Medmenham, St Peter and St Paul Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Aside from the chantry, the most notable features of Medmenham's church are the royal coat of arms to Queen Anne, set upon the north wall, and a small painted memorial to Anne Danvers, dated 1677. One more modern, and rather intriguing feature, is a stained glass window on the south wall of the chancel. This is a two-light window, with one panel depicting Kynegils, King of Wessex 611-643 AD, and the other depicting Birinus, who we mentioned earlier. He was the 1st Bishop of Dorchester and served from 635-650 AD. I won't say that these stained glass windows are unique, but I don't recall seeing any windows dedicated to these early Saxon figures in any other church.
When you visit the church, spare a glance for the Dog and Badger inn, located across the A4155. The inn was built in the 13th century, at the same time as the abbey. It was rebuilt in 1590 and remodelled once again by the Hell Fire Club in 1860.
About Medmenham, St Peter and St Paul Church
Address: A4155, Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, England, SL7 2HF
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the A4155 about 2 miles west of Marlow-on-Thames. Limited parking along Ferry Lane, beside the church.
Website: Medmenham, St Peter and St Paul Church
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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