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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

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.



One of the imaginative creations in this year's Ashton Fete and Produce Show on 8 September

One of the delightful gardens which was open as part of Ashton Open Gardens on 9 and 10 June

An unusual visitor in Ashton: a ring-necked parakeet

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


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New We are sad to announce that Canon Matthew Baynes, Rector of Bredon and Vicar of the Beckford Group Parish, which includes St Barbara's in Ashton under Hill, lost his heroic battle with cancer in the early hours of Friday morning 28 September. We extend our sincerest sympathies to his wife Bryony (former Headteacher at Ashton First School) and his children Bronwen, Megan and David. More information here

New Don't forget to keep Saturday 26 January free for the next Shindig show: Noble Jacks a rip-roaring Country-Folk band. More details here

SmartWater update for those who have registered. The Parish Council has decided to fund the purchase of Smartwater packs and we have been delivering these to those residents who registered. For those of you who have still not registered; there may be some extra packs available. Please contact us at


Latest Links and Downloads

New Report on Ashton WI's activities from July to September 2018

New October 2018 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

New Important - Parish Council notice about bus and traffic issues in Ashton under Hill. Local residents please read

Summer edition of Ashton News our village newsletter

Minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting on 1 May 2018

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 1 May 2018

Easter 2018 Edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

Jobcentre Near Me

Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2018 (revised)

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

Important information from Warwickshire and West Mercia Police on rural crime

Notice about Dog Fouling from the Chair of the Parish Council

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

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

New Ashton Railway Station

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