Surrey

Woking Palace fire started by arsonist

Woking Palace
Image caption Woking Palace is a Scheduled Ancient Monument

An arsonist has set fire to Woking Palace in Surrey.

The firestarter set the blaze in the main doorway, before leaving the scene, at about 10:00 BST on Thursday.

The palace was originally owned by Henry VII's mother, Margaret Beaufort, and improved and expanded by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

The palace is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Last year it was attacked twice by arsonists.

Police urged anyone with information to contact them.

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