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  PETERSFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN – EXAMINATION.  Public Hearing will commence at 10am on 4 June 2015, Festival Hall, Petersfield.

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For more information and updates please click on the link below to Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan website.


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.  If you would like to make a donation, please make cheques payable to ‘Petersfield Town Council Town Mayor’s Charity’ or contact the Town Mayor if you would like to discuss making a donation.  For more information visit www.artscapeart.co.uk
Petersfield Lions Club Petersfield Lions Club is one of many thousands of Clubs worldwide and over a million and a half men and women share the object of service without personal gain. They raise about £5000 pa (mainly for local causes) and also give their labour and expertise when needed. They run/attend fetes, bookstalls, quizzes or ,indeed, use any means available to raise money.

Petersfield Lions Club meet on the first and third Mondays in the Petersfield Football Club, Love Lane, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EP.

Check out their news page and website for more information.

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.