Chessington Removals

Chessington Removals

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    Family Owned 
Business Est. 1857

    Family Owned
    Business Est. 1857

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Member of The 
Armishaws Group

    Member of The
    Armishaws Group

    Our Chessington Removals Service Includes…  

    • Uniformed Crew
      Uniformed Crew
      Our trained crews are DBS checked and carry photo ID.
    • Mileage
      Mileage
      There are no hidden costs. All our quotes include mileage.
    • Goods in Transit Cover
      Goods in Transit Cover
      Restricted liability is provided as standard.*
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Clothes travel in style in our robe cartons.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      Slot-on, padded covers protect white goods and furniture.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      To offset carbon emissions we’re planting 2,000 trees.
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      We’ll collect your flat boxes for recycling (or reuse).**
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      We use recycled/recyclable materials where possible.
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Mattress bags are used once, then recycled.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Floor protection is available for both locations.**

    *Other options are available.
    **Fees may apply.

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    Over's Removals

    Why use Over's Chessington removals…

    5 Quickfire Chessington Facts

    1. Early Days
      The name Chessington derives from ‘Cisendone’ and an ancient leader or chieftain named ‘Cissa’. In 1086 Chessington was mentioned in the Domesday Book as having 10 households, 3 villagers. 1 smallholder, a mill and was worth 4 pounds.
    2. Write On
      Built in the 1500s, the impressive Chessington Hall became the home of playwright Samuel Crisp in the 1750s. A regular visitor to the hall was Charles Burney and his daughter Fanny Burney who wrote part of her second novel Cecilia while staying at Chessington.
    3. Natives
      The much-loved children’s author Enid Blyton lived in Chessington. Other famous faces to have made the town their home include, Helen Chamberlain (broadcaster), Sir Bob Geldof (singer, founder of Live Aid), Paula Yates (broadcaster) Errol Brown (singer), Petula Clarke (singer) and George Cohen (member of the 1966 World Cup winning England Team).
    4. Fun Time
      Chessington Zoo was founded in 1931 by Reginald Stuart Goddard who had bought the large manor estate as somewhere to hold his private collection of animals which was the largest private zoo in England at the time. The site now holds over 1,000 animals.
    5. World of Adventure
      The 65-acre site that has grown to incorporate the zoo and Chessington World of Adventures which opened in 1987, had previously been a manor house and Royalist stronghold that had been left a burnt stub by Cromwell’s troops in the English Civil War. After the house was rebuilt, it was cheekily renamed ‘Burnt Stub’, a name that has stayed with it. Closed to the public, it wasn’t until 2003 that the Stub was rebranded again as Hocus Pocus Hall, a spooky interactive attraction.

    Useful Chessington Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Chessington was 18,973.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Kingston Council.

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    Nearest Tip – View opening times and location of your nearest waste & recycling centre.

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    Newspaper – “Read all about it!” Get local news online from Get Surrey.

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    Schools – View the latest Chessington schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Chessington weather forecast says.

    Thank You Over’s

    See what Over’s customers are saying…

    Darryn and Kyle, the two removal men were just brilliant in carrying out their duties. Nothing was too much trouble. They are an asset to your company and great Ambassadors for your business. My wife and I felt on occasions they went above and beyond the normal service and went out of their way to help ease the process and stress of moving.

    - Andy Cookson – June 2021

    The two crew movers that moved me are exceptional. Polite, hardworking, and professional. Nothing was too much, no problems or complaints. They packed, moved me out, and moved me in. Constantly ensuring everything was where I wanted it and fine tune placement of my items. I could not have moved in without their, and the team at Armishaws efforts. Thank you for getting (injured) me, and my family in our new home safe and complete.

    - Alan Edmunds - June 2021

    Excellent removals experience on a two day local move in Somerset. Despite hail, the removals men did a fantastic job, and kept a sense of humour throughout. Nothing was too much trouble putting things where we wanted them in various sheds when we arrived. Toby and Ben made the experience SO much more fun, and less stressful. Cannot recommend them too highly.

    - Helen Williams – May 2021

    Iron Age

    ‘Cisendone’ was originally named after the Saxon King Cissa, however the earliest settlement may date back to the Iron Age. Archaeological evidence also points to there having been a Roam villa, tile works and possibly even a vineyard.

    11th Century

    By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 Chessington possessed ‘half a mill’, was worth the princely sum of 2 pounds and was controlled by Robert of Vatteville.

    14th Century

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    What turned out to be Chessington’s most significant building began life in 1348 when Chessington Lodge was constructed. The slightly more grander sounding Chessington Hall was built in the 1500s. During the English Civil War, 1642 – 1651, it was a Royalist stronghold which didn’t go down well with Oliver’s army. Cromwell’s troops arrived attacked the garrison and subsequently burnt the hall to the ground.

    18th Century

    It was rebuilt and given the tongue in cheek moniker, ‘Burnt Stub’. In the 1750s it was the home of the playwright Samuel Crisp whose guest include Fanny Burney who wrote Cecelia while staying in the summerhouse. Rebuilt on an even more impressive scale in the 18th century by the Vere Baker family, it was acquired by Reginald Goddard who opened his private animal collection to the public in 1931, naming it ‘Chessington Zoo’. Now known as Chessington World of Adventures it is one of the UK’s busiest visitor attractions and Burnt Stub has had another name change, as the fun filled but spooky Hocus Pocus.

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    20th Century

    In 1939 George VI visited the town to open RAF Chessington, a barrage balloon site whose chief roll was to help protect London from the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The site was converted to a military medical centre before becoming a US Air Force base and eventually sold for housing during the 1990s. Also in 1939, Chessington finally received a train line making it a viable commuter town for those looking to work in the city whilst enjoy the rolling hills of stunning countryside that shape this area of Surrey.

    Chessington Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Chessington, or beyond, we pride ourselves on making the experience as hassle-free and streamlined as possible. With over 160 years of experience as a leading UK removal company, our personable, expert removals team will take the stress out of moving home or office.

    The benefit of ‘staying local’ when booking Chessington removals…

    • Employing a local removals company in Chessington means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • Unrivalled geographical knowledge of Chessington & the surrounding areas.
    • We know the traffic flow, best times of day to move and where to park.
    • We offer overnight storage (or for as long as you require) at our nearby Hampshire-based storage facilities.
    • Our size allows us to be more competitive than many other local removal companies across Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire
    • Free removal estimates and removals advice before, during and after your move!
    • We employ local people doing local work

    Secure Household Storage in Chessington
    Are you a homeowner requiring long or short term household storage for furniture and personal effects for which you no longer have room? Do you need secure flexible household storage at short notice, with the minimum of fuss?

    With our multiple, large, secure purpose-built Hampshire storage facilities located in Aldershot, Farnborough and Petersfield, we can cater for all your storage needs. We can also arrange to collect and storage your belongings on your behalf. Please visit our Storage Service for further details.

    Why use Over’s for your storage needs?

    • Our household & commercial storage prices are cheaper than most other storage facilities in Hampshire and Surrey
    • Flexible storage – we can even deliver, collect and store your belongings for you
    • Friendly staff available on site: our experienced warehouse staff will be on hand to assist customers with packaging, loading and unloading.
    • Our facilities incorporate the latest sophisticated fire and security systems

    Of course, it’s not just the calibre of our personnel that matters. We are also proud of our modern fleet of specialised removal vehicles, lifting equipment, packaging and dedicated storage facilities to help us best cater to all your storage requirements.

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