Heritage Bank

The parish of Buriton has a rich local heritage with some fascinating local history and cultural connections.


Buriton at War

The parish of Buriton (the place and its people) has played its part in both world wars.


Growth of a Parish

Another current project which is researching the expansion and growth of the village over the centuries.


Explore the history of Buriton

Welcome to the website of the Buriton Heritage Bank. This community project is researching local life in years gone by and the natural heritage of the parish of Buriton, near Petersfield, Hampshire, UK.

Here you can find information about the history of the parish (including Ditcham, Nursted and Weston) and find out about our current activities and publications which include hundreds of wonderful old photographs.


Incredible Buriton jewellery from over 3,000 years ago

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The latest exhibition at the Petersfield Museum includes “The Buriton Ornamental Hoard”. The Hoard consists of four attractive bronze ornaments…

Passenger list proves Buriton WW1 soldier travelled round the world

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When local man Fred Smith joined a Hampshire Territorial Unit in 1912 he can have had no idea where this…

Scores of old photos found in album

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A small album of black & white photographs taken in and around the village in 1991 – which doesn’t sound…

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