EIGHT years after a major fire that caused severe damage, plans have been submitted to restore an abandoned but historic hall.

Daresbury Hall was devastated by a fire that tore through it back in 2016, but work is planned to bring it back to its former glory.

New proposals have been submitted to Halton Borough Council seeking to restore several aspects of the building to ‘conserve it for future generations’ and ‘bring it into long-term viable use’.

Documents say: “A fire that occurred in 2016 reduced the hall to a shell of a building, with nearly all of its interior lost.”

It has been noted that the proposals are for a ‘complete restoration and retention of the historic assets at Daresbury Hall’.

Plans propose a new courtyard to be developed, as well as the restoration of the main building, home farm and cottages.

The stable and coach house block would also be restored, according to the plans, alongside several demolitions and extensions taking place.

Many factors must be considered in the application, and it was concluded that the proposals have been ‘carefully considered to minimise harm’.

Daresbury Hall was built in 1759 for George Heron, and during the Second World War it became a military hospital for several years.

Plans have been drawn up to restore the historic Daresbury Hall after it was firedamaged. Picture: Rightmove

Plans have been drawn up to restore the historic Daresbury Hall after it was firedamaged. Picture: Rightmove

It was then bought by a charity and later became a residential home.

Earlier this year, drone pictures captured by Abandoned Urban Exploration Photography Cheshire showed the Grade II-listed building in a bad state of disrepair.

Back in July, it was reported that Daresbury Hall had been put on the market for £5million.

At the time of the fire back in 2016, a Halton Council spokesman said: “We are very saddened to hear about the fire which has destroyed much of the Grade II-listed Daresbury Hall.

“We have worked hard with the owner, his agents and Historic England to prepare a development scheme to restore the hall and secure the long-term protection of this heritage asset.

“Steps were also taken to prevent access to the estate and the building itself.

“However, realistically there is little that can be done to prevent determined and reckless acts of vandalism, as appears to have been the case here.

“The building has been on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register for a number of years.”