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Welcome to Ashton under Hill

Summer in Ashton - 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

Ashton Fete and Produce Show will be on Saturday 6 September

An unusual sighting in Ashton!

Picture by Jeremy King

 

Flowers and thatch

Pictures by Jo and Isabel 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 This year's Ashton Fete and Produce Show will be on the afternoon of Saturday 6 September at the Playing Fields. More details here.
  • New Grand Fete and Produce Show Raffle - tickets now on sale! First prize £250 and lots of other fantastic prizes. Tickets from The Star or ther organisers. Please support your village fete: more details here.
  • New despite the forecast of torrential rain, Ashton Open Gardens 2014 was a great success. Huge thanks to everyone who helped in any way, making this a truly community event. More details here
  • 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
  • Did you know that an outline planning application has been submitted for the site in Elmley Road opposite Bredon Hill Middle School? Details can be found by searching the Wychavon Planning Services website for case number 00637  Alternatively, searching for Ashton under Hill as the location address shows details of this and other current planning applications for the village.
  • 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.

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  • Do you have SmartWater? All school property at Bredon Hill Middle School is SmartWater coded - using the unique award-winning technology which is proven to deter criminals. Items at St Barbara's Church have also been marked in this way and some households in the village have also taken advantage of the scheme. For more details please click here or contact a member of Ashton's Neighbourhood Watch team for details of how to obtain your SmartWater pack.

Latest Downloads

New July issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

Ashton WI report for March 2014

Spring edition of Ashton News, our village newsletter

Pictures of the WI panto 'Rhyming Cinderella' available here

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting on 12 November 2013

Gardening Club programme for 2014

Latest Bus Timetable for Evesham-Tewkesbury-Cheltenham Service 540

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

Weather

West Mercia Police

WI

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