Where is Motcombe?

Motcombe is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, two miles north-west of the town of Shaftesbury, 24 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 52 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 97 miles west of London. Motcombe lies roughly one mile south-west of the Wiltshire border. Motcombe 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 Motcombe is Shaftesbury.

Motcombe on a map

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

Which county is Motcombe in?

Motcombe 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 Motcombe in Dorset?

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

Location of Motcombe within Dorset

What is the postcode for Motcombe?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Motcombe is SP7 9PF.

Where is Motcombe in SP7?

Motcombe is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the SP7 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the SP7 postcode district.

Location of Motcombe within SP7

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What is the post town for Motcombe?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of Motcombe?

The centre of Motcombe is located at position 51.02999° latitude and -2.21701° longitude.

Latitude51.02999°
Longitude-2.21701°

What is the easting and northing of Motcombe?

The centre of Motcombe is located at the grid reference easting 384878 and northing 125648 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting384878
Northing125648

What are the nearest towns to Motcombe?

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

2m
Motcombe is 2 miles north-west of Shaftesbury
3m
Motcombe is 3 miles east of Gillingham
5m
Motcombe is 5 miles south-east of Mere
8m
Motcombe is 8 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
9m
Motcombe is 9 miles north-east of Stalbridge
9m
Motcombe is 9 miles east of Wincanton
12m
Motcombe is 12 miles south-east of Bruton
12m
Motcombe is 12 miles north of Blandford Forum
12m
Motcombe is 12 miles south of Warminster
14m
Motcombe is 14 miles east of Castle Cary

What are the nearest cities to Motcombe?

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

19m
Motcombe is 19 miles west of Salisbury
22m
Motcombe is 22 miles south-east of Wells
25m
Motcombe is 25 miles south of Bath
34m
Motcombe is 34 miles south-east of Bristol
37m
Motcombe is 37 miles west of Southampton
40m
Motcombe is 40 miles west of Winchester
51m
Motcombe is 51 miles south-east of Newport
52m
Motcombe is 52 miles west of Portsmouth
52m
Motcombe is 52 miles south-east of Cardiff
58m
Motcombe is 58 miles south of Gloucester