Petersfield High Street North

Part of front cover designed by Edward Grainger for Petersfield Monographs No. 2 entitled ‘High Street Petersfield’.


Petersfield Area Historical Society Bulletin

The Society has produced a twice-yearly bulletin since the Society began in 1973. The bulletins contain a wealth of knowledge about the history of Petersfield and its surrounding area and serve as a well of information for today’s historical researchers.

The current year’s bulletins are available to members only. Previous bulletins can be found at the Petersfield Museum, Petersfield Library and in some cases, the British Museum.

Our plan is to reproduce a number of research articles here on the website—many are enlightening and some still highly relevant to what’s happening in Petersfield right now.


The Society’s first publication was Petersfield Papers No 1 entitled “Petersfield Place Names”, which went to press December 1975 for publication February 1976. There have been two revisions and copies are still available. Since the first publication there have been many more, usually entitled Petersfield Paper or Monographs. The last book written in the name of the Society was “Petersfield and World War 1 1914-1919” by Doreen Binks. It was originally published in 2007. The second edition was republished in 2013 by Petersfield Museum. Books and papers are available to buy at the Petersfield Museum, the Tourist Information Centre, Petersfield Bookshop and One Tree Books.

Petersfield and World War 1

Petersfield and World War 1, Second Edition


Petersfield and World War 1 (first edition only available from the Society; second edition available as above)
The Market Square Petersfield
High Street Petersfield
A History of Christianity in Petersfield


A Petersfield Perambulation
Petersfield Place Names
Petersfield and Parliament 1685-1783
Buriton and its People
The Origins of Steep
Petersfield in Tudor Times
Petersfield under the Later Stuarts

Forthcoming Events

How To Join

Contact us by email for an application form. Membership costs £12 per person or £17 per couple. This includes eight meetings per year with a speaker and five optional meetings of the Society’s Archaeological Group. You will also receive a copy of the Society’s twice-yearly bulletin.

Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum

Visit the Petersfield Museum to see some of the archival work PAHS has undertaken.

Flora Twort Gallery

Flora Twort Gallery

Visit the Flora Twort collection and the 18th Century cottage where Flora lived.

Physic Garden

fritillaryThe Physic Garden is open daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day. Check the website for times. Entrance is free.

People of the Heath

People of the Heath

Visit People of the Heath for more on the excavation of the Petersfield Heath barrows.