Ryton House is an early 19th Century Grade II listed manor house. Situated just south east of the village of Ryton-on-Dunsmore. The property was originally built in 1806-7 and the landscaped gardens and lakes were in place by 1820. Since 1954 the building and site were owned by the Royal British Legion until its closure in 2006.
To me it looks like it had been used as a public house as we discovered lots of cellars, some with pipe lines still in when we mustered up the courage to check out the basement.
We decided against exploring upstairs as most of the wooden floor had fallen through.
Also beware, if you enter the main entrance and go left from the main hall entrance, the flooring turns to wood and had fallen through too, so if anybody goes, please be careful!
It was REALLY cool downstairs in the basement, and felt safe as it was a concrete floor above us, lots of little rooms extending off, where we found what looked like a barrel dump a room with pump lines in still.
This was a great place to start off with my small team, easy to access, not too dangerous, just dont go upstairs and be mindful of nails sticking out of wood, but that was about all, no real signs of drug abuse, no needles etc.
We probably spent 30-45 minutes here and that is probably all you'll need along with a torch for the basement (if you dare hehe!)