Sandford, Dorset

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Sandford Road
Sandford is located in Dorset
Location within Dorset
OS grid referenceSY931898
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
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50°42′28″N 2°05′49″W / 50.70767°N 2.097022°W / 50.70767; -2.097022Coordinates: 50°42′28″N 2°05′49″W / 50.70767°N 2.097022°W / 50.70767; -2.097022

Sandford is a village in the English county of Dorset, on the A351 road some two miles from Wareham and seven miles from Poole.

Sandford forms the only significant settlement within the civil parish of Wareham St. Martin, which otherwise covers much of the rural area to the north of Wareham. The parish forms part of the Purbeck local government district within the county of Dorset. It is within the Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency of the House of Commons and the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.[1] The electoral ward is also called St.Martin, and includes Holton Heath with the surrounding countryside. The total population at the 2011 census was 2,774.[2]

To the north lies Gore Heath, part of Wareham Forest, which is the subject of a controversial proposal for gravel extraction.[3][4]


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map OL15 - Purbeck & South Dorset. Ordnance Survey. 2006. ISBN 978-0-319-23865-3.
  2. ^ "St. Martin ward 2011". Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ Dorset gravel plan for forest gets over 200 objections at Retrieved 14 Dec 2014
  4. ^ Gravel plan to ‘destroy’ area at Retrieved 14 Dec 2014.

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