Berkyn Manor is a large abandoned home set on a working farm in a small village called Horton near Slough.
Originally owned by John Berkyn the home on the site has had many residents. It is believed that the creator of the poem Paradise Lost, John Milton rented a home on this very site in the 17th century.
The manor that still stands today was rebuilt by Edward Tyrrel around 1880.
Ernest Rayner was the last resident here until he passed away in 1987. It has been left abandoned ever since.
This manor is stunning, so much stuff left behind its unreal. A real time capsule. Photos, letters, furniture, books, well not just a few a whole library. The library is in my opinion the highlight of Berkyn Manor but there are many other great features to see here.
As I said in the title Berkyn Manor was also known as Bull Manor due to the security outside. A large highland bull who was not bothered by our presence at all.
Around the time of my first visit a lady got caught stealing a book and was arrested. The owner does not take kindly to unwanted visitors and even ended up on radio discussing about urban explorers entering his property in fact he probably used the term breaking in. Later in 2014 he added CCTV and alarms inside the abandoned manor to catch people inside. He posted images of someone inside on his Facebook page, again complaining of people breaking in. I doubt many have broken in here. There was windows wide open on both my visits. It is in a terrible state and no effort is being made to look after it. I believe it is actually well sealed now and not worth the hassle to pay it a visit.
Hopefully there may be plans to save it, however I think it will be knocked down with all its contents thrown in a skip.
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