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Studland, Dorset

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Studland, Dorset

Studland is a small village on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. It is famous for its beaches (named South Beach, Middle Beach and Knoll Beach) and nature reserve. In 2001 Studland had a population of 480, the lowest in 50 years. Many of the houses in the village have been bought up as holiday homes, second homes, or guest houses, and the village's population varies depending upon the season.
DistrictPurbeck
Post townSWANAGE
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSZ0382
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01929
 

Other names by which Studland, Dorset has been known in the past

Stollant

Studland, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Studland, par. and vil., Isle of Purbeck, Dorset - par., 4804 ac. land and 3010 water, pop. 607; vil., at S. extremity of Studland Bay, 5 miles E. of Corfe Castle; the bay is on the E. side of Isle of Purbeck, between Poole Harbour and Swanage Bay, is 2½ miles wide, and penetrates 1 mile; near the vil. is Studland House, seat.

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