Chimney blaze at Studland hotel tackled by fire crews

Swanage and Wareham Fire crews were called out to the historic building and former home of the Bankes family, who used to own most of Studland in Dorset.

A chimney had caught fire at the premises, now known as the Pig on the Beach Hotel in Studland.

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Chimney Fire at Pig on the Beach in Studland
Swanage fire station

“The chimney was well alight”

Swanage Fire Station was called out at 9.47 am on Monday 21st March 2022 .

A crew from Wareham was also mobilised to ensure safety when tackling a fire up on the roof.

Swanage Fire Station reported:

“One pump from Swanage attended a fire at a premises in Studland. On arrival the chimney was well alight and an assistance message was sent.

“A pump from Wareham was mobilised and both crews extinguished the fire using a chimney kit and a hose reel on the roof.”

Chimney Fire at Pig on the Beach in Studland
Swanage fire station

Summer residence of the Bankes Family

The hotel was originally built in the late nineteenth century as a summer residence for the Bankes Family.

As landed gentry, the family owned buildings in Studland as well as Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacey near Wimborne in Dorset.

In 1981, the family estate was bequeathed to the National Trust, and in 2014, the historic building was taken over by the Pig Hotel Group.

The Pig on the Beach,
Jake Eastham
Chimney Fire at Pig on the Beach in Studland
Swanage fire station

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