MORE than 50 firefighters tackled a fire which broke out at a farmhouse in Whitchurch.

The flames damaged the ground floor, first floor and roof of the historic Bere Mill in London Road.

The Saxon building, which was previously used to supply the Bank of England, was badly damaged, with the flames spreading through the farmhouse and mill. 

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service sent 12 fire engines to the incident which took place at around 10.10pm last night (February 7).

Crews from Whitchurch, Overton, Andover, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene of the badly damaged property.

Firefighters used a number of jets and foam appliances to extinguish the blaze.

Nobody was injured during the incident.