Petersfield High Street North

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

Programme

Walks

The first town walk entitled Petersfield Perambulation, took place in the 1990s and continued being organised by the Society until 2012. Since then the walks have been organised by Petersfield Museum as part of their Outreach Programme, with the town guides being members of Petersfield Historical Society.

Since 2012, additional walks have been provided over an extended period. Walks cost £5 per person and usually last approximately 90 minutes. Special rates apply for larger groups such as U3A, historical societies etc. A new programme is issued annually in March and copies are available from the Museum. Tickets are available from the Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery.

30 April 2014
  • Walking with Monks

    Follow in the footsteps of monks throughout the history of Petersfield.

    Meet in the Square
    4:00 PM

    Walks

13 September 2014
  • Arts and Crafts in Steep

    This walk will show the Arts and Crafts houses in Steep and explain why there is such a proliferation of this architectural style in this area. The walk will end with a private tour of the renowned, Grade 2 listed, Bedales Library.

    The walk starts at Steep Church at 2pm.

    Steep Church
    2:00 PM

    Walks

21 September 2014
  • Petersfield Perambulation

    This popular walk tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times by walking the streets and viewing the buildings.

    The walk starts by the statue in the Market Square at 2.30pm.

    Petersfield Market Square
    2:30 PM

    Walks

28 September 2014
  • Archaeology of the Heath

    Petersfield Heath is home to a remarkable prehistoric barrow cemetery. This walk will be led by an archaeologist who will discuss the significance of the Bronze Age Barrows and scatterings of prehistoric flints that indicate that human activity on the Heath probably dated from much earlier.

    The walk starts from The Plump Duck café by the lake at 2.30pm.

    Petersfield Heath
    2:30 PM

    Walks

05 October 2014
  • Historic St Peter’s

    The town of Petersfield was built by the Normans around St Peter’s Church and this 840-year old building is steeped in history. This walk explains in detail how events, both nationally and locally, have created the way we view it today.

    The walk starts at the church porch at 2pm.

    St Peter’s Church
    2:00 PM

    Walks

12 October 2014
  • First World War in Petersfield

    The start of the First World War in August 1914, set in motion a process which changed towns and villages throughout Britain, and Petersfield was no exception. This walk explains the significant part that Petersfield played in the War effort and where these events took place.

    The walk starts from the Square at 11am and forms part of the First World War commemoration activities.

    Petersfield Market Square
    11:00 AM

    Walks

19 October 2014
  • Petersfield Perambulation

    This popular walk tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times by walking the streets and viewing the buildings.

    The walk starts by the statue in the Market Square at 2.30pm.

    Petersfield Market Square
    2:30 PM

    Walks

02 November 2014
  • First World War in Petersfield

    The start of the First World War in August 1914, set in motion a process which changed towns and villages throughout Britain, and Petersfield was no exception. This walk explains the significant part that Petersfield played in the War effort and where these events took place.

    The walk starts from the Square at 11am and forms part of the First World War commemoration activities.

    Petersfield Market Square
    11:00 AM

    Walks

12 April 2015
  • Murders and Menageries

    A twelve-stop tour of the town for parents and children. The history of Petersfield through its association with animals (and a couple of Edwardian murders), plus a pictorial quiz for children of all ages. With prizes!

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

26 April 2015
  • Historic Town Walk

    This popular walk has run for more than 20 years and tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times by walking the streets and viewing the buildings which you may have passed many times without realising their hidden secrets.

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

06 May 2015
  • Pubs, Inns and Breweries

    Over the centuries there have been more than 40 pubs and inns in the town as well as malthouses and breweries to support them. During this walk you’ll learn why there were so many, where they were located and what happened to them.

    Meet outside The Good Intent, College Street
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    6:30 PM

    Walks

10 May 2015
  • Arts and Crafts in Steep

    The walk will show the Arts and Crafts houses in Steep and explain why there is such a proliferation of this architectural style in this area. The walk will end with a private tour of the renowned, Grade 2 listed Bedales Library.

    Meet by the porch at All Saints Church, Steep
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

17 May 2015
  • Historic Town Walk

    This popular walk has run for more than 20 years and tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times by walking the streets and viewing the buildings which you may have passed many times without realising their hidden secrets.

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

31 May 2015
  • Historic St Peter’s

    The town of Petersfield was built by the Normans around St Peter’s Church and this 840 year old building is steeped in history. This walk explains in detail how events, both nationally and locally, have created the way we view it today.

    Meet by the porch at St Peter’s, Petersfield Square
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

07 June 2015
  • Historic Buriton

    Starting at the church, you will learn of Buriton’s huge historical significance to Petersfield and the part they played together from Norman times through the ages to the demise of the hop growing industry in the mid-20th century.

    Meet outside St Mary’s Church, Buriton
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

14 June 2015
  • The First World War in Petersfield

    The start of the First World War in August 1914 set in motion a process which changed towns and villages throughout Britain, and Petersfield was no exception. This walk explains the significant part that Petersfield played in the War effort and where these events took place.

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

21 June 2015
  • Historic Town Walk

    This popular walk has run for more than 20 years and tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times by walking the streets and viewing the buildings which you may have passed many times without realising their hidden secrets.

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

01 July 2015
  • Pubs, Inns and Breweries

    Over the centuries there have been more than 40 pubs and inns in the town as well as malthouses and breweries to support them. During this walk you’ll learn why there were so many, where they were located and what happened to them.

    Meet outside The Good Intent, College Street
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    6:30 PM

    Walks

05 July 2015
  • Murders and Menageries

    A twelve-stop tour of the town for parents and children. The history of Petersfield through its association with animals (and a couple of Edwardian murders), plus a pictorial quiz for children of all ages. With prizes!

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks

19 July 2015
  • Historic Town Walk

    This popular walk has run for more than 20 years and tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times by walking the streets and viewing the buildings which you may have passed many times without realising their hidden secrets.

    Meet outside Petersfield Library
    Tickets £5 per person from Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery


    2:30 PM

    Walks




Where We Meet

Herne Farm Leisure Centre
Moggs Mead
Petersfield
GU31 4PY‎
Tel: 01730 266874

Where Petersfield Archaeology Group Meets

Physic Garden
High Street
Petersfield
GU32 3JJ
Tel: 01730 269060
Website

How To Join

Contact us 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.

Musical Festival

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

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.