Petersfield High Street South Side

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

Historical Society News

Photographing the town

In late 2014, we announced that the Society would begin to photograph the buildings within the historic core of the town, creating a record that could be used in future years by researchers and those wishing to chart alterations to buildings.

Initially, with light conditions being very important, we were hindered due to overcast and wet days. The project eventually started in late June and has continued throughout the summer. We now have over 600 photographs showing individual buildings, groups of buildings and where possible, the rear of the buildings and specific architectural details.

The project will continue during the autumn and, if necessary, restart again in the spring. In the meantime, we are recording details of the property on each photograph.

The value of the project cannot be better illustrated than 32, Chapel Street, which during the past year has seen a dramatic transformation. Fortunately this building was photographed from the front elevation just before refurbishment commenced and another photograph was taken on the day it opened as Owen’s Cycles, with six flats above and a small retail unit in Bakery Lane. 




How To Join

Contact us for an application form. Membership costs £15 per person or £20 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 and Art Gallery

Petersfield Museum

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

Petersfield Musical Festival


Petersfield Musical Festival has entertained the town with choral music for over 100 years.

Petersfield 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 Petersfield Heath

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