Where is Compton Abbas?

Compton Abbas is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, three miles south of the town of Shaftesbury, 19 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 56 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 97 miles south-west of London. Compton Abbas lies two miles south-west of the Wiltshire border. Compton Abbas falls within the district council of North Dorset, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the SP7 postcode district. The post town for Compton Abbas is Shaftesbury.

Compton Abbas on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Compton Abbas
Location of Compton Abbas within the UK

Which county is Compton Abbas in?

Compton Abbas is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Dorset, and the administrative county of Dorset.

Ceremonial CountyDorset
Historic CountyDorset
Administrative CountyDorset

Where is Compton Abbas in Dorset?

Compton Abbas is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Dorset, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Dorset.

Location of Compton Abbas within Dorset

What is the postcode for Compton Abbas?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Compton Abbas is SP7 0NQ.

Where is Compton Abbas in SP7?

Compton Abbas is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the SP7 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SP7 postcode district.

Location of Compton Abbas within SP7

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What is the post town for Compton Abbas?

The post town for Compton Abbas is Shaftesbury. Compton Abbas is in the SP7 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Shaftesbury.

What is the latitude and longitude of Compton Abbas?

The centre of Compton Abbas is located at position 50.96658° latitude and -2.18466° longitude.

Latitude50.96658°
Longitude-2.18466°

What is the easting and northing of Compton Abbas?

The centre of Compton Abbas is located at the grid reference easting 387129 and northing 118590 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting387129
Northing118590

What are the nearest towns to Compton Abbas?

Position of Compton Abbas relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Compton Abbas to the centre of the town.

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Compton Abbas is 3 miles south of Shaftesbury
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Compton Abbas is 6 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
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Compton Abbas is 6 miles south-east of Gillingham
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Compton Abbas is 8 miles north of Blandford Forum
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Compton Abbas is 8 miles east of Stalbridge
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Compton Abbas is 9 miles south-east of Mere
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Compton Abbas is 12 miles south-east of Wincanton
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Compton Abbas is 14 miles north-west of Wimborne Minster
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Compton Abbas is 15 miles east of Sherborne
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Compton Abbas is 15 miles north-west of Verwood

What are the nearest cities to Compton Abbas?

Position of Compton Abbas relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Compton Abbas to the centre of the city.

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Compton Abbas is 18 miles south-west of Salisbury
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Compton Abbas is 26 miles south-east of Wells
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Compton Abbas is 30 miles south of Bath
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Compton Abbas is 34 miles west of Southampton
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Compton Abbas is 38 miles south-east of Bristol
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Compton Abbas is 39 miles west of Winchester
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Compton Abbas is 49 miles west of Portsmouth
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Compton Abbas is 56 miles south-east of Newport
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Compton Abbas is 56 miles south-east of Cardiff
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Compton Abbas is 61 miles east of Exeter