Fire-damaged Croxteth Hall to be restored

Artist's impression of the restored hall
Image caption The restoration is due to be completed by the summer

Part of a historic Liverpool building which was damaged by fire more than 60 years ago is to be renovated and brought back into use.

Much of the interior of Croxteth Hall's Queen Anne or south-west wing was destroyed by the blaze in 1952.

Plans have now been agreed with English Heritage to refurbish the 300-year-old building in its original style.

Two of the rooms are to be restored in a £400,000 programme and will be used for weddings and conferences.

'Wider audience'

The work will be funded by the Croxteth Estate Endowment Trust Fund.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "Croxteth Hall is one of Liverpool's biggest attractions and this restoration work will open it up to an even wider audience.

"It is not going to add anything to our budget as it is being paid for through an endowment fund set up for work such as this.

"We are ensuring one of Liverpool's historic buildings is going to be used to a much greater extent than it ever has been."

Work is expected to start in spring and be completed by the summer.

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