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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

Bluebells in Ashton Wood

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.



Ashton Open Gardens

40th Anniversary Weekend

10 and 11 June 2017

Picture by Steve Gledhill, who will be exhibiting at this year's Ashton Open Gardens

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



  • Important notice: The Parish Council would like to share the information that they have regarding the ‘Under The Hill Fest’ to be held on Saturday, 28th May at the A46 end of The Groaten, at the Pig Barn site. Please click here for further details
  • Advanced Notice: a date for your diary: this year’s Run Around Supper will take place on Saturday 24th June. We hope you can run around with us! More details to follow soon.
  • This picture of Ashton's villagers was taken at the Playing Fields on 5 September 1993 (Click on the picture to see a larger image). Is there anyone you might recognise?


  • Steve Gledhill, is a photographer living near Evesham and he walked on Bredon Hill every week in 2016, with his camera. His blog has a fascinating selection of images of the hill, including some of Ashton. Click here to see some of Steve's superb photography on Bredon. Steve will be hosting an exhibition of his work in St Barbara's Church during the weekend of Ashton Open Gardens Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, from 1.00pm tp 6.00pm each day.





  • A mobile Post Office van with wheelchair access, is located in the Free Church car park every Tuesday and Thursday between 12:30 and 1:30pm. This is excellent news for residents with mobility or transport issues who find it difficult to visit other post offices in the area. Thanks to the Parish Council and the Free Church committee for helping to achieve this service for the village.


  • 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!



Latest Downloads

New Easter 2017 edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

New April 2017 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

Easter Services in St Barbara's Church Ashton under Hill

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting on 14 March 2017

Report on Ashton WI's activities from October to December 2016

Lent Lunches around Bredon Hill in March/April

Notice about Dog Fouling from the Chair of the Parish Council

Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2017

Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services newsletter

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

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

Bus timetables for 540 Evesham-Ashton-Tewkesbury service

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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