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.

Latest News

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Petersfield’s Neighbourhood Plan is in the 8 week pre-submission consultation stage.  Petersfield Town Council has resolved to submit the Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan to the South Downs National Park Authority.  The plan can be inspected via the website http://www.petersfieldsplan.co.uk  Copies can be seen at The Town Hall, EHDC Offices, the library, Winton House Centre and The Community Centre.  Representations can be made via the website or by email to draftplan@petersfieldsplan.co.uk or in writing c/o Town Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield,      GU31 4EA

Please note that the consultation period for any comments on the draft plan has now closed.  Updates will follow shortly


Whether you’re a Petersfield resident, or just visiting our beautiful market town in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Love Petersfield is for you: www.lovepetersfield.co.uk

Here, you’ll find details of Petersfield’s local shops selling the very best in food, fashions, gifts, treats and everyday essentials – plus special offers exclusive to Love Petersfield. So if you share our passion for the traditional High Street, and the informed, personal service that goes with it, we invite you to view our local retailers online here – and then go and see them for real.

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.