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Petersfield, Hampshire

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Petersfield, Hampshire

DistrictEast Hampshire
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU7423
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01730
Population13,303 (2001)

Other names by which Petersfield, Hampshire has been known in the past


Petersfield, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Petersfield, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Hants, 20 miles NE. of Portsmouth - par., 1820 ac., pop. 2294; township, 237 ac., pop. 1646; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Petersfield is an ancient town, with claim to be ranked as a prescriptive incorporation chartered by King John. The chief feature of the town is its Norman church of the 12th century. There is an endowed school or college. Fairs for cattle, sheep, and horses are held here in July and October, and there is a sheep fair in December. Petersfield returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

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