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Report - Berkyn Manor - Berkshire - June 2018

Urbex_tom_

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
This is my first report so i'm sorry if there are any mistakes ;)

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
  • 1987 Nov 11 Ernest Rayner (former County Councilor) last resident of Berkyn Manor Died age 96
The house has been abandoned ever since and everything has been left the way it was.

This property was a very sad explore to me because it looks like a beautiful house that has just been left to decay and no care has been made to restore it.
It has been left for more than 30 years and time has really taken its toll on the place as a lot of the house is unreachable due to fallen floors and staircases. The house has not been vandalized except for the few robberies of the antiques left which. Ive been about 4 times and only recently discovered a new room that Is insanely to get to. The house is in a terrible state and is the most dangerous place Ive been to. The last owner left all his possessions when he passed away which makes the
place surreal. I hope that one day someone saves this building because every year or so another floor collapses and more antiques are destroyed.

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The main entrance hall and staircase.

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The green room.

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The piano room.

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The second green room.

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The kitchen.

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The staircase. - Sorta reminds me of the moving stairs in Harry Potter.

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The main hallway second floor. Not a good idea.

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The first bedroom.

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The moon landing TV room.

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The second bedroom. - oh wait, its gone.

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The library. - My personal favorite room.

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Chaise Lounge room. - This room was so hard to get to but it was worth it.

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The rest of the house still exists but the staircase on the second floor has collapsed meaning there is no way of reaching the other side of the house.

Hope you guys enjoyed the photos.
 
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host

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#2
Really nice report. So all the chat about tonnes of razor wire CCTV is bollox then. One I really want to get done can’t beleive I never did.
 

Urbex_tom_

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#3
Really nice report. So all the chat about tonnes of razor wire CCTV is bollox then. One I really want to get done can’t beleive I never did.
There has never been cctv at place but there Is a lot of razor wire but there are still ways in. Definetely one to put on your list
 

dweeb

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Staff member
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#5
I don't agree with the situation one bit. If they didn't have the means to keep it looked after it should have been rented or sold. He made a huge fuss that someone stole a book when he had his bit on the radio, yet he has left the whole library to rot.
It's past saving now in my opinion, waste of an amazing building with an amazing contents...
 

Urbex_tom_

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
I don't agree with the situation one bit. If they didn't have the means to keep it looked after it should have been rented or sold. He made a huge fuss that someone stole a book when he had his bit on the radio, yet he has left the whole library to rot.
It's past saving now in my opinion, waste of an amazing building with an amazing contents...
couldnt have said it better myself
 

Urbex_tom_

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#10
I visited a good couple of months ago, seems you got into some rooms we couldn't :/ (very jealous) what's your secret :)
I had to risk my life to get to the chaise lounge room by climbing over some doors that formed a bridge over the collapsed second floor hallway. It was worth it but dam was i scared. :)
 

Rollasix

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#11
I had to risk my life to get to the chaise lounge room by climbing over some doors that formed a bridge over the collapsed second floor hallway. It was worth it but dam was i scared. :)
Good on you, sadly only one of our crew made it up there. Wish we had brought a ladder :p
 

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