Cranleigh Removals

Cranleigh 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 Cranleigh 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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    Why use Over's Cranleigh removals…

    5 Quickfire Cranleigh Facts

    1. Spell Check
      Up until the mid-1860s, Cranleigh was actually spelt ‘Cranley’, however poor handwriting or bad eyesight meant the post to Crawley and Cranley kept getting mixed up. So the post office instigated the change of name to avoid more postie mix ups.
    2. Smile
      If you take a walk around St Nicolas’ Church you might spot one grinning gargoyle that might seem a little familiar. One of the church’s familiars is believed to be the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.
    3. Party Pad
      The Obelisk standing at the Horsham end of the High Street was raised to commemorate the opening of the turnpike road that ran between Guildford and Horsham, in 1818. It was widely rumoured that the Prince Regent had used his influence to get the road built to cut down journey time from Windsor to his favourite party residence, the Brighton Pavilion.
    4. Famous Faces
      Cranleigh has artistic pedigree. The landscape artist Joseph Longhurst made the village his home, as did the brilliant illustrators Lawson Wood, and Heath Robinson. Musical genius comes in the form of Eric Clapton, who has been a Cranleigh resident for 40 years, as well as Beatle and Tank Engine narrator Ringo Starr and actress Barbara Bach.
    5. Big Boned
      Cranleigh sits above the clay soil of the Weald which was a prehistoric inland water lake. The clay’s perfect preservative conditions have revealed several dinosaur remains including a three-ton iguanodon unearthed in 2017. The dino-bones are currently being studied in Cambridge.

    Useful Cranleigh Links & Information

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    Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Cranleigh was 11,241.

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    Local Council – Find information, contact details and updates from Cranleigh Parish 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 the Cranleigh Magazine.

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    Schools – View the latest Cranleigh schools Ofsted reports.

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    Weather – Be prepared for your moving day whatever the Cranleigh 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

    Once the bed of a freshwater lake in prehistoric times, what is now Cranleigh was surrounded by the vast Wealden Forest which would have been pretty uninhabitable.

    12th Century

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    It was the arrival of the Normans, who fresh from having given Harold one in the eye and establishing themselves as the new English rulers, set about dividing up the land. William’s closest supporters and allies were given manors where they could raise taxes from farmers under the proviso that they built a church for Christian worship. St Nicholas Church was one such Norman monument built around 1170, look carefully at the church and you might spot the gargoyle that is believed to be the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat in Alice Through the Looking Glass. The area around Cranleigh was particularly popular with the new Norman ruling class for hunting and hawking.

    Although the horrors of the English Civil War didn’t visit Cranleigh, Oliver Cromwell did, King Charles biggest opponent and the future killjoy who would ban things like football and even Christmas stayed at Knowle House with a detachment of troops.

    19th Century

    Up until the 1860s the town was actually spelt Cranley but with the often cursive (or barely legible) script of letter writers, the post office had trouble with post mistakenly going to Crawley/Cranley and so Cranleigh was given a new spelling. 1865 also saw the arrival of the railway. Goods were soon travelling faster on land than they had on the formerly prosperous canal that linked Horsham and Guildford and within 5 years the waterway closed. The station closed in 1965, 100 years after the first passengers embarked.

    By the outbreak of World War I Cranleigh was a large village with two stations (the other being at Baynards on the London/Brighton line) and a population in excess of 3,200. As much of the South East became a centre of troop activity during World War II, Winterfold House was requisitioned by SOE, the Special Operations Executive. It was used a training school for undercover agents. One recruit was Violette Szabo GC who was captured by the Germans, interrogated and shot. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross and her story made into the 1958 film, Carve Her Name with Pride.

    On August the 27th 1944, Cranleigh’s infant school was demolished by a V-1 flying bomb which also damaged the stained glass window of St Nicholas Church, wounding the Rector. The town was hit by a second bomb which hit the gas cylinder on the common and a cottage killing the occupant.

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    Modern Day

    Modern Cranleigh has appeared in a book by Douglass Adams (who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and John Lloyd (creator of QI and writer on Spitting Image, Not the Nine o’Clock News and many others) and Cranleigh Hall was a location for Doctor Who. Thankfully despite these brushes with fame Cranleigh hasn’t gone ‘all Hollywood’ and retains its quintessentially British charm.

    Cranleigh Removals Company
    Whether you are moving to or from Cranleigh, 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 Cranleigh removals…

    • Employing a local removals company in Cranleigh means we spend less travelling time to your residence.
    • Unrivalled geographical knowledge of Cranleigh & 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 Cranleigh
    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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