Where is Silton?

Silton is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, two miles north-west of the town of Gillingham, 22 miles south of the major city of Bath, and 100 miles west of London. Silton lies roughly one mile east of the Somerset border. Silton 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 Silton is Gillingham.

Silton on a map

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

Which county is Silton in?

Silton 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 Silton in Dorset?

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

Location of Silton within Dorset

What is the postcode for Silton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Silton is SP8 5PR.

Where is Silton in SP8?

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

Location of Silton within SP8

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What is the post town for Silton?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of Silton?

The centre of Silton is located at position 51.06135° latitude and -2.31167° longitude.

Latitude51.06135°
Longitude-2.31167°

What is the easting and northing of Silton?

The centre of Silton is located at the grid reference easting 378255 and northing 129159 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting378255
Northing129159

What are the nearest towns to Silton?

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

2m
Silton is 2 miles north-west of Gillingham
3m
Silton is 3 miles south-west of Mere
4m
Silton is 4 miles east of Wincanton
6m
Silton is 6 miles north-west of Shaftesbury
7m
Silton is 7 miles south-east of Bruton
8m
Silton is 8 miles north-east of Stalbridge
9m
Silton is 9 miles east of Castle Cary
9m
Silton is 9 miles north of Sturminster Newton
11m
Silton is 11 miles south-west of Warminster
12m
Silton is 12 miles south of Frome

What are the nearest cities to Silton?

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

18m
Silton is 18 miles south-east of Wells
22m
Silton is 22 miles south of Bath
22m
Silton is 22 miles west of Salisbury
30m
Silton is 30 miles south-east of Bristol
41m
Silton is 41 miles west of Southampton
44m
Silton is 44 miles west of Winchester
47m
Silton is 47 miles south-east of Casnewydd
47m
Silton is 47 miles south-east of Cardiff
56m
Silton is 56 miles south of Gloucester
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Silton is 56 miles west of Portsmouth