Ruins of St Peter's church, Quarrendon - Aylesbury Vale

Remains of church of C12 origins to the now deserted village of Quarrendon, on the outskirts of Aylesbury. The village declined from the C17 onwards when the local landowner lost all his lands, and by the beginning of the C19 furnishings had been stripped from the building. The church remained as a substantial ruin until the mid-C20, but today only small sections of the bases of the walls remain. The ruin, with the rest of the monument, has been acquired by a Trust. The work, funded by Historic England grant, to consolidate the ruins should be completed in 2018.

Ruins of St Peter's church, Quarrendon - Aylesbury Vale
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Deserted villages and Civil War earthwork
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1013416
  • Local Planning Authority: Aylesbury Vale
  • Site Type: Wide mix of uses


  • Building Name: Ruins of St Peter's church
  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • District / Borough: Aylesbury Vale
  • Parish: Quarrendon
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Aylesbury
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)