Dolmans House is a derelict Edwardian mansion in Shaw on the outskirts of Newbury. The mansion is pretty badly damaged by fire and is currently up for sale and redevelopment.
It is a large building and the inside is blackened by smoke particles. It is a very grand building and has some very ornate plaster-work, despite its fire damaged state. You can gain access to the building by climbing on through a window. This entrance only takes you round half of the building’s lower floor as the stairs have been burned away. If you go round the back, you see a door that goes into the building. You can’t miss the door as there is a burned out Skoda Fabia near it.
According to one of my information sources, Dolmans was owned by a man who owed people a lot of money. The man had wanted to sell Dolmans but could not find a buyer so he torched the house to claim on the insurance. The man was jailed for arson and quite rightly so. I am disgusted that he’d burn such a nice Edwardian mansion!
NOTE: DOLMANS HOUSE IS VERY DILAPIDATED AND SOME OF THE FLOORS ARE GONE AND THERE ARE HOLES IN THE FLOORS. PLEASE TAKE A TORCH IN THE WITH YOU IF YOU ARE VISITING AND HAVE A FRIEND AROUND TO MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GET INTO A MESSY SITUATION (IE HAVE AN ACCIDENT).