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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. For local government purposes the parish is grouped with the parishes of East Orchard and Margaret Marsh, to form a Group Parish Council.
- "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- The Orchards and Margaret Marsh Group Parish Council, dorsetforyou.com
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