads, Station Road, BH31 7PU

    Gullivers Farm Shop

    Not just amazing food (and it is AMAZING), but there’s a great ethos behind this eco and people friendly farm shop. Somewhere truly special to stock up and enjoy a bite while you’re there.

    Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0JG

    Curtain Cabin

    Get all the curtains and hangings made to measure for your new home. There’s a massive range of fabrics and textiles for all manner of projects from their helpful team.

    1 Station Road, BH31 7PY


    Without doubt the greatest fish and chips in the world! Harlees are a South West based chain that serve up the finest fayre from their superb menu. Order online and they’ll deliver.

    94 Manor Rd, BH31 6EB

    About Verwood

    Sitting in an area of marshland, despite its name (which derives from ‘Fair Wood’), Verwood was something of an ugly duckling. The land was a mixture of waterlogged and acid soil. Certainly not great for agriculture which in turn didn’t attract settlers. But what it did have in abundance was clay. And not just any clay, but a yellow variety making it stand out. Pottery became increasingly in demand for bricks and roof tiles and the town began to boom.

    Today Verwood is every inch the swan, with a good selection of local independent businesses, town events, parks, Greenland and miles of scenery.


    Verwood’s big event is the May Carnival where shenanigans ensue including street food, entertainment, music and more. It gets lively again at the Rustic Fair each August Bank Holiday. If you’re a firm foodie, there is a regular market where you’ll find fresh local produce as well as household goods and essentials. If you’re looking for things to do further afield, then the Dorset Heavy Horse and Farm Park is a short drive away.

    Potterne is a play area, with 12 acres of sports grounds capable of hosting rugby, football, tennis, netball and cricket. There is a skate park and outside exercise equipment or if you’re more of a team player there is a rugby club, cricket club, football club and bowling club.

    There are aseveral riding centres and miles and miles of bridleways to explore. Golfers can get in the swing at nearby Crane Valley, 5 minutes from the town centre. Of if you prefer your exercise without a competitive edge, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest sits on the outskirts of town.


    Verwood is bookmarked by two roads. The A338 from Bournemouth (21 minutes) to Salisbury (37 minutes) lies to the east, while just south is the A31 which reaches the M27 and London via the M3. There is currently no rail station and the nearest airport is Bournemouth, 20 minutes by car.

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