Where is West Orchard?

West Orchard is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, three miles north-east of the town of Sturminster Newton, 20 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 54 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 100 miles south-west of London. West Orchard lies five miles south-east of the Somerset border. West Orchard 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 Orchard is Shaftesbury.

West Orchard on a map

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

Which county is West Orchard in?

West Orchard 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 Orchard in Dorset?

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

Location of West Orchard within Dorset

What is the postcode for West Orchard?

The nearest postcode to the centre of West Orchard is SP7 0LJ.

Where is West Orchard in SP7?

West Orchard is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the SP7 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the SP7 postcode district.

Location of West Orchard within SP7

Postal Boundaries © GEOLYTIX copyright and database right 2012

What is the post town for West Orchard?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of West Orchard?

The centre of West Orchard is located at position 50.94777° latitude and -2.25314° longitude.

Latitude50.94777°
Longitude-2.25314°

What is the easting and northing of West Orchard?

The centre of West Orchard is located at the grid reference easting 382313 and northing 116512 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting382313
Northing116512

What are the nearest towns to West Orchard?

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

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West Orchard is 3 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton
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West Orchard is 5 miles south-west of Shaftesbury
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West Orchard is 6 miles east of Stalbridge
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West Orchard is 6 miles south of Gillingham
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West Orchard is 7 miles north-west of Blandford Forum
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West Orchard is 10 miles south of Mere
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West Orchard is 10 miles south-east of Wincanton
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West Orchard is 11 miles east of Sherborne
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West Orchard is 14 miles south-east of Bruton
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West Orchard is 15 miles south-east of Castle Cary

What are the nearest cities to West Orchard?

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

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West Orchard is 22 miles south-west of Salisbury
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West Orchard is 25 miles south-east of Wells
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West Orchard is 30 miles south of Bath
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West Orchard is 37 miles west of Southampton
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West Orchard is 38 miles south-east of Bristol
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West Orchard is 42 miles west of Winchester
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West Orchard is 52 miles west of Portsmouth
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West Orchard is 54 miles south-east of Cardiff
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West Orchard is 55 miles south-east of Newport
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West Orchard is 58 miles east of Exeter