Englands oldest hotel on the brink of collapse after twoday blaze

first_img‘England’s oldest hotel’ on the brink of collapse after two-day blaze Water supplies are low and the gas supply – which is suspected to have been fuelling the fire – has been turned off. Source: Devon&Somerset Fire/Twitter By Gráinne Ní Aodha Set in a 17th century coaching inn – said to be Britain’s oldest hotel – ABode Exeter has outstanding culinary credentials, offered alongside modern, luxury accommodation. @DSFireUpdates doing an amazing job tackling the #fire in #Exeter. pic.twitter.com/lZiSKviqrW— Alliance Pol Drones (@PoliceDrones) October 28, 2016 Read: Iceland election: Anti-establishment Pirate Party set to shake up political landscapeRead: 45 cannabis plants worth €36,000 seized in Cavan http://jrnl.ie/3053808 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article For those that don’t know what Exeter has lost, an image I took recently, the historic Royal Clarence Hotel #exeterfire @BBCNews @guardian pic.twitter.com/HoI6Mmep9U— Christian Schoter (@ChrisSchoter) October 29, 2016 Team Exeter Stable showing our appreciation to all the hard working firefighters in #Exeter today 🍕🍕 pic.twitter.com/Rd1cWJBLL4— The Stable (@_TheStable) October 28, 2016 Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 3:32 PM Source: D&C Police Drones/Twitter Due to our large fire in #Exeter’s historic Close @ExeterCathedral has just closed to visitors for the day. See their website for more info— Visit Exeter (@visitexeter) October 28, 2016 “The city has already responded in a positive way to challenging circumstances and will continue to do so.” Neighbouring retailer Ridgways Shoes announced today that they would be closed “until further notice” because of the “devastating fire that is currently still taking hold of the beautiful Royal Clarence Hotel, ABode Exeter”.The Exeter Cathedral, after which the square is named, announced that it would also be closed today.Council leader Pete Edwards released a statement yesterday saying:“I’d like to thank the emergency services for all their hard work [yesterday] morning in getting the fire contained. Their efforts, including the evacuation of the Clarence Hotel, has been remarkable.”center_img Oct 29th 2016, 3:32 PM On the hotel’s website, it gives the following description of the historic premises:“ABode Exeter stands proudly as it has done for 300 years on Exeter’s beautiful Cathedral Green at the heart of the city, with spectacular views of the Cathedral.” Source: The Stable/Twitter Short URL At present we are monitoring any movement in the Royal Clarence Hotel. If visiting #Exeter today, consider traffic travel arrangements. pic.twitter.com/H2HtrrDRvg— Devon&Somerset Fire (@DSFireUpdates) October 29, 2016 City Council Officers are helping those involved with any assistance that we can, including providing clothes. They have been doing a superb job since dawn [yesterday morning]. Source: Christian Schoter/Twitter 10 Comments Exeter City Council have been assisting guests who were staying at the hotel to find alternative accommodation and have warned people to stay away from the Cathedral Green area.Tours of the area were also cancelled yesterday as the emergency services tried to contain the blaze. 27,889 Views Source: Visit Exeter/Twitter The Royal Clarence Hotel, the oldest hotel in England has stood for 300 years and survived a pounding by German bombers during the Blitz in 1942. Source: Ben BirchallA MASSIVE FIRE in the south west of England has destroyed what is being called ‘England’s oldest hotel’ – collapsing all floors and leaving it as ‘nothing but a shell’.Firefighters are still trying to contain the damage caused by the blaze almost two days after the fire begun in Cathedral Green, Exeter, Devon.It is thought that a gas leak fuelled the fire which tore through the Royal Clarence Hotel – said to be standing for at least 300 years.Emergency services are monitoring the situation after initial ‘laser’ tests seem to indicate that the building is wobbling. Share185 Tweet Email last_img

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