West Orchard

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West Orchard
West Orchard from the South - geograph.org.uk - 420605.jpg
West Orchard
West Orchard is located in Dorset
West Orchard
West Orchard
West Orchard shown within Dorset
Population 50 
OS grid reference ST823164
Civil parish
  • West Orchard
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SP7
Dialling code 01747
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
DorsetCoordinates: 50°56′52″N 2°15′12″W / 50.9478°N 2.2532°W / 50.9478; -2.2532

West Orchard is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated in the Blackmore Vale in the North Dorset administrative district, approximately halfway between the towns of Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. It is separated from the adjacent settlement of East Orchard by a stream. In 2013 the civil parish had an estimated population of 50.[1] For local government purposes the parish is grouped with the parishes of East Orchard and Margaret Marsh, to form a Group Parish Council.[2]


  1. ^ "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ The Orchards and Margaret Marsh Group Parish Council, dorsetforyou.com

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