British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Dorset » West Orchard, Dorset - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

West Orchard, Dorset

Local area map loading...

West Orchard, Dorset

West Orchard is a small village in the rural Blackmore Vale area of north Dorset, England, adjacent to East Orchard, from which it is separated by a stream, and situated half way between Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. The village has a population of 77 (2001). For local government purposes the parish is grouped with the parishes of East Orchard and Margaret Marsh, to form a Group Parish Council.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8216
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01747

Other names by which West Orchard, Dorset has been known in the past

Orchard ~ Orchard West

West Orchard, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Orchard, West, par., in N. of Dorset, adjacent to East Orchard, 617 ac., pop. 113.

Your comments about West Orchard, Dorset

What do you know about West Orchard, Dorset? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus