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Where is The Common?

The Common is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, two miles south of the town of Sturminster Newton, 19 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 55 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 104 miles south-west of London. The Common lies six miles south-east of the Somerset border. The Common falls within the district council of North Dorset, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the DT11 postcode district. The post town for The Common is Blandford Forum.

The Common on a map

Map showing extent of The Common as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of The Common
Map showing location of The Common within the UK
Location of The Common within the UK

Which county is The Common in?

The Common 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 The Common in Dorset?

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

Map showing location of The Common within Dorset
Location of The Common within Dorset

What is the postcode for The Common?

The nearest postcode to the centre of The Common is DT11 0RT.

Where is The Common in DT11?

The Common is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the DT11 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the DT11 postcode district.

Map showing location of The Common within DT11
Location of The Common within DT11

What is the post town for The Common?

The post town for The Common is Blandford Forum. The Common is in the DT11 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Blandford Forum.

What is the latitude and longitude of The Common?

The centre of The Common is located at position 50.89879° latitude and -2.30288° longitude.

Latitude50.89879°
Longitude-2.30288°

What is the easting and northing of The Common?

The centre of The Common is located at the grid reference easting 378797 and northing 111078 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting378797
Northing111078

What are the nearest towns to The Common?

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

south
2m
The Common is 2 miles south of Sturminster Newton
south-east
5m
The Common is 5 miles south-east of Stalbridge
north-west
7m
The Common is 7 miles north-west of Blandford Forum
south-west
9m
The Common is 9 miles south-west of Shaftesbury
south
10m
The Common is 10 miles south of Gillingham
east
10m
The Common is 10 miles east of Sherborne
south-east
12m
The Common is 12 miles south-east of Wincanton
south
13m
The Common is 13 miles south of Mere
north-east
14m
The Common is 14 miles north-east of Dorchester
east
15m
The Common is 15 miles east of Yeovil

What are the nearest cities to The Common?

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

south-west
25m
The Common is 25 miles south-west of Salisbury
south-east
26m
The Common is 26 miles south-east of Wells
south
34m
The Common is 34 miles south of Bath
west
39m
The Common is 39 miles west of Southampton
south
40m
The Common is 40 miles south of Bristol
west
45m
The Common is 45 miles west of Winchester
west
53m
The Common is 53 miles west of Portsmouth
east
55m
The Common is 55 miles east of Exeter
south-east
55m
The Common is 55 miles south-east of Cardiff
south-east
56m
The Common is 56 miles south-east of Newport