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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.

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.


Live weather information for

Ashton  under Hill

Death's Head Hawk Moth in Ashton! Click on the image to read a fascinating illustrated story, with video.

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

  • New Despite a wet forecast and a torrential downpour on the Sunday, this year's Ashton Open Gardens raised a little more money than last year. Just over £5,500 has been distributed between the Community Centre, St Barbara's Church, Ashton First School, Bredon Hill Middle School Gardening Club, the Guides and the WI. More details and pictures of this year's event, including the results of the Photographic Competition, are on the Ashton Open Gardens website.
  • New According to Cotswold Life  Ashton under Hill is one of the prettiest places to visit in the Cotswolds. Click here to see the full article. We can't help but agree of course!

  • The Parish Council is delighted to report a successful outcome to ongoing negotiations with Wychavon District Council over urgent footpath repairs in the village. More details here.

  • Ashton Fete and Produce Show will go ahead! A new Fete Director has come forward and arrangements are already in hand for this autumn's Show. Watch out for more news over the coming months.

  • The Parish Council has discovered some amazing film footage of our village celebrating the Coronation in 1953 shot by Tom Archer. It is followed by a film of the Silver Jubilee celebrations originally shown on BBC2 in 1977.  Please click on the image to view.


Latest Downloads

New July 2016 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

New Playgroup details updated

New Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 10 May 2016

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting on 15 March

Spring 2016 issue of Ashton News our village newsletter with a local contact list

Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services   newsletter

Ashton WI's activities in February and March

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

Latest Superfast Worcestershire Newsletter, with news of improvements in broadband coverage in Ashton.

December 2015 Newsletter from the CATCH project in South Africa, supported by St Barbara's Church.

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

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