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Report - Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - Dec 2012

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Secretdoor, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Secretdoor

    Secretdoor 28DL Member
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    This is my first post so it seemed only appropriate to post one of my first explores. Although these are over two years old (sorry for the TARDIS moment) I hear that the place is still up a rotting.

    I have also heard and read lots of horror stories about the security in this place... Im not sure if its luck or that two years ago the owner didn't give much of a fuck about it but I entered a couple of times and I never had ugly encounters... Got caught twice by farmers but, as I was coming out anyway, I accepted their invitation to leave before they call the old bill...

    I love this place specially because it is a paradise for the 50mm lovers like me! I love the details it has everywhere (you have enough room shots in other posts :p:), you can capture pretty unique shots! I would recommend to avoid staging (even more) the place, it is starting to look a bit odd with so many set pictures... Having said that the stairway flag was put by my friend to make our shots... revolutionary (we were young what can I say...).

    Its a great place to go even without a camera and spend the night playing cards in the library.

    My advise? Go. Quick. Now. Next week is too late.

    Here is some history, sorry if I repeat from other posts:

    1458 John Berkyn died
    1560 Nov 24th Will of Thomas Bulstrode left a (Berkyn) Manor to 2nd son Thomas
    1588 Rayners had bought Colnbrook Farm during the reign of Elizabeth I and that they had previously owned a farm down the lane.
    1626 34 people die of plague in Horton
    1632-1638 John Milton lived with his father John & brother Christopher in Horton (future Berkyn Manor) house rented from Earl of BridgeWater , Sir John Egerton
    1637 Apr 03 Milton's Mother Sara wife of John is buried in St Michaels
    1640? Milton family home broken up after his 2 year trip to Continent, but Milton returned to Horton several times after trip (where he met Gallileo)
    1647 John Milton's father dies
    1659 William Rayner born (First Certain Ancestor)
    1665 John Milton moves to Chalfont St Giles
    1840 Mr. Thomas Woodward Resident of Berkyn Manor before the Cooke Family dies in his 90's
    1848 Edward Tyrrell buys Berkyn Manor from the trustees of Mr. John Cooke
    1848 Edward (Remembrancer of the City of London) & Frances Tyrrell move to Berkyn Manor from Tunbridge Wells
    1848 Edward Tyrrell born 1791/2 from 1851 Census (age 59 in census), Esq., rebuilds Berkyn Manor , Frances (nee Lingham) Tyrrell age 49 in 1851 census (12 servants) Avery is 7 in 1848
    1870 Captain Avery Tyrrell (Master of the Worshipful Company of Upholders)
    1872 Nov 21 Avery Tyrrell married Annetta Chartry de la Fosse Toker
    1879 Jan 17 Annetta Chatry de la Fosse, first wife of Avery Tyrrell dies age 38 (cross in St Michaels)
    1880 St Michaels church organ of 1880 cost £305. The pointed tops to the pipes and the stencilled decoration are unusual; they were made at the insistance of Avery Tyrrel of Berkyn Manor who defrayed the cost
    1881 05 Jun Edward Tyrrell dies his son Avery (Widower) inherits
    1881 Date on rear of Berkyn Manor
    1884 Dairy at Berkyn Manor built marked in bricks AV1884 Avery Tyrrell
    1885 Jul 14 Avery Tyrrell marries Sarah Edith Davids at Paddington
    1886 Stables at Berkyn Manor built Avery Tyrrell (boar's head with peacock feathers coat of arms)
    1909 Apr 28 Last Tyrrell Dies (Avery Tyrrell) in Berkyn Manor Left £73,331.3s.2d
    1944 Sarah Edith Tyrrell widow of Avery Tyrrell dies Virginia Waters
    1945 Apr -- Rayners buy Berkyn Manor from Shore family
    1945 Ernest Rayner moves into Berkyn Manor as farmer

    Here you go! Hope you'll enjoy!

    Bedroom... once upon a time.

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    Swimming mid air

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    Books and Books!

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    Broken

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    Stairway to hell

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    Ready for supper

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    It should be a french flag...

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    Cigarette break

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    Welcome to Bull House, Cuppa anyone?

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    Thanks for watching...
     
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  2. The Kwan

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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Very nice man, Thanks for sharing it :thumb
     
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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Really enjoyed looking at these photos, great first report..Please share anymore explores you have
     
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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Great photos, I especially love that last shot!
     
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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Looks like it was a fine dwelling once upon a time. Looks great to wander about!
     
  6. Secretdoor

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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Ha! It's my favorite too! Thanks!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  8. Marsden1002

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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Good report.

    I remember ages ago someone talking on radio 2 or something about ue and the owner from this place came on and said it's a disgrace people can just walk in and not be arrested. Good to see he's doing a lot with the place!
     
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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Seems to be having a bit of a revival recently this place. Some good pics there.
     
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    Re: Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - 2012

    Some cool shots you've got there, also especially loving the last one :thumb
     
  11. ASOM

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    Nice, looks a little healthier than now. Why the hell does it link to Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America" every time someone types "once upon a time"???
     
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    Is this still standing? I've not seen any reports on this since 2013
     
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    still standing, but now surrounded by razor wire

    if you go upstairs, you may fall through the floor
     
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    Don't fancy that much. Thank you for your quick reply
     
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    A very good start, thanks for taking the time to put a decent thread together :)
     
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