Rainford is located in the county of Merseyside, North West England, three miles west of the town of Billinge, four miles north-west of the major town of St Helens, 141 miles north of Cardiff, 170 miles south of Edinburgh, and 177 miles north-west of London. Rainford lies roughly one mile south of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Rainford falls within the metropolitan district council of St. Helens. It is in the WA11 postcode district. The post town for Rainford is St. Helens.
Rainford is in the ceremonial county of Merseyside, and the historic county of Lancashire.
Rainford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Merseyside, and towards the easternmost extremity of Merseyside.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Rainford is WA11 8HB.
Rainford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the WA11 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the WA11 postcode district.
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The post town for Rainford is St. Helens. Rainford is in the WA11 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of St. Helens.
The centre of Rainford is located at position 53.4989° latitude and -2.78515° longitude.
The centre of Rainford is located at the grid reference easting 348014 and northing 400532 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Rainford relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Rainford to the centre of the town.
Position of Rainford relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Rainford to the centre of the city.