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Welcome to Ashton under Hill

Picture by Jo Brown

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.

See Tourist Information for Ashton under Hill: also our Events Diary where you can read and post announcements and news about forthcoming events in Ashton.


How to Find Us

Live weather information for

Ashton  under Hill

Ashton Football Club is aiming to restart in 2015

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

See more pictures in our

Village Gallery

News about Ashton

  • New Back by popular demand! Ashton under Hill's 6TH RUN AROUND SUPPER 20th June 2015. Meet at Ashton's Village Hall for a complimentary drink then go to your first host for your starter, then your second host for your main course. Desserts will be served back at the Village Hall at 10pm, where there will be a bar until midnight. £15 if not hosting, £5 if hosting. Always great fun and everyone is warmly welcomed. All proceeds to Ashton Under Hill First School. Contact Claire Vincent Kirke for more details: 07715 698999
  • Ashton Open Gardens 2015 will be on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June 2015 More details here
  • Thanks to everyone in the hardworking team which made Ashton's biennial Fete and Produce Show such a great success; it was a real community event, for the community. Pictures will be posted here soon.
  • At least two more members are needed to help on the Committee of Ashton Community Centre so if you are interested in helping support the Centre's activites in the village please contact Brian Stephens on 881467
  • POLICE ALERT FOR ALL AREAS IN WEST MERCIA: West Mercia Police are currently dealing with a number of distraction thefts in the region. Typically elderly people are approached in supermarket car parks and asked for change or directions - while this is happening a third party is stealing goods or personal effects such as purses, credit cards etc. All members of the public are asked to be vigilant against this form of distraction theft. It could happen anywhere.  If seen please report it to the Force Control Room immediately by dialling 101.


Latest Downloads

Spring edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

May services in St Barbara's Church

May issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

Parish Council Minutes for 10 March

January meeting report of the activities of Ashton WI

Summary of charitable giving at St Barbara's Church in 2014

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

Gardening Club programme for 2015

Bus timetables for 540 Evesham-Ashton-Tewkesbury service

Horizon  - the weekly newsletter of Bredon Hill Middle School

Quick Links

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 Middle School

BHMS Horizon Newsletter

Bredon Village website

Bus Timetables for Evesham-Tewkesbury- Cheltenham 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