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Hinemihi marae survives fierce fire

The historic meeting house Hinemihi has survived a fierce fire that has gutted the stately Clandon Park mansion in Surrey, England.

This amateur video was taken from behind the left bargeboard of Hinemihi who faces the rear of Clandon House, a national treasure that housed a collection of 18th century artefacts, a grand marble hall and the Surrey Regiment Museum.

Although some treasures were saved, many were consumed by the flames.

For 123 years, Hinemihi has stood alongside Clandon House, a large estate of the Onslow family since the 1600's. The Fourth Earl of Onslow, William Hillier Onslow, was responsible for taking Hinemihi back to Clandon Park at the end of his post as Governor of New Zealand in 1892.