Where is Dorchester?

Dorchester is located in the county of Oxfordshire, South East England, three miles north-west of the town of Wallingford, eight miles south-east of the major city of Oxford, and 46 miles west of London. Dorchester lies seven miles north of the Berkshire border. Dorchester falls within the district council of South Oxfordshire, under the county council of Oxfordshire. It is in the OX10 postcode district. The post town for Dorchester is Wallingford.

Dorchester on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Dorchester
Location of Dorchester within the UK

Which county is Dorchester in?

Dorchester is in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, the historic county of Oxfordshire, and the administrative county of Oxfordshire.

Ceremonial CountyOxfordshire
Historic CountyOxfordshire
Administrative CountyOxfordshire

Where is Dorchester in Oxfordshire?

Dorchester is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Oxfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Oxfordshire.

Location of Dorchester within Oxfordshire

What is the postcode for Dorchester?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Dorchester is OX10 7HH.

Where is Dorchester in OX10?

Dorchester is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the OX10 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the OX10 postcode district.

Location of Dorchester within OX10

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What is the post town for Dorchester?

The post town for Dorchester is Wallingford. Dorchester is in the OX10 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Wallingford.

What is the latitude and longitude of Dorchester?

The centre of Dorchester is located at position 51.64412° latitude and -1.16577° longitude.

Latitude51.64412°
Longitude-1.16577°

What is the easting and northing of Dorchester?

The centre of Dorchester is located at the grid reference easting 457821 and northing 194254 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting457821
Northing194254

What are the nearest towns to Dorchester?

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

3m
Dorchester is 3 miles north-west of Wallingford
4m
Dorchester is 4 miles north-east of Didcot
5m
Dorchester is 5 miles east of Abingdon-on-Thames
7m
Dorchester is 7 miles west of Watlington
11m
Dorchester is 11 miles south-west of Thame
12m
Dorchester is 12 miles east of Wantage
13m
Dorchester is 13 miles south-east of Kidlington
13m
Dorchester is 13 miles north-west of Henley-on-Thames
15m
Dorchester is 15 miles west of Princes Risborough
16m
Dorchester is 16 miles north-west of Reading

What are the nearest cities to Dorchester?

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

8m
Dorchester is 8 miles south-east of Oxford
36m
Dorchester is 36 miles west of St Albans
41m
Dorchester is 41 miles north of Winchester
46m
Dorchester is 46 miles west of London
46m
Dorchester is 46 miles west of City of Westminster
47m
Dorchester is 47 miles west of City of London
48m
Dorchester is 48 miles north-east of Salisbury
49m
Dorchester is 49 miles east of Gloucester
52m
Dorchester is 52 miles north of Southampton
55m
Dorchester is 55 miles east of Bath