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Population – At the time of the 2011 YouGov census, the population of Datchet was 4,913.
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The earliest signs of habitation date back to the end of the last Ice Age, between 10,000 and 6,000 years BC (when they probably opened the first of the many coffee shops that would follow). Excavations in 2017 revealed evidence of early neolithic settlement.
The first royal connection came when King Ethelred (grandson of Alfred the Great) first gave grants of land here. Later Datchet was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), which made it of greater significance than places like Bristol of Durham, even London didn’t get a mention. It was as a Royal ferry point that Datchet came to prominence. This stretch of the riverbank was used by Royal parties to cross the River Thames and shorten the journey on route to Windsor Castle. In 1249 Henry III ordered an oak tree be felled in the Royal hunting grounds of Windsor Forest to construct a new barge.
The first bridge wasn’t built until 1706 under the orders of Queen Anne and was constructed entirely of wood (Britons still hadn’t caught up with the Roman’s bridge building skills at this time). The bridge was a free crossing point which instantly increased trade through the area and saw the population rise. Two other notable names to settle in the area were the Montagus and Buccleuchs, two of the richest and most influential families in Britain.
By the 1880’s Datchet’s reputation had taken a turn for the worse and the town was known as ‘Black Datchet’ due to the number of ‘wrong’uns’ and ne’er-do-wells that frequented its drinking houses and in particular local fields with poaching being a particular problem. In fact, things were so bad that Aylesbury County Jail had one building the jailers referred to as ‘The Datchet Wing’ as it was home to so many prisoners from the town.
Tommy Sopwith, the man behind the Sopwith Camel aircraft used the local golf course as a landing strip twice, once to visit his sister who lived in the town, the second time he dropped by was landing on his way to meet the Royal Family and Windsor Castle.
Datchet Removals Company
Whether you are moving to or from Datchet, 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.
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Secure Household Storage in Datchet
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?
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.