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Uphill Manor could take three years to restore after fire

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 August 2016

The fire at Uphill Manor.

The fire at Uphill Manor.

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The devastated owners of Uphill Manor, which went up in flames last week, say it could take three years to restore it to its former glory.

The fire at Uphill Manor. The fire at Uphill Manor.

The historic building in Uphill Road South lost some of its roofs, floors and staircases in the blaze as firefighters used 60,000 litres of water to bring the fire under control last week.

The manor is both a family home to Craig and Tina Kennedy, and their bed and breakfast business.

Mr Kennedy told the Mercury: “We will do our best to restore it and get it back running as a business as soon as we can.

“What hasn’t been gutted is utterly damaged by smoke and water.

The fire at Uphill Manor. The fire at Uphill Manor.

“Several roofs have gone, several floors have gone. There is nothing left in there that’s useable.”

Mr Kennedy said it could take as long as three years to return the building to the way it was before the fire.

But the family is committed to carrying out the work.

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