Monument record 0055700000 - QUARRENDON I, E OF CHURCH FM


Hollow-ways, house platforms and enclosure earthworks of a deserted medieval settlement recorded in field survey and on aerial photographs, also known from historical sources

Protected Status/Designation

  • 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


Type and Period (1)

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


Referred to as depopulated, 1636 (B1).
Turned into a sheep-farm, early C16 (B2).
Deserted village has a main street (hollow way) with a network of streets & irregular crofts radiating from a central pond. Extant earthworks are extensive: crofts are of various sizes & shapes. No steadings (B3-7).
Survey (B8).
Photos (B10).
Aps (B11-16).
Site visit 2000 photos (B17).
Resistivity survey in two areas defined anomalies in both areas that could be realted to both known earthworks and unmapped features (B20).

Sources (25)

  • ---SBC21044 Aerial Photograph: Mike Farley (BCM). 1998. 1998 Mike Farley oblique AP. SP80561578. 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.
  • ---SBC24874 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2012. Oblique colour aerial photo taken on 25th February 2012. SP80561577. Yes.
  • <1>SBC15833 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 P100.
  • <2>SBC2826 Bibliographic reference: CHAMBERS E K 1936 SIR HENRY LEE PP12-15 ETC.
  • <3>SBC1635 Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD M W & ST JOSEPH J K 1958 MEDIEVAL ENGLAN D,AN AERIAL SURVEY PP57-59,116-117.
  • <4>SBC1632 Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD M W & HURST J G 1971 DESERTED MEDIEVAL V ILLAGES PP64,184,307/BERESFORD M W 1953 NOTES ON .
  • <5>SBC5756 Bibliographic reference: GOWING C N & FARLEY M E SEPT 1973 FIELD VISIT.
  • <6>SBC13997 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1990. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <7>SBC10940 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP81 NW3, JULY 1968 (FILED)(SURVEY IN CAS FILE 0407).
  • <8>SBC13166 Graphic material: Royal Commision on Historical Monuments of England. 1990. Detailed topographic earthwork survey (COPY FILED).
  • <9>SBC4744 Verbal communication: FARLEY M (1997) PERS COMM.(ENTRY FORM 2307) FILED IN ENVELOPE FILE.
  • <10>SBC11559 Bibliographic reference: PARKHOUSE J (BCM) FEB 1996 SITE VISIT (PHOTOS, FILED AT CAS 0407).
  • <11>SBC18428 Aerial Photograph: 06/02/85. NMR SP8015/55/166-7. SP\806157. Yes.
  • <12>SBC17394 Aerial Photograph: 05/02/90. BCM A14/8/15,21,26. SP\805157. Yes.
  • <13>SBC17897 Aerial Photograph: 27/04/54. CUC NY 73. SP\806157. Yes.
  • <14>SBC17793 Aerial Photograph: 25/07/48. CUC BV 87. SP\806158. Yes.
  • <15>SBC17813 Aerial Photograph: 09/04/49. CUC CA 78-80. SP\805158. Yes.
  • <16>SBC18427 Aerial Photograph: 06/02/85. NMR SP8015/54/158-61. SP\805158. Yes.
  • <17>SBC19289 Photograph: Kidd S & Wise J. 2000. Quarrendon DMV SAM site visit 2000.
  • <18>SBC19329 Article in serial: Paul Everson. 2001. Peasants, Peers and Graziers: The Landscape of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, interpreted.
  • <19>SBC24011 Unpublished document: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. 2001. An Analysis of the Setting of Quarrendon Scheduled Ancient Monument (No.12004) in Relation to the Proposed Development at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury.
  • <20>SBC24094 Unpublished document: Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society. Resistivity Survey of two sections of the Deserted Medieval Settlements of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire.
  • <21>SBC25937 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 1999. Quarrendon: A Preliminary Study of its Archaeology and Management.


Grid reference Centred SP 8056 1580 (470m by 540m)
Civil Parish QUARRENDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14147)
  • Event - Survey: Detailed earthwork survey (EBC15854)
  • Event - Survey: Resistivity Survey (EBC17468)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit 2000 (EBC15811)

Record last edited

Feb 22 2023 1:09PM

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