Where is West Stour?

West Stour is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, three miles south-west of the town of Gillingham, 24 miles north-west of the major town of Poole, 50 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 101 miles west of London. West Stour lies two miles east of the Somerset border. West Stour 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 West Stour is Gillingham.

West Stour on a map

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

Which county is West Stour in?

West Stour 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 Stour in Dorset?

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

Location of West Stour within Dorset

What is the postcode for West Stour?

The nearest postcode to the centre of West Stour is SP8 5RW.

Where is West Stour in SP8?

West Stour is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the SP8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SP8 postcode district.

Location of West Stour within SP8

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What is the post town for West Stour?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of West Stour?

The centre of West Stour is located at position 51.00284° latitude and -2.30797° longitude.

Latitude51.00284°
Longitude-2.30797°

What is the easting and northing of West Stour?

The centre of West Stour is located at the grid reference easting 378487 and northing 122650 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting378487
Northing122650

What are the nearest towns to West Stour?

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

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West Stour is 3 miles south-west of Gillingham
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West Stour is 4 miles north-east of Stalbridge
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West Stour is 5 miles west of Shaftesbury
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West Stour is 5 miles north of Sturminster Newton
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West Stour is 6 miles south-east of Wincanton
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West Stour is 6 miles south of Mere
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West Stour is 10 miles east of Sherborne
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West Stour is 10 miles south-east of Bruton
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West Stour is 11 miles south-east of Castle Cary
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West Stour is 12 miles north-west of Blandford Forum

What are the nearest cities to West Stour?

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

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West Stour is 20 miles south-east of Wells
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West Stour is 23 miles west of Salisbury
26m
West Stour is 26 miles south of Bath
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West Stour is 34 miles south of Bristol
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West Stour is 40 miles west of Southampton
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West Stour is 44 miles west of Winchester
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West Stour is 50 miles south-east of Cardiff
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West Stour is 50 miles south-east of Newport
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West Stour is 55 miles west of Portsmouth
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West Stour is 57 miles east of Exeter