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Rgfx486

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Hi all.

We researched and decided to go to Ryton house on Sunday (2/02/2020)

Although this property was extremley run down and had suffered from fire damage it was still an extremley interesting place to visit as you will see from the photos both the stairs to the basement and the stairs that lead upstairs look very creepy and we didnt have the balls to go up or down, a main factor with this was we felt the building could collapse at any second.

Here's a bit of history.

The site, which had previously formed part of the Wolford and Halle Fields, was part of an Enclosure Award of just over 24 acres (c 10ha) which was made to the Wilcox family in 1760. This passed by inheritance to Abraham Awson, who in turn left the property to Stephen Freeman in 1798. Freeman (1774-1856) was a member of a long-established Coventry family of Unitarian tradesmen, and in 1806-7 built the present villa. The OS Surveyor's drawing (1813) shows the house set in smaller gardens than at present to the north, east and south sides, but Greenwood's Map of Warwickshire (1820) indicates that by that date the basic form of the surviving landscape had been achieved. Stephen Freeman's brother, William (1773-1849), was an amateur artist of local note (Fretton 1883), and may have been responsible for laying out the grounds at Ryton; he spent his latter years at Ryton House.

Following Stephen Freeman's death in 1856, the property was owned in turn by his nieces, Catherine (Mrs Charles Twamley d 1883) and Mary. Miss Mary Freeman died in 1895, leaving the estate to her nephew, Charles Browett. Browett, a Coventry solicitor, owned Ryton House until after the Second World War, when it became a Royal British Legion Club.
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siobhan.hobson

28DL Member
28DL Member
I have explored Ryton House twice, 2 years ago and 4 years ago.
4 years ago I explored fully and went upstairs (walking along the joists as I didn’t trust the floorboards, even though they were intact). I also went down into the cellar, which was fascinating and full of old bottles. When I returned 2 years later it just wasn’t safe as it had deteriorated further. I grew up in a nearby village and remember it being the RBL club when I was a child. It's so sad to see it in such a dreadful state!
 

MarkusCP87

North East and Proud
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Wow that place is fucked, however I do love the complete takeover of nature, good effort
 

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