Wythenshawe Hall: Photos reveal damage to fire-hit Tudor mansion
Internal photographs have revealed the extent of the damage to a 16th Century hall in Manchester severely damaged in a suspected arson attack.
The roof and upper floor of the Tudor-era Wythenshawe Hall was badly damaged in a blaze on 15 March that was tackled by 50 firefighters.
Jeremy Taylor, 26, of Wythenshawe, has been charged with arson.
Manchester City Council has released photographs showing shattered stained glass windows and blackened beams.
The authority said "crucial archaeological work" is taking place at the timber-framed mansion, which was built in 1540.
It was home to the Tatton family for about 400 years.
History of Wythenshawe Hall
- Wythenshawe Hall was built around 1540 by Robert Tatton of Chester
- The timber-built hall is now owned by Manchester City Council
- The hall and the surrounding 250 acres of park land were given to the city by Lord and Lady Simon in 1926
- It was an art gallery and museum until its closure in 2010
- The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall volunteer group was established in 2012 and the building is now open to visitors again
- It is a Grade II listed building
Source: Friends of Wythenshawe Hall