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DREADFUL FI Ii C AT U'YlVAKD 1'Wiiv THE SEA r or LORD LONDONDERRY. -8 Newcastle upon Tyne. Feb. 20 I regret to have to report to you that intelligence was received here this day, that a most destruc- tive fire broke out last night at the princely man- | «ion of t le Marquess ot Londonderry, at Wynyard Park, near Stockton. With the details we are at present wholly unacquainted, though rumour says I he loss wi'.l tie tittle sh >rt of ^100,(100. I venture to think, however,theemay be some exaggeration [ in go lartje an amount. The property is said to be very ilifvlttly, if kit all, covered hy insurance. An over heated title is reported to have been the cause of this sad calamily.-Slandard. (PUnrtlEH PAIITICULAIIS.) From the particulars received at the insurance offices iu LOlllton, it appears thttthehre broke out at a few minutes before 1*2 o'clock, at which time the inmates, consisting of six persons (:he Marquess and Marchioness being at present iu Italy), were asleep. The first person to gi e the alarm was one of his lordship's gamekeepers, who left the man-ion at about a quarter before 10 o'clock for the purpose of ascertaining whether the watchers were at their lutv in the park and preserves. At tin; time of his quitting the place there was no appearance of fire, and all seemed ill, safety. Shortly before the hour above mentioned lie a great light iu the conservatory, which adjoins the chapel and. sus- pecting that the place waS on fire, he discharged his fowling piece to alarm the watchers, and then hast- ened to tlw mallsioll, when immediately after a large -body of flames burst, forth into the horizon. Happil y tlie inmates all escaped with out injury, and it some considerable time before the mansion caught. oil assembling together commenced removing the plate and other valuables from the iransion, and in about a quarter of all hour assist- ance arrived By that time, the flamt-s had reached the chapel, and soon afterwards the mansion caught. 1'lie intelligence was without delay forwarded by expresses to Stockton, Durham, and tieighbourimr towns, and numerous engines were despatched to the tire By the period they readied the spot the greater portion of the splendid building was in a blaze, and in one hour after its destruction was complete The couflaga'i u raged with great violence for hours after, and vvas seen at many miles distance. There is every reason to believe that the fire originated iu the Hues in the conservatory being overheated. At present it is impossible to ascertain the precise fact. An account has been received, which states that it originated in tho chapel, which was undergoing repair, and it was suspected that the workmen had left a caiid.e burning ill the huildill. The only part of the establishment saved is tiie kitchen and out houses but these sustained much damage The loss is supposed to be at least £ 30,000.

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