Ashchurch is the busy hub of the community. It is defined by the infrastructure of road and rail passing through it.
The western boundary of Ashchurch is formed by the mainline railway running north to south from Birmingham to Bristol and it includes the "Ashchurch for Tewkesbury" station with regular rail services available. See here for timetable details.
Running from west to east the A46 runs through the centre of Ashchurch. Formerly the A438, this busy route has now been redesignated the A46 and it connects the M5, through Evesham on to the M42 and then the M1. It thus provides a vital link for traffic travelling between the south-west and the north-east. The importance of this route is well recognised and studies are underway to provide an alternative path for traffic avoiding Ashchurch cmpletely.
St Nicholas Church
The war memorial is a key feature located next to the school. Its imposing presence is a tribute to those who fought in the wars. This memorial is located beside the village hall and opposite the lane to the parish church, Ashchurch.
The list covers the First and Second World War and includes information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The Gloucestershire Geneology website has details of those remembered.
War memorial in front of Ashchurch.Primary School
MOD at Ashchurch
DE&S Ashchurch, known locally as "Ashchurch Camp", is the UK MOD's primary vehicle storage and distribution site for all types of armoured and soft skinned vehicles, together with Royal Engineer bridges, boats and construction plant. The Centre is the only vehicle depot in the UK using Controlled Humidity Environments (CHE) for long-term vehicle storage.
MOD site from lane across neighbouring fields
Entrance to MOD site.
MOD tank at entrance to MOD site.