HISTORIC England is "very keen" to bring back a fire-hit disused 150-year-old Bradford district mill.

The Grade II* listed Dalton Mill has been pretty much vacant since it was gutted by a large blaze, which required more than 100 firefighters, in March 2022.

On Tuesday, police revealed they had charged two teenagers with arson in connection to the incident.

The two 17-year-olds will appear before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court next Monday (April 29).

The Victorian site's historic interior made it the perfect backdrop for shows like Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, The Great Train Robbery, and 2016 film The Limehouse Golem.

Historic England wants to make the mill a "sustainable and beneficial use for the wider community".

A spokesperson for the Government department said: "Dalton Mill in Keighley is a Grade II* listed mill which has been on the Heritage At Risk Register for a number of years.

"It is currently not in use, but as a hugely significant piece of Keighley’s heritage, we are very keen, as we know many local people are, to help Bradford Council find a way to bring the mill back into sustainable and beneficial use for the wider community.”