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Where is Rainford?

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.

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Map showing extent of Rainford as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Rainford
Map showing location of Rainford within the UK
Location of Rainford within the UK

Which county is Rainford in?

Rainford is in the ceremonial county of Merseyside, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyMerseyside
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Rainford in Merseyside?

Rainford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Merseyside, and towards the easternmost extremity of Merseyside.

Location of Rainford within Merseyside
Location of Rainford within Merseyside

What is the postcode for Rainford?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Rainford is WA11 8HB.

Where is Rainford in WA11?

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.

Location of Rainford within WA11
Location of Rainford within WA11

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What is the post town for Rainford?

The post town for Rainford is St. Helens. Rainford is in the WA11 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of St. Helens.

What is the latitude and longitude of Rainford?

The centre of Rainford is located at position 53.4989° latitude and -2.78515° longitude.

Latitude53.4989°
Longitude-2.78515°

What is the easting and northing of Rainford?

The centre of Rainford is located at the grid reference easting 348014 and northing 400532 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting348014
Northing400532

What are the nearest towns to Rainford?

Position of Rainford relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Rainford to the centre of the town.

west
3m
Rainford is 3 miles west of Billinge
south
4m
Rainford is 4 miles south of Skelmersdale
north-west
4m
Rainford is 4 miles north-west of St Helens
east
5m
Rainford is 5 miles east of Kirkby
north
5m
Rainford is 5 miles north of Prescot
north-west
5m
Rainford is 5 miles north-west of Haydock
west
6m
Rainford is 6 miles west of Ashton-in-Makerfield
south-east
6m
Rainford is 6 miles south-east of Ormskirk
north-west
7m
Rainford is 7 miles north-west of Newton-le-Willows
east
7m
Rainford is 7 miles east of Maghull

What are the nearest cities to Rainford?

Position of Rainford relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Rainford to the centre of the city.

north-east
10m
Rainford is 10 miles north-east of Liverpool
south
18m
Rainford is 18 miles south of Preston
west
20m
Rainford is 20 miles west of Salford
north
22m
Rainford is 22 miles north of Chester
west
22m
Rainford is 22 miles west of Manchester
north-east
32m
Rainford is 32 miles north-east of St Asaph
south
38m
Rainford is 38 miles south of Lancaster
north-west
42m
Rainford is 42 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
south-west
47m
Rainford is 47 miles south-west of Bradford
west
54m
Rainford is 54 miles west of Wakefield

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