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Where is West Compton?

West Compton is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, six miles east of the town of Bridport, 28 miles west of the major town of Poole, 56 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 121 miles south-west of London. West Compton falls within the district council of West Dorset, under the county council of Dorset. It is in the DT2 postcode district. The post town for West Compton is Dorchester.

West Compton on a map

Map showing extent of West Compton as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of West Compton
Map showing location of West Compton within the UK
Location of West Compton within the UK

Which county is West Compton in?

West Compton 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 West Compton in Dorset?

West Compton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Dorset, and towards the westernmost extremity of Dorset.

Map showing location of West Compton within Dorset
Location of West Compton within Dorset

What is the postcode for West Compton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of West Compton is DT2 0EY.

Where is West Compton in DT2?

West Compton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the DT2 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the DT2 postcode district.

Map showing location of West Compton within DT2
Location of West Compton within DT2

What is the post town for West Compton?

The post town for West Compton is Dorchester. West Compton is in the DT2 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Dorchester.

What is the latitude and longitude of West Compton?

The centre of West Compton is located at position 50.74711° latitude and -2.62115° longitude.

Latitude50.74711°
Longitude-2.62115°

What is the easting and northing of West Compton?

The centre of West Compton is located at the grid reference easting 356273 and northing 94352 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting356273
Northing94352

What are the nearest towns to West Compton?

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

east
6m
West Compton is 6 miles east of Bridport
south-east
7m
West Compton is 7 miles south-east of Beaminster
west
8m
West Compton is 8 miles west of Dorchester
north-west
10m
West Compton is 10 miles north-west of Chickerell
north-west
12m
West Compton is 12 miles north-west of Weymouth
south-east
12m
West Compton is 12 miles south-east of Crewkerne
south
13m
West Compton is 13 miles south of Yeovil
east
14m
West Compton is 14 miles east of Lyme Regis
south
15m
West Compton is 15 miles south of Sherborne
north-west
15m
West Compton is 15 miles north-west of Fortuneswell

What are the nearest cities to West Compton?

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

south
32m
West Compton is 32 miles south of Wells
east
40m
West Compton is 40 miles east of Exeter
south-west
42m
West Compton is 42 miles south-west of Salisbury
south
45m
West Compton is 45 miles south of Bath
south
49m
West Compton is 49 miles south of Bristol
west
54m
West Compton is 54 miles west of Southampton
south-east
56m
West Compton is 56 miles south-east of Cardiff
south
60m
West Compton is 60 miles south of Newport
west
61m
West Compton is 61 miles west of Winchester
west
67m
West Compton is 67 miles west of Portsmouth