Within our website you’ll find a wealth of information relating to the parish of Oldbury-on-Severn, its villages, residents, businesses and local groups. You will also find a section dedicated to the parish council, providing information about the work of the council, your local councillors, access to minutes and agendas and much more.
Oldbury-on-Severn is a small village in the Severn Vale near the banks of the river Severn which grew up around a tidal inlet, the Pill. The muddy waters of the Severn are no longer allowed to flow very far up it but it still marks the centre of the village. The other outstanding natural feature of the landscape is the hill. This is a local landmark for miles around with the church of St Arilda perched magnificently on the very top. The sweeping view from the hill takes in the river Severn, two Severn bridges, the Welsh hills and across miles of countryside, the start of the Cotswolds and Tyndale’s monument at Nibley.
The village itself is quite well populated but the parish of Oldbury-on-Severn straggles away in all directions. There is the hamlet of Cowhill on the sunny side of the hill, the part called Kington along the road that twists and turns on its way to Thornbury. Along the river to the north is Shepperdine that still retains its identity along with its little tin church, which is a listed, rare example of a tin tabernacle and is still open for summer services and as a place of pilgrimage. A stroll alongside the Pill lead’s down to the river where there is a thriving sailing club and joins up with the Severn Way, a long distance footpath, which follows the river to its source in the Cambrian mountains.