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Welcome to Ashton under Hill 

Autumn colour in Ashton; 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.




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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New Please note that the footway between the Star Inn and St Barbara’s Church in Ashton is to be reconstructed. The County Council's contractor, Ringway Infrastructure Services, are proposing to start these works on 23rd October 2017 (schools half term week), which they will confirm nearer the date.  Works are expected to be completed in 5 working days and will be controlled by temporary traffic lights and carried out in short sections to minimise disruption. Ringway operatives will be on hand to help direct pedestrians around the site.  More information here and you can also download a map of the planned works here


New Our next Shindig production will be in the Village Hall on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7.30pm. 'Your Bard' is an informal auience with Will Shakespeare and is suitable for children and adults from 11 years upwards. In a superb and very funny one-man show, Nicholas Collett, (an RSC actor), takes audiences on a journey through Shakespeare’s life, mingling biography with snippets from plays and snapshots of Elizabethan life. Bring your own drinks, nibbles provided. Tickets are £10 and can be obtained from Geraldine 881416. More details here

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

New At the last 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

October 2017 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine

Parish Council Minutes for September 2017

Important information from Warwickshire and West Mercia Police on rural crime

Two new exciting Shindig productions are coming our way. More details here

Summer 2017 edition of our village newsletter Ashton News

Report on Ashton WI's activities from April to June 2017

Notice about Dog Fouling from the Chair of the Parish Council

Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2017

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 Tigers junior footballers

Ashton under Hill Village Information Booklet

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Bredon Hill Group of Churches

Bredon Hill Academy

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Bus Timetables for Evesham-Tewkesbury Service No 540

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Online guide to Worcester area

Overbury Village website

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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