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.

Stawell map of 1793

Growth of a Parish

This project shows the expansion and growth of the village over the centuries with the help of maps and house detective reports.


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.


Forestry around Buriton – new research

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Under the dense canopy of trees that cover much of the forested hills of War Down, Head Down and Holt…

History of Coulters Dean features in British Wildlife Magazine

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Coulters Dean is now a small nature reserve, situated on the chalk downs above Buriton, but its history has recently…

A tribute to Don Eades

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In January 2021 Buriton lost part of its living history, and an invaluable contributor to the Buriton Heritage Bank, with…

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