Petersfield High Street North

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


In October 2020, two groups of six people (Covid restrictions) continued the society’s tradition of visits with a tour of the ruins of Greatham Old Church guided by Anna Dale-Harris. Many members will have passed the ruins on occasions but not taken the time to visit, so it was particularly rewarding to learn about its history and the stabilising of the roofless structure in recent years.

The roofed interior of the church has a Jacobean communion rail, an old font bowl and wall monuments from the 18th and 19th centuries. The chief feature is the tomb of Dame Marjory Caryll with its recumbent effigy, who died in 1632. 

The church has been redundant for more than a century since the opening of the new church on the opposite side of the Farnham Road.

Greatham Old Church of St John the Baptist
Tomb of Dame Marjory Caryll, Old Greatham Church

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.