Fire investigators have issued a statement on the blaze which ripped through a historic and popular wedding venue.
Crews of firefighters from across Cheshire spent several days dealing with the incident at Tilstone, House, in Nantwich Road, Taporley, after being called shortly before 8.30pm on January 12.
The blaze caused extensive damage to the 19th century mansion and its roof, but firefighters were able to recover a large amount of furniture from the timber-framed building.
Now an investigation into the fire’s cause has revealed it was believed to have started because of an electrical fault.
A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters investigating a large fire at a 19th century mansion in Tilstone have confirmed the cause of the fire.
Shortly before 8.30pm on Sunday, January 12, firefighters were called to reports of a fire at Tilstone House on Nantwich Road, near Tarporley.
Firefighters from across Cheshire spent several days tackling the fire and an investigation has now confirmed the most probable cause was an electrical fault.
“The fire caused extensive damage to the building, although firefighters were able to recover a large amount of furniture from the building.
“Firefighters finally left the scene on Thursday, January 16, and the building was handed over to the owner.”
More than 10 crews were at the scene at the height of the fire, with water being pumped from the Shropshire Union Canal.