Grade II-listed Wembley cottage damaged in fire survived being hit by a runaway bus 40 years ago
PUBLISHED: 12:42 04 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:02 04 November 2013
A cottage in Wembley which was severely damaged by a fire on Saturday evening survived being hit by a runaway bus 40 year ago.
The roof of Old Park Lodge in Wembley Hill Road, has been destroyed and the building damaged by the blaze which ripped through the building at around 7pm.
A man in his 20s suffered burns while escaping the blaze before fire crews arrived on the scene.
He is in a serious condition in hospital.
The detached property, which dates back to the 1800s, was damaged in 1973 after a runaway bus crashed in to the Grade II-listed building.
According to the Wembley History Society the property’s first owner was a wealthy brandy merchant, and Freeman of the City of London, who spent £14,000 on renovating the building and its grounds between 1811 and 1814.
It is currently up for sale with a guide price of £500,000.
The cause of the blaze is under investigated.
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