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Welcome to Ashton under Hill

Picture by Isabel 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

Couch to 5K is coming to Ashton soon!

Live weather information for

Ashton  under Hill

Ashton Football Club has restarted

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 COUCH TO 5K is coming to Ashton in October! This is a free nine-week running plan for people who want to be more active. It's perfect if you're new to running - the plan is all about starting slowly and building up gradually.  Anyone can start Couch to 5K - you don’t need to be fit! For more information contact Kathy 07972 142266 or Karen 07976 906653. Watch this space!
  • New Ashton 88 Football Club is returning to the Evesham Sunday League in September, for the first time since 2013. More details here. Also, Ashton Tigers junior footballers are looking for new members to make up a team. More information here.
  • Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Run Around Supper. This event gets more popular and more fun every year! We raised a record £1,500 for the school which is being spent on new books. Ashton First School Headteacher Sharon Cole said: "I would like to add my personal, special thanks for your help in supporting our school. We really do appreciate your involvement and contribution. It makes such a difference to the provision we are able to offer our children. Thank you."  We hope to see you at next year’s Run Around Supper on 25th June 2016.
  • A new scheme has been launched in Worcestershire to enable eligible businesses and voluntary organisations to claim grants of up to £3000 towards the cost of upgrading to superfast broadband. Please click here to find out more.
  • 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

New October issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

New Parish Council Minutes 1 September 2015

Summer edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

February, March and April 2015 reports of Ashton WI Meetings

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

Ashton under Hill Fete and Produce Show 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 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 Middle School

BHMS Horizon Newsletter

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