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West Orchard, Dorset

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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
Post townSHAFTESBURY
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8216
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01747
Population77
 

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.

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