Where is Gillingham?

Gillingham is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, four miles south of the town of Mere, 24 miles south of the major city of Bath, 50 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 99 miles west of London. Gillingham lies two miles south-west of the Wiltshire border. Gillingham falls within the district council of North Dorset, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the SP8 postcode district. The post town for Gillingham is Gillingham.

Gillingham on a map

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

Which county is Gillingham in?

Gillingham 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 Gillingham in Dorset?

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

Location of Gillingham within Dorset

What is the postcode for Gillingham?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Gillingham is SP8 4BP.

Where is Gillingham in SP8?

Gillingham is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SP8 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the SP8 postcode district.

Location of Gillingham within SP8

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What is the post town for Gillingham?

The post town for Gillingham is Gillingham. Gillingham is in the SP8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Gillingham.

What is the latitude and longitude of Gillingham?

The centre of Gillingham is located at position 51.03758° latitude and -2.27529° longitude.

Latitude51.03758°
Longitude-2.27529°

What is the easting and northing of Gillingham?

The centre of Gillingham is located at the grid reference easting 380794 and northing 126506 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting380794
Northing126506

What are the nearest towns to Gillingham?

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

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Gillingham is 4 miles south of Mere
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Gillingham is 4 miles north-west of Shaftesbury
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Gillingham is 6 miles east of Wincanton
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Gillingham is 7 miles north-east of Stalbridge
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Gillingham is 8 miles north of Sturminster Newton
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Gillingham is 9 miles south-east of Bruton
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Gillingham is 11 miles east of Castle Cary
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Gillingham is 12 miles north-east of Sherborne
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Gillingham is 12 miles south of Warminster
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Gillingham is 13 miles north of Blandford Forum

What are the nearest cities to Gillingham?

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

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Gillingham is 20 miles south-east of Wells
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Gillingham is 21 miles west of Salisbury
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Gillingham is 24 miles south of Bath
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Gillingham is 32 miles south-east of Bristol
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Gillingham is 39 miles west of Southampton
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Gillingham is 42 miles west of Winchester
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Gillingham is 49 miles south-east of Newport
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Gillingham is 50 miles south-east of Cardiff
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Gillingham is 54 miles west of Portsmouth
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Gillingham is 57 miles south of Gloucester