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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

Muntjack deer spotted in an Ashton garden; 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.

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

Ashton under Hill

Ashton Open Gardens

11/12 June

1.00pm to 6.00pm each day

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 Another Couch to 5k course started in the Playing Fields on 9th January. We are hoping this new weekend course will make it easier for working residents to attend. Please see the poster (click here or on the image, left) for further details. You are also welcome to just turn up on the day. We already have three successful 5k runners from the last course, why not see if you can join them?!
  • New Ashton under Hill Open Gardens will be on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day. More details here.
  • Ashton 88 Football Club returned 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.
  • 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 News of Ashton WI's activities from November to January

New Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 12 January 2016

New February 2016 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

Ashton 'Chain Gang' Report Christmas 2015

Gardening Club programme for 2016

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

December edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

Parish Council News November 2015

Ashton under Hill Fete and Produce Show 2014

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