Monument record 0055500000 - ST PETER'S CHAPEL, QUARRENDON

Summary

Remains of Medieval chapel of St Peter at Quarrendon, now ruined, recorded by topographic and historic building surveys.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1013416: DESERTED VILLAGES AND CIVIL WAR EARTHWORK
  • Planning Notification Area: Earthwork complex of Medieval deserted village, church and manor and Tudor mansion and gardens
  • SHINE: Quarrendon deserted medieval village, manor, Tudor garden earthworks and Weedon Hill Roman settlement

Map

Type and Period (1)

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

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).
Included in Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register in 2016. Condition category described as priority A: 'Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric, no solution agreed' (B20).
In 2017 condition category described as priority C: 'Slow decay; no solution agreed' (B21).
In 2018 condition category described as priority F: 'Repair scheme in progress ' (B22).
In 2019 described as priority E: 'Under repair or in fair to good repair' (B23).
3 pieces of worked stone photographed and described during site investigation. Limestone (ragstone) fragment measuring 220mm x 150mm x 150mm. The stone contained two ashlar faces and the remains of a hollow chamfer; Limestone (ragstone) block measuring over 200mm x 342mm x over 200mm. The stone was ashlar faced and was located in situ; Limestone (ragstone) block measuring 435mm x 240mm x 200mm. The stone has ashlar phases, and two plain chamfers (B24).

Sources (31)

  • ---SBC17794 Aerial Photograph: 25/07/48. CUC BV 89. SP\802157. Yes.
  • ---SBC17817 Aerial Photograph: 09/04/49. CUC CA 81-83. SP\801158. Yes.
  • ---SBC17846 Aerial Photograph: 06/09/80. CUC CNH 40. SP\801159. Yes.
  • ---SBC18422 Aerial Photograph: 06/02/85. NMR SP7915/10/154. SP\799157. Yes.
  • ---SBC24871 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2012. Oblique colour aerial photo taken on 25th February 2012. SP80411578. Yes.
  • ---SBC24872 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2012. Oblique colour aerial photo taken on 25th February 2012. SP80561577. Yes.
  • ---SBC24873 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2012. Oblique colour aerial photo taken on 25th February 2012. SP80091575. Yes.
  • <1>SBC8039 Bibliographic reference: LYSONS D & S 1813 MAGNA BRITANNICA 1 PP623-624.
  • <2>SBC5605 Bibliographic reference: GENTLEMEN'S MAGAZINE 1817 PT 1 P504; PT 2 PP105-8, 115,489; 1818 PT 1 PP116-120.
  • <3>SBC7639 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 2 PP406-409.
  • <4>SBC13281 Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 1855 1 PP149-150; 1857 2 PP22-27; 19 04 9 PP173-174; 1912 10 PP181-182.
  • <5>SBC14715 Bibliographic reference: SMYTH W H 1864 ADDENDA TO AEDES HARTWELLIANAE PP12 7-136.
  • <6>SBC12693 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P273.
  • <7>SBC16034 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 PP100-102.
  • <8>SBC1119 Bibliographic reference: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER,1932.
  • <9>SBC2828 Bibliographic reference: 1936. CHAMBERS E K 1936 SIR HENRY LEE PP301-308.
  • <10>SBC1641 Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD M W 1953 NOTES ON BUCKS DMV'S (IN CAS FI LE 0000).
  • <11>SBC1635 Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD M W & ST JOSEPH J K 1958 MEDIEVAL ENGLAN D,AN AERIAL SURVEY PP57-59,116-117.
  • <12>SBC13997 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1990. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <13>SBC15 Serial: (SEE NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS ETC FILED; ALSO CORRESPONDENCE RE PIECES OF CARVED STONE FROM CHURCH IN CAS.
  • <14>SBC5773 Bibliographic reference: GOWING C N,FEB 1977.
  • <15>SBC10941 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP81 NW6,FILED.
  • <16>SBC13165 Bibliographic reference: RCHM(E), 1989-1990 (COPY OF SURVEY IN CAS FILE 040 7).
  • <17>SBC11561 Bibliographic reference: PARKHOUSE J (BCM) FEBRUARY 1996 SITE VISIT (PHOTOS, FILED).
  • <18>SBC19329 Article in serial: Paul Everson. 2001. Peasants, Peers and Graziers: The Landscape of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, interpreted.
  • <19>SBC23571 Unpublished document: Jacobs Engineering. 2009. St Peters Church, Quarrendon Leas: Historic Building Recording Report.
  • <20>SBC24775 Digital archive: Historic England. 2016. Heritage at Risk Register 2016. p5.
  • <21>SBC24932 Digital archive: Historic England. 2017. Heritage at Risk Register 2017.
  • <22>SBC25083 Digital archive: Historic England. 2018. Heritage at Risk Register 2018.
  • <23>SBC25245 Digital archive: Historic England. 2019. Heritage at Risk Register 2019. p130.
  • <24>SBC25357 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2018. Quarrendon Chapel, worked Stone.

Location

Grid reference SP 80100 15900 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish QUARRENDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

Related Events/Activities (5)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14147)
  • Event - Survey: Detailed earthwork survey (EBC15854)
  • Event - Survey: Historic building recording (EBC17258)
  • Event - Survey: Onsite investigation (EBC18243)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic survey (EBC17257)

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 2:27PM

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