Ashton Under Hill


A chapel in Beckford Ancient Parish. It had separate civil identity early but no separate ecclesiastic identity. Transferred from Gloucestershire to Worcestershire in 1931 [25]


O.S. Ref: SO997377
5 miles S.W. of Evesham along the A4184 & A46

Parish Church

St. Barbara

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Gloucester [11]


Partly in Upper Tewkesbury but chiefly in Tibaldstone, Gloucestershire [25] [44]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Elmley Castle; Sedgeberrow; Dumbleton (Gloucestershire); Beckford (Gloucestershire); Overbury[1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1596-1981 [5]
  Marriages 1586-1972 [5]
  Burials 1586-1982 [5]
Originals Banns 1823-1943 (13 certs),
1944-47 (2 applications & 2 certs),
1955-62 (19 certs),
1962-72 (3 certs)

Bishops' Transcripts

1606-1812; 1813-59 Gloucestershire Archives

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1595-1875


Register Copies

Transcripts: Christenings, Marriages & Burials1538-1861 (extracts) Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists :

ASHTON UNDER HILL : Christenings & Burials 1606, 1618, 1685, 1691, 1700 extracts from transcripts: Collections for Gloucestershire IN: Collections for Gloucestershire Published : Thomas Payne, 1861

ASHTON UNDER HILL : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1606-1700 (BT extracts): in "Wills etc": Documents relating to lands in the possession of the Phillips family of Wiltshire IN: "Wills etc": Documents relating to lands in the possession of the Phillips family of Wiltshire Published , Nd. Author Phillips, Thomas

ASHTON UNDER HILL : Marriages 1814-37: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 18 [Typescript.] IN:Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 18 Published , 1986 Author Gloucestershire FHS (trans.) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS

Marriages(Index) extracts 1586-1778: Boyd's marriage index - Published , 1925-55 - Authors: Roe, E A [Typescript.] & Boyd, Percival ed. (Also at Gloucestershire Archives

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Plan of churchyard annex (1928) Worcestershire Archives [51]
Plan of extension of churchyard (1950, photocopy); Key to the plan (1950) Worcestershire Archives[51]
-1791 Bigland Gloucestershire Archives

War Memorials

For a War Memorial to John Barnett at St. Barbara's Church see:

For a War Memorial at St. Barbara's Church to J A Meade and A J Slaughter following a Hudson Aircraft crash see:

For a War Memorial at St. Barbara's Church to C Turner see:

For a War Memorial at St. Barbara's Church to Algernon A B Warrilow see:

For a list of names on a Roll of Honour at St. Barbara's Church see:

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of is widely available at most record offices, includingWorcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:
1851-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1841-51 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists :
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 24 : HO 107/2044; HO 107/2074; HO 107/2076 (parts) - North East Gloucestershire [parishes in cross county districts - Evesham, Stratford on Avon & Shipston on Stour registration districts]: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999
1851 Worcestershire census index HO 107/2044 : Evesham registration district - Gloucestershire part [Microfiche.] (1997) A F Friend
Worcestershire 1891 census returns: Evesham registration district RG 12/2335-2337 [Microfilm.] London Public Record Office 2003

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Rent book for manor of Beckford 1624

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff atWorcestershire Archives:
Ashton under Hill C P School
Log book - 1898 - 1955 - Ref: BA 5803
Log book [microfilm] - 1898 - 1955 - Ref: BA 5755

The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.

Other Sources

"The village of my childhood" ; Author: Fred Archer; Published Gloucester Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd 1989 Society of Genealogists
"Wills etc" : Documents relating to lands in the possession of the Phillips family of Wiltshire - Author: Thomas Phillips Society of Genealogists


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

ASHTON under HILL, a parish partly in the upper division of the hundred of TEWKESBURY, but chiefly in the hundred of TIBALDSTONE, county of GLOUCESTER, 8 miles (E.N.E.) from Tewkesbury, containing 301 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester. The church is dedicated to St. Barbara.

Last Updated: 05/10/2016