Wrotham Park up in flames: Outbuilding at Hertfordshire country house is set ablaze as dozens of firefighters rush to save it
- Eight fire engines were called to the historic country house in Hertts at 3.35pm
- Footage shows flames and smoke billowing from outbuilding next to mansion
- Around 40 firefighters from Hertfordshire and London are in attendance
An outbuilding at the Wrotham Park Estate has erupted into flames as dozens of firefighters rushing to save it.
Eight fire engines were called to the historic country house in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, at around 3.35pm and remain on scene this evening.
Footage from above the mansion show huge flames and smoke billowing from an area close to the main house.
A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘Eight fire engines are in attendance to a fire at an outbuilding at the Wrotham Park Estate.
‘The fire started at 3.35pm. Firefighters remain on scene. The outbuilding is still ablaze but is now under control.’
Simon Tuhill, assistant chief fire officer, added: ‘We have currently got 8 pumps and around 40 firefighters in attendance at a fire on the Wrotham Park Estate near Potters Bar.
‘Colleagues from the London Fire Brigade are also supporting.’
Footage from above the mansion show huge flames and smoke billowing from an outbuilding next to the estate’s main house
Huge flames have erupted inside an outbuilding in close proximity to the historic site in Hertfordshire
Around eight fire engines and 40 firefighters have been in attendance at the blaze since 3.35pm
Firefighters are seen tackling the blaze at the Wrotham Park Estate in Hertfordshire this afternoon
Large billows of smoke were seen rising from the historic building, which is regularly used as a filming location for popular Netflix series Bridgerton
Nestled in 17 acres of greenery, Wrotham Park, in Hertfordshire, serves as the Bridgerton family’s ancestral seat of Aubrey Hall in the popular Netflix series, where they host a country soiree for London’s society.
The stately home’s exteriors and gardens feature heavily in the second series, much of which takes place outside as it was filmed when Covid restrictions were in place.
The neo-Palladian mansion was designed and built by English architect Isaac Ware in 1754 for Admiral John Byng – an MP who served as a captain in the navy.
Wrotham partially burnt down in a fire in 1883, but nothing of note was destroyed and the interiors were restored using a more modern Victorian building technique.
The home – which has been used as a filming location more than 60 times – is recognisable thanks to its grand deck overlooking the gardens.
It’s also held very high-profile celebrations, including the wedding reception of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece to Marie-Chantal Miller in 1995 as well as the 2006 wedding to Cheryl and Ashley Cole.