Welcome to Petersfield
Welcome to Petersfield Town Council, and the Market Town of Petersfield. We hope that you find what you are looking for on our website. Here at Petersfield Town Council, we strive to provide good service from the various venues and grounds that we maintain or hire out to the general public, and can be seen from the list of grounds and venues.
Petersfield town is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Southdowns National Park. Petersfield, Buriton, and Sheet collectively made up the area of Mapledurham, which 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.
Food and Shopping
At the heart of the town is the square, which is surrounded by shops, bars and various facilities, and right in the centre of the square stands one of the most recognised statues of William III. Many independent shops and places to eat exist down the High Street, along Chapel Street, and into Lavant Street, as well as along Dragon Street, which is part of the old A3.
One of the many attractions of this Town, is the very large and beautiful ‘pond’ which is also known as Heath Lake. This is an idyllic spot for a visit any time of the year, with boats to hire during the summer months, usually from Easter onwards, walks around the lake, and refreshments at the Plump Duck.
Travelling to Petersfield
Petersfield has easy access by means of the A3 and A272, and is situated on the main London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour rail link.