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Record details

BCC record ID:0055500000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Remains of Medieval chapel of St Peter at Quarrendon, now ruined, recorded by topographic and historic building surveys.
Grid Reference:SP 80100 15900
Parish:

QUARRENDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • CHAPEL (12th Century to 16th Century - 1100 AD to 1599 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Ancient Monument
  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Dimensions - Width 0012 Length 0019 m
Plan Form - SUBRECTANGULAR
IN BROWN WILLIS' TIME HAD NAVE, 40 X 20FT, CHANCEL, 21 X 13FT, 2 AISLES 40 X 9FT. DILAPIDATED BY 1817 (B3,B5).
IN 1854 S PORCH LEVELLED & S NAVE WALL FALLEN (B4).
REMAINING WALLS OF SQUARED STONE IN COURSES. BUILT C.1280; WINDOWS INSERTED IN C14 & C15. RUINOUS (B6).
WALLS NOW AT MAX HEIGHT OF 2.7M. MUCH COLLAPSE (B15).
PHOTOS (B17).
Interpretation of RCHME topographic survey (B18).
Detailed topographic and building recording surveys carried out in May and June 2009 by Jacobs Engineering, members of Bucks Archaeological Society's Historic Buildings Group and Northamptonshire Archaeology. The west wall of the nave is suggested to be the earliest surviving fabric, dating from the late 12th or early 13th century, with the north aisle possibly added later in the 12th century, and the chancel and south aisle added in the late 13th century. See report for detail (B19).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: 25/07/48. CUC BV 89. SP\802157. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 09/04/49. CUC CA 81-83. SP\801158. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 06/09/80. CUC CNH 40. SP\801159. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 06/02/85. NMR SP7915/10/154. SP\799157. Yes.
---Unpublished document: Jacobs Engineering. 2009. St Peters Church, Quarrendon Leas: Historic Building Recording Report.
<1>Bibliographic reference: LYSONS D & S 1813 MAGNA BRITANNICA 1 PP623-624.
<2>Bibliographic reference: GENTLEMEN'S MAGAZINE 1817 PT 1 P504; PT 2 PP105-8, 115,489; 1818 PT 1 PP116-120.
<3>Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 2 PP406-409.
<4>Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 1855 1 PP149-150; 1857 2 PP22-27; 19 04 9 PP173-174; 1912 10 PP181-182.
<5>Bibliographic reference: SMYTH W H 1864 ADDENDA TO AEDES HARTWELLIANAE PP12 7-136.
<6>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P273.
<7>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 PP100-102.
<8>Bibliographic reference: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER,1932.
<9>Bibliographic reference: CHAMBERS E K 1936 SIR HENRY LEE PP301-308.
<10>Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD M W 1953 NOTES ON BUCKS DMV'S (IN CAS FI LE 0000).
<11>Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD M W & ST JOSEPH J K 1958 MEDIEVAL ENGLAN D,AN AERIAL SURVEY PP57-59,116-117.
<12>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUME NTS/HBMC JAN 1990.
<13>Serial: (SEE NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS ETC FILED; ALSO CORRESPOND ENCE RE PIECES OF CARVED STONE FROM CHURCH IN CAS.
<14>Bibliographic reference: GOWING C N,FEB 1977.
<15>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP81 NW6,FILED.
<16>Bibliographic reference: RCHM(E), 1989-1990 (COPY OF SURVEY IN CAS FILE 040 7).
<17>Bibliographic reference: PARKHOUSE J (BCM) FEBRUARY 1996 SITE VISIT (PHOTOS, FILED).
<18>Article in serial: Paul Everson. 2001. Peasants, Peers and Graziers: The Landscape of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, interpreted.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC14147:
  • EBC15854: Detailed earthwork survey
  • EBC17257: Topographic survey
  • EBC17258: Historic building recording

Related monuments

Images

The remains of St Peter's chapel, Quarrendon  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRuins of St Peter's chapel at Quarrendon  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilEngraved view of St. Peters in 1815, from SE.  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilEngraved internal view of St. Peters in 1815  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilGeneral view showing last remains of St. Peter's  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilView, looking NW,  of nave arcades and inner west end of St. Peter's  © Buckinghamshire County MuseumGeneral view, showing last remains of St.Peter's church  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRuins of St Peter's chapel at Quarrendon  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council