Petersfield is a market town in the English county of
Hampshire, situated on the northern border of the
South Downs. The town was founded at the end of
the 11th Century. It grew as a coach stop on the Portsmouth to London
route, and today is situated on both the main rail and road link between the two cities. Petersfield is twinned with Barentin in France, and Warendorf in Germany.
The artist Flora Twort, the agriculturalist John Worlidge, the actor Alec Guinness, and the cricketer John Small all lived in Petersfield at some point.
Petersfield holds regular markets twice weekly, as well as monthly farmers' markets and 'French Markets' with stalls from Petersfield's twin town Barentin.
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 which is soon to be designated as a 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.