Where is East Melbury?

East Melbury is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, two miles south-east of the town of Shaftesbury, 20 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, and 95 miles south-west of London. East Melbury lies just south-west of the Wiltshire border. East Melbury 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 East Melbury is Shaftesbury.

East Melbury on a map

Bounding box showing extent of East Melbury
Location of East Melbury within the UK

Which county is East Melbury in?

East Melbury 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 East Melbury in Dorset?

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

Location of East Melbury within Dorset

What is the postcode for East Melbury?

The nearest postcode to the centre of East Melbury is SP7 0DS.

Where is East Melbury in SP7?

East Melbury is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SP7 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SP7 postcode district.

Location of East Melbury within SP7

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What is the post town for East Melbury?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of East Melbury?

The centre of East Melbury is located at position 50.98165° latitude and -2.15958° longitude.

Latitude50.98165°
Longitude-2.15958°

What is the easting and northing of East Melbury?

The centre of East Melbury is located at the grid reference easting 388894 and northing 120262 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting388894
Northing120262

What are the nearest towns to East Melbury?

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

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East Melbury is 2 miles south-east of Shaftesbury
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East Melbury is 6 miles south-east of Gillingham
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East Melbury is 7 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
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East Melbury is 9 miles north of Blandford Forum
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East Melbury is 9 miles south-east of Mere
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East Melbury is 10 miles east of Stalbridge
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East Melbury is 12 miles south-east of Wincanton
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East Melbury is 14 miles north-west of Verwood
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East Melbury is 15 miles south-west of Wilton
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East Melbury is 15 miles north-west of Wimborne Minster

What are the nearest cities to East Melbury?

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

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East Melbury is 17 miles west of Salisbury
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East Melbury is 26 miles south-east of Wells
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East Melbury is 29 miles south of Bath
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East Melbury is 33 miles west of Southampton
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East Melbury is 37 miles west of Winchester
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East Melbury is 38 miles south-east of Bristol
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East Melbury is 48 miles west of Portsmouth
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East Melbury is 55 miles south-east of Casnewydd
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East Melbury is 56 miles south-east of Cardiff
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East Melbury is 61 miles south of Gloucester