The Titchfield History Society was set up to preserve, record and document the history of the ancient village of Titchfield in Hampshire.
The Titchfield History Society was set up to preserve, record and document the history of the ancient village of Titchfield in Hampshire. The village has a rich and diverse history, beginning with early Romano British settlement, through Saxon times with the building of the fine Church of St Peter’s. The 13th Century saw the establishment of the Premonstratensian Abbey in 1232. Upon the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th Century, the Abbey was converted into Place House, and became the country residence of the Wriothesley family, granted through their close relationship with Henry VIII. The Abbey and Place House have strong Royal connections, hosting a Royal Wedding and many Royal visits. In particular, King Charles I spent his last day of freedom at Place House. Close to the Abbey is the Great Barn, one of the finest long barns in England with associations to Henry V and his Agincourt campaign. Today the Great Barn has been transformed into a Shakespearian Theatre, thus maintaining the special link between Village, Wriothesley family, and the Immortal Bard.
The Society meets monthly from September through to May on every 3rd Tuesday beginning at 7.30p.m. in the Titchfield Community Centre. During the summer months various events and outings are held. New members and visitors are very welcome. For all enquiries please refer to our contact link on this page.