Where is Melbury Abbas?

Melbury Abbas 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, 56 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 96 miles south-west of London. Melbury Abbas lies just south-west of the Wiltshire border. Melbury 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 Melbury Abbas is Shaftesbury.

Melbury Abbas on a map

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

Which county is Melbury Abbas in?

Melbury 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 Melbury Abbas in Dorset?

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

Location of Melbury Abbas within Dorset

What is the postcode for Melbury Abbas?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Melbury Abbas is SP7 0DZ.

Where is Melbury Abbas in SP7?

Melbury Abbas 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 Melbury Abbas within SP7

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What is the post town for Melbury Abbas?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of Melbury Abbas?

The centre of Melbury Abbas is located at position 50.97914° latitude and -2.16927° longitude.

Latitude50.97914°
Longitude-2.16927°

What is the easting and northing of Melbury Abbas?

The centre of Melbury Abbas is located at the grid reference easting 388213 and northing 119984 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting388213
Northing119984

What are the nearest towns to Melbury Abbas?

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

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Melbury Abbas is 2 miles south-east of Shaftesbury
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Melbury Abbas is 6 miles south-east of Gillingham
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Melbury Abbas is 7 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
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Melbury Abbas is 8 miles north of Blandford Forum
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Melbury Abbas is 9 miles south-east of Mere
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Melbury Abbas is 9 miles east of Stalbridge
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Melbury Abbas is 12 miles south-east of Wincanton
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Melbury Abbas is 14 miles north-west of Verwood
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Melbury Abbas is 15 miles north-west of Wimborne Minster
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Melbury Abbas is 15 miles south-west of Wilton

What are the nearest cities to Melbury Abbas?

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

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Melbury Abbas is 17 miles west of Salisbury
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Melbury Abbas is 26 miles south-east of Wells
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Melbury Abbas is 29 miles south of Bath
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Melbury Abbas is 34 miles west of Southampton
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Melbury Abbas is 38 miles south-east of Bristol
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Melbury Abbas is 38 miles west of Winchester
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Melbury Abbas is 49 miles west of Portsmouth
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Melbury Abbas is 55 miles south-east of Newport
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Melbury Abbas is 56 miles south-east of Cardiff
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Melbury Abbas is 61 miles south of Gloucester