Welcome to Petersfield
Petersfield is an ancient town set in an area of outstanding natural beauty within The Southdowns National Park. The area of Mapledurham, which comprised of Buriton, Petersfield and Sheet is mentioned in the Domesday book.
Bronze Age and Iron Age burial mounds are still to be found on The Heath which is a 69 acre area of grass and heathland set around a 22 acre pond and is considered by many residents and visitors to be the jewel in Petersfield’s crown.
Access and Transportation
Petersfield has easy access by means of two major roads crossing through Petersfield and is also on the main London to Portsmouth rail link. The Town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is located in the National Park. The Town prides itself on being a great place to live and work and has a population approaching 14,000. With such beautiful countryside and ease of access to neighbouring large cities and commuting to London, Petersfield is increasingly popular as a residential area.
Please note that the consultation period for any comments on the draft plan has now closed. Updates will follow as soon as they are available
This is the Town Mayor’s Charity for 2014-2015.
Artscape is an art related, independent charity that works alongside adults who experience mental distress, recovery from addictions and related disabilities.
Their aim is to create a relaxed, warm and friendly environment in which people are accepted as they are. The art itself is used as a catalyst for enabling healing to begin in people. People are referred to them via their key worker, Community Psychiatric Nurse or Occupational Therapist. Artscape strives towards the restoration of a meaningful, safe and satisfying life. For more information visit www.artscapeart.co.uk
Petersfield Lions Club meet on the first and third Mondays in the Petersfield Football Club, Love Lane, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EP.
Did you Know?
- Petersfield has played home to many notable residents, such as the artist Flora Twort, the botanist John Goodyer, Miranda Hart, Alec Guinness to name but a few
- Petersfield is an historic market town which dates back to the 12th century
- In 2009 the town hosted celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the coming of the railway
- Petersfield is twinned with Warendorf in Germany and Barentin in France
- Petersfield became included in the South Downs National Park in 2011
- Petersfield has its own town flag
Other interesting facts and information can be found in the Official Town Guide by following this link Petersfield Town Guide.