Wantage Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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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

    Enjoy moving of the highest standards with a bespoke plan for your big relocation.

    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...

    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.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Wantage Removals

    Staying Local

    Armishaws’ cover the surrounding areas including;

    • Grove
    • Harwell
    • Stanford in the Vale
    • Faringdon
    • Woolley
    • East Hanney
    • Steventon
    • Drayton
    • Childrey
    • Gainfield

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

    Wantage – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Great!
      Wantage was once a Saxon palace/stronghold and is most famous for being the birthplace of Alfred the Great in 849AD. Wessex was the last kingdom that didn’t fall into Viking hands and it was Alfred who stood against the Vikings at Edington which finally turned the Norse tide. It was also Alfred’s vision of a united ‘Englaland’ that brought peace to the country and led the way for his grandson Athelstan to become the first King of England.
    2. The Wantage Code
      The Wantage Code was a series of laws drawn up by Athelstan which related to things such as breach of the peace and theft. The code had a particular use of Scandinavian vocabulary, which many suggest shows the laws were aimed in part at keeping Vikings settlers who had stayed in Britain, under some kind of law and order.
    3. Robin Fitzwarin
      The Fitzwarin family were noble born and Fulk Fitzwarin grew up alongside Prince John, there are even tales of the two of them squabbling and fighting as young boys. However, Fulk’s family home, Wittington Castle on the English/Welsh border had been stolen from him. With his four sons Fulk became something of an outlaw after his boyhood friend and now King John refused to return his castle and titles. Living in woodland and determined to retrieve his family home, he even fought running battles with the Sheriff of Shropshire. Eventually Fulk sailed to France with King John and fought for the King before once again falling out of favour. Yes, keen readers will already have noticed a similarity with another famous outlaw and it’s believed that part of the Robin Hood myth owes its roots to the Fitzwarins.
    4. Oh No He Didn’t!
      The Fitzwarin story doesn’t end there. The church bears several ancient plaques and monuments to various Fitzwarins who continued to live in Wantage. One of them, Ivo Fitzwarin, born in 1444, was a Lord, ealdorman, former soldier, London merchant, and the father of Alice Fitzwarin who married another famous person. His name was Dick Wittington.
    5. John Betjeman
      Another notable resident was Sir John Betjeman. The poet Laureate lived in the town for a number of years and even penned poems about the town and has been immortalised in street names. During his time in Wantage he even released several albums of his works (which can still be found on sites like YouTube). So yeah, Wantage is rock and roll!
    6. Walk It Off
      Today there are a series of heritage trails and nature walks within the town and surrounding area. If you’re keen to explore the landscape and learn a few interesting facts about the town along the way, then drop by the Vale and Download Museum for maps/guides and information.

    Local Info

    Schools – There’s a total of 10 nursery, primary and secondary schools in Wantage. See Ofsted scores here.

    Population – Wantage had a population of 11,327 at the 2011 You.Gov census.

    Transport – Settled in the Vale of the White Horse, 21 miles west of Swindon (34 minutes) and 9 miles east of Didcot (17 minutes), Wantage lies close to the A34 that leads to Oxford (28 minutes). Currently there is no mainline train station.

    News – The town has its own dedicated news website Wantage.com

    Best of Wantage

    If you prefer to keep your shopping local, sustainable and independent rather than the big brand chain stores, you’ll find a wealth of locally owned shops and services. Here’s our pick of the crop;

    CSW Creations

    Bringing life and love back to pre-used furniture, CSW also stock chalk paints for home projects and take on commissions and provide kitchen cabinet painting services.

    22 Market Place, OX12 8AE

    Going Green

    A simple ethos for a more sustainable future, bring your own containers and fill up with healthy, sustainable basics and home items with zero waste.

    Arbery’s Arcade, Church Street, OX12 8BL

    Madhatter Books

    For those passionate about independent bookstores, Madhatter is an absolute gem. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and books for all ages.

    18 Mill Street, OX12 9AQ

    Hebe Homestore

    Vintage furniture, artisan ceramics, lifestyle, décor, textiles, gifts, it’s a great emporium and one of those shops you’ll want to browse every time you pass.

    Arbery’s Arcade, Church Street, OX12 8BL

    Three Birds Fabrics

    Crafty shoppers will love Three Bird Fabrics. Patterns, textiles, helpful advice, whether you’re upholstering or designing clothes, TBF have got it sewn up!

    10 Wallingford Street, OX12 8AX

    About Wantage

    Wantage has a fascinating history, famed for being the birthplace of King Alfred the Great (who Churchill considered the ‘Greatest ever Englishman’), there are also links to Robin Hood and Dick Wittington. Today the bustling market town has a cool selection of independent shops, lively markets, restaurants, cafes and bars.


    Wednesdays and Saturdays Wantage hosts markets with local suppliers and producers bringing their wares to town. There is a very good museum with a lot to tell owing to the town’s colourful past. Wantage Leisure Centre boasts a swimming pool, gym, classes and sports hall. Memorial Park is a great space for families with a play area and room for picnics and ball games. There are several golf courses in the area along plus a cricket club, football club, theatre group and a wide range of societies for all kinds of interests.


    34 minutes east of Swindon and 17 minutes from Didcot, Wantage lies close to the A34 that will have commuters in Oxford in around 28 minutes. There are good bus routes but no train station.

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