A Bridgerton mansion’s stable block that was consumed by fire can be rebuilt, a council has ruled.

The blaze, which broke out on July 27, 2022, gutted the Grade II* listed stable block at Wrotham Park, near Potters Bar and Barnet.

Hertsmere Borough Council has granted consent for the Byng family to replace their burnt-out stable block with a “like-for-like” replacement.

The Hertfordshire stately home doubles up as Aubrey Hall in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton.

It was also a filming location for Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Kingsman: The Secret Service with Taron Egerton and Colin Firth.

In a planning application submitted earlier this year, Wrotham Park planners wrote: “This planning application relates to the shell and core of the Gardner’s Office, Gardner’s Store, the east and west stable blocks, the vehicle store and the roof of the Dairy Cottage.

Wrotham Parks west stable block and gardners store following the fire.

Wrotham Park's west stable block and gardner's store following the fire.

“Given the current state of the fire-damaged structures, it is a matter of urgency that the proposals to reinstate the destroyed roof and repair the damaged structure be submitted for approval first.”

It adds: “Wrotham Park was originally built in 1754 for Admiral John Byng, designed by Isaac Ware, and is considered to be his best work.

“It continues to be the home of the Byng family.

The stable block, gutted after a fire in July 2022.

The stable block, gutted after a fire in July 2022.

“The stable yard in question dates from the early 19th century, and heavily altered in the 1850s when they were joined to the main mansion through the construction of the low service court.

“This forms the present-day Laundry Cottage and Dairy Cottage from the old laundry and dairy respectively.”

The application notes that the 2022 fire was not the first at Wrotham Park.

The mansion was severely damaged in 1883 and the main building was rebuilt.

“In July 2022, a fire broke out in the stable block, which spread to the laundry cottage,” the application continues.

“The roofs of the stables, gardner’s store, vehicle store and Laundry Cottage were destroyed, along with most of the interior, leaving only the masonry walls.”

Wrotham Parks east stable block after the blaze, showing the remains of the brick horse stalls.

Wrotham Park's east stable block after the blaze, showing the remains of the brick horse stalls.

As part of the application process, Historic England told Hertsmere Borough Council it is “very supportive of the proposals to repair the building following fire damage”.

Its officers wrote: “We share a desire to get this building back to a condition where it can be used again.”

A clock was damaged beyond repair in the Wrotham Park stable yard blaze.

A clock was damaged "beyond repair" in the Wrotham Park stable yard blaze.

According to its Historic England listing, Wrotham Park’s gardens were laid out by Samuel Lapidge in 1765, with advice from Capability Brown.

The planning authority granted building consent in summer 2023.