Wythenshawe Hall listed on Historic England at risk register

DSC_0001_5Wythenshawe Hall, which was ravaged by a fire in March  has been added to the Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register for the North West.

The historic Tudor hall, built in the 1530s was added to the new list published today which provides a snapshot of buildings at risk of being lost to the nation.

The fire, in March, caused severe damage the roof and part of the original building.

But Manchester City Council has been working with the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall group to restore the Hall to its former glory, and the Tenants Hall was re-opened within months of the blaze.

Members of the Friends group have continued to hold open days and are raising cash to ensure the building rises from the ashes.They are working with the council to identify a sustainable long term use for the building after the restoration.

Police have charged a man with arson who will stand trial in January.

 

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