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East Orchard, Dorset

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East Orchard, Dorset

East Orchard is a small village and parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies in the Blackmore Vale within the North Dorset administrative district of the county. It is situated roughly midway between the hilltop town of Shaftesbury and the riverside town of Sturminster Newton. It is separated from the neighbouring village of West Orchard by a small stream. The village has a population of 127 (2001).
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST8317
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 East Orchard, Dorset has been known in the past

Orchard ~ Orchard East

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

Orchard, East, par. and vil., in N. of Dorset, 4 mile? SW. of Shaftesbury, 860 ac., pop. 233.

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