Where is West Melbury?

West Melbury is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, two miles south of the town of Shaftesbury, 20 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 55 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 96 miles south-west of London. West Melbury lies roughly one mile south-west of the Wiltshire border. West Melbury 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 West Melbury is Shaftesbury.

West Melbury on a map

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

Which county is West Melbury in?

West Melbury 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 Melbury in Dorset?

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

Location of West Melbury within Dorset

What is the postcode for West Melbury?

The nearest postcode to the centre of West Melbury is SP7 0DA.

Where is West Melbury in SP7?

West Melbury 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 West Melbury within SP7

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What is the post town for West Melbury?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of West Melbury?

The centre of West Melbury is located at position 50.982° latitude and -2.18434° longitude.

Latitude50.982°
Longitude-2.18434°

What is the easting and northing of West Melbury?

The centre of West Melbury is located at the grid reference easting 387156 and northing 120304 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting387156
Northing120304

What are the nearest towns to West Melbury?

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

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West Melbury is 2 miles south of Shaftesbury
6m
West Melbury is 6 miles south-east of Gillingham
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West Melbury is 7 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
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West Melbury is 8 miles south-east of Mere
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West Melbury is 9 miles east of Stalbridge
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West Melbury is 9 miles north of Blandford Forum
11m
West Melbury is 11 miles south-east of Wincanton
15m
West Melbury is 15 miles east of Sherborne
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West Melbury is 15 miles south-east of Bruton
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West Melbury is 15 miles north-west of Verwood

What are the nearest cities to West Melbury?

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

18m
West Melbury is 18 miles west of Salisbury
26m
West Melbury is 26 miles south-east of Wells
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West Melbury is 29 miles south of Bath
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West Melbury is 34 miles west of Southampton
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West Melbury is 37 miles south-east of Bristol
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West Melbury is 38 miles west of Winchester
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West Melbury is 49 miles west of Portsmouth
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West Melbury is 55 miles south-east of Newport
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West Melbury is 55 miles south-east of Cardiff
61m
West Melbury is 61 miles south of Gloucester