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Serious fire destroys roof of Grade II listed home worth more than £1m

PUBLISHED: 16:17 05 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:23 05 August 2018

Wixoe Mill and Mill House, which has been damaged by fire Picture: GOOGLE

Wixoe Mill and Mill House, which has been damaged by fire Picture: GOOGLE

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An 18th century Grade II listed building in the Stour Valley has been badly damaged in a serious house fire.

Firefighters were called to a large blaze in Wixoe, near Haverhill, just before 7pm yesterday.

As reported yesterday, crews from Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire were called to tackle the blaze, which had completely engulfed the roof of the timber framed building.

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Today, it has been confirmed that the building involved in the fire was the Grade II listed Mill House.

The house is part of a collection of buildings connected to Wixoe Mill.

According to a Country Life article in 2010, the property also includes a two-bed cottage, situated in four acre grounds.

At the time, it was on the market with a guide price of £1,225,000.

Crews spent more than four hours tackling the fire, using an aerial appliance and water from a nearby source to assist

“This is likely to be a protracted incident with the crews there for some hours,” a fire service spokesman said last night.

One crew remained on the scene overnight to check for hotspots.

The cause for the fire is under investigation.

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