Building record 0084600000 - IVER, ST. PETER'S CHURCH
- Listed Building (I) 1332743: CHURCH OF ST PETER
Type and Period (1)
- PARISH CHURCH (Restored 1848, 11th Century to 15th Century - 1000 AD to 1499 AD)
Grade I. C11/C15, restored 1848; north vestry added 1896-8. C12 font; C13 sedilia and piscina. RCHM I, pp219-221; VCH III, pp291-293 (B13).
BUILT OF FLINT WITH SOME PUDDINGSTONE. E ANGLES OF NAVE HAVE QUOINS OF ROMAN BRICK, & THESE & N WALL WITH PART OF WINDOW, ARE SAXON. W TOWER & N AISLE C12 & IN C13 ALTERATIONS INCLUDED REBUILDING OF CHANCEL & TOWER AND ADDITION OF S AISLE (B1-12).
During the church's quinquennial inspection, insect infestation was noted and required the removal of pews and flooring in the northern half fo the nave permitting a view of the sub floor levels. It was noted that the Norman arches were inserted into the Saxon wall, and the original Saxon foundations were seen to consist of flint rubble with plentiful orangey mortar with flint gravel (B14).
Upper 2 courses of exterior west wall of a brick burial vault exposed in test pit during watching brief carried out by Oxford Archaeology in October 2001. The brickwork was bonded with a coarse white mortar and roughly finished. No other features were recorded (B15).
Watching brief carried out by Oxford Archaeology in May 2005 and January 2006 during 0.35m ground reduction for extension on north side of church, identified the brick 'vault' to be base of piers supporting former oil tank. The foundation trench for the C12 north aisle, late C19 NE buttress and the construction cut for the late C19 basement boiler room were recorded. An E-W aligned grave cut 2m long and 0.6m wide was also observed but not excavated. Fabric recording of the north aisle east wall was carried out during intertion of a new doorway. The wall was 0.9m thick, of flint with a coarse lime mortar. See report for detail (B16).
- <1>SBC7906 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 4 PP520-529.
- <2>SBC14052 Article in serial: Vol 1. 1849. SCOTT G G 1849 LETTER, PUBLISHED IN RECS OF BUCKS 1 PP36-38.
- <3>SBC5445 Article in serial: E A Freeman. 1850. 'ANGLO SAXON REMAINS AT IVER CHURCH', IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 7 PP147-156. Vol 7.
- <4>SBC15726 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 PP291-293. pp291-293.
- <5>SBC12802 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP219-221. pp219-221.
- <6>SBC1945 Bibliographic reference: G Baldwin Brown. 1925. ARTS IN EARLY ENGLAND: ANGLO- SAXON ARCHITECTURE 2 PP460-461 & FIG 207. pp460-461; Fig 207.
- <7>SBC11706 Bibliographic reference: Nikolaus Pevsner. 1960. Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. pp176-177.
- <8>SBC6866 Article in serial: E M Jope. 1964. 'SAXON BUILDING-STONE INDUSTRY', IN MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY 8 P109. Vol 8. p109.
- <9>SBC15029 Bibliographic reference: H M and J Taylor. 1965. ANGLO-SAXON ARCHITECTURE, VOL 1 PP335-337. pp335-337.
- <10>SBC4695 Unpublished document: J G Evans. 1970. NOTES MADE FOLLOWING FIELD VISIT ON 13 JAN 1970.
- <11>SBC7134 Unpublished document: R G Knight. ANGLO-SAXON CHURCHES OF CENTRAL & SOUTH BUCKS (TYPESCRIPT THESIS).
- <12>SBC10416 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1960. OS 1960 SIX INCH MAP. 1:10,560.
- <13>SBC4001 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: DISTRICT OF SOUTH BUCKS. p180.
- <14>SBC20117 Unpublished document: Mike Farley. 1986. Archive relating to watching brief carried out during the replacement of floors in St Peter's Church. Iver.
- <15>SBC20900 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2001. St Peter's Church, Iver: Archaeological Watching Brief.
- <16>SBC22713 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2006. St Peter's Church, Iver: Archaeological Watching Brief Report.
|Grid reference||TQ 03980 81170 (point) (Exact)|
|Civil Parish||IVER, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire|
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
Related Events/Activities (3)
- Event - Intervention: Watching brief (EBC16324)
- Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: IVPC 01) (EBC16422)
- Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: IVSPC 05) (EBC16735)
Record last edited
Feb 5 2021 6:06PM