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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

Winter snow on Bredon Hill; picture by Malcolm Nelson

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.





Bredon Hill Academy joins the Charter campaign for Trees, Woods and People

Remember this? Our picture for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Courtesy of Jeff Fletcher

Ashton residents in 1993

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


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New The Groaten is expected to be closed for 3 days beginning 20 March 2018 to facilitate BT Openreach cabling works. More details of the closure here

New We are looking forward to welcoming Revd David Lewis as an Associate Priest in the Beckford Group Parish, with responsibility for Ashton under Hill, when he is installed as Incumbent of the Elmley Castle Parish on 4 March 2018. More news in the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

New Please support Lent Lunches in the parish, in aid of St Richard's Hospice. More details here. Ashton's lunch will be in The Old Farmhouse, Elmley Road on 16 March from 12.00 to 2.00pm

New Newly reformed Ashton Under Hill Amateur Dramatic Society, formerly Ashton Players, is putting on its first production for many years, Seven Times Table, on Friday 2 March and Saturday 3 March 2018 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Demand for tickets is expected to be high so please reserve them as soon as possible! Tickets available from : Heather Neale 07813 399728 or Karen Rowley 01386 882466. Tickets are £5 each and all proceeds will go to improve Ashton's playing fields recreation area.

Save the Date! The 2018 Ashton under Hill Run Around Supper will be on Saturday 23 June; please make a note on your calendar! More details here or from Claire Vincent 07715 698999

April 2018 The Busquitos are a mad, great, swingin’, buskin’, band that will put a smile on everyone’s face. They will take you on a journey of musical genres: swing, calypso, rock and roll, classical and everything in between. You'll be able to see their lively performance in the Village Hall on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 7.30pm. Further information and tickets (£10 each) from Geraldine 881416

At the Parish Council meeting in September 2017 there was a very interesting presentation on rural crime by the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police crime prevention team. West Mercia's new 'We Don't Buy Crime' initiative is 'an innovative approach to reducing and disrupting the market for stolen goods and protecting your home and possessions by making them less attractive to the would-be criminal'. Both representatives gave a lot of practical ways of achieving this, including a new Community Messaging Service, Immobilise.com which is a free registration website for valuable items, plus very good deals on the SmartWater property marking service. Please read the report here for more useful information

Latest Downloads


New February 2018 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

New Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2018 (revised)

Report on Ashton WI's activities from October to December 2017

Worcestershire County Council advice about snow clearance

Parish Council Minutes 9 January 2018

Winter 2017 edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

Autumn Security Advice from West Mercia Police

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

An exciting Shindig production is coming our way in April. More details here

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

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