Medmenham Abbey


Medmenham Abbey is on the bank of The River Thames, on the possible site of the Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary. The Grade II Listed Building includes alterations made in 1755 by Sir Francis Dashwood, of Hellfire Club fame. Associations to this infamous club is further evidenced by the stone engraving above the front door which reads: ‘Fay ce que voudras’.

Over the course of a ten-year period, works coordinated by Danks Badnell Architects have included:

  • Design and coordination of the flood defence scheme
  • Relocation of the front entrance drive
  • The river-facing ‘cloister’ addition
  • Courtyard fountain
  • Replacement of internal wiring infrastructure
  • General repair

Contractors: Nigel Croxford Builders and Hazell and Jeffries

Completed: 2021