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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

Winter in Ashton; picture by Jeremy King

The picturesque village of Ashton under Hill is situated in the south of the county of Worcestershire, England, at the eastern end of Bredon Hill and overlooking the Vale of Evesham. The northern Cotswolds are close at hand and nearby towns include Evesham, Pershore, Broadway and Tewkesbury. Formerly part of the county of Gloucestershire, Ashton under Hill is now in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire.

Ashton under Hill was for many years the home of Fred Archer, author and farmer. The village and its characters featured in many of Fred's books about country life.

If you're navigating to Ashton with a satnav the postcode WR11 7SW will bring you to Elmley Road in the heart of the village.



Frost on spindle; picture by Roger Umpelby

Death's Head Hawk Moth in Ashton! Click on the image to read a fascinating illustrated story, with video.

Picture by Jeremy King. See more in our Wildlife Gallery


Flowers and thatch

Picture by Jo Brown

Ashton village cross - a scheduled ancient monument


 An aerial view of Ashton;

 Jeremy King

Ashton Free Church;

Roger Umpelby


St Barbara's Church, Ashton under Hill

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News about Ashton



  • New Ashton First School PFA will be hosting a Mexican Evening in the Village Hall on Saturday 4 February 2017. Tickets £15 per person; contact Sally Guibert at The First School or Claire Vincent Kirke 07715 698999. More details here - don't forget to keep that date free! All proceeds to Ashton First School.
  • The Christmas Fair held in Ashton on 19 November had raised over £2000 which will be shared between St Barbara’s Church and St Richard’s Hospice.  We are very grateful to all who supported this event, and to all the helpers who worked so hard to make it a success.


  • Ashton's 2016 traditional village Fete and Produce Show was a great success, despite the unwelcome rain, and huge thanks are due to the organising team, all the helpers and evryone who came along to show their support for this great village event. Pictures will follow on our dedicated Fete and Produce Show page in due course
  • On Thursday 1 September 2016 Bredon Hill Middle School in Elmley Road became Bredon Hill Academy, part of The Hill Trust, and no longer a local authority maintained school. See their new school website here.
  • A mobile Post Office service started in the village on 19th July. The mobile van, which has wheelchair access, is located in the Free Church car park every Tuesday and Thursday between 12:30 and 1:30pm. This is excellent news for residents with mobility or transport issues who find it difficult to visit other post offices in the area. Thanks to the Parish Council and the Free Church committee for helping to achieve this service for the village.


  • According to Cotswold Life  Ashton under Hill is one of the prettiest places to visit in the Cotswolds. Click here to see the full article. We can't help but agree of course!




Latest Downloads

New Lent Lunches around Bredon Hill in March/April

New Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2017

January 2017 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

Village newsletter: Ashton News Christmas 2016

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting on 8 November 2016

Report on Ashton WI's activities from April to September

Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services newsletter

The illustrated story of a Death's Head Hawk Moth Caterpillar found in Ashton; by Roger Umpelby

Preparing for a Power Cut or Emergency - view or download a useful leaflet from Western Power Distribution

Bus timetables for 540 Evesham-Ashton-Tewkesbury service

Quick Links

Ashton 88 Football club

Ashton Tigers junior footballers

Ashton under Hill Village Information Booklet

Ashton Community Centre

Ashton Cricket Club

Ashton First School

Ashton Information Booklet (PDF)

Ashton in Old Photos

Ashton News

Ashton Open Gardens

Ashton Snowline

Ashton WI

Beckford & District Gardening Club

Beckford Village Hall

Bredon Hill Group of Churches

Bredon Hill Academy

Bredon Village website

Bus Timetables for Evesham-Tewkesbury Service No 540

Family History

History of Ashton

How to Find Ashton

Local Police

Online guide to Worcester area

Overbury Village website

Parish Music

Parish Council

Parish Magazine

St Barbara's Church

The Star Inn

Village Contacts


West Mercia Police


Useful Information

Old Photos of Ashton

Ashton Open Gardens

What's On at the Evesham Arts Centre?

Ashton under Hill Cricket Club

Bredon Hill Postboxes (including two in Ashton)

Ashton under Hill Conservation Area description and map

Ashton under Hill Village Plan 2006

Bell Ringing at St. Barbara's

Websites of neighbouring villages

A wartime aircrash in Ashton