Where is Rakewood?

Rakewood is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, one mile south of the town of Littleborough, three miles east of the major town of Rochdale, 155 miles north of Cardiff, 167 miles south of Edinburgh, and 167 miles north-west of London. Rakewood lies two miles south-west of the West Yorkshire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Rakewood falls within the metropolitan district council of Rochdale. It is in the OL15 postcode district. The post town for Rakewood is Littleborough.

Rakewood on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Rakewood
Location of Rakewood within the UK

Which county is Rakewood in?

Rakewood is in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Rakewood in Greater Manchester?

Rakewood is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Greater Manchester, and towards the easternmost extremity of Greater Manchester.

Location of Rakewood within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Rakewood?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Rakewood is OL15 0AW.

Where is Rakewood in OL15?

Rakewood is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the OL15 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the OL15 postcode district.

Location of Rakewood within OL15

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What is the post town for Rakewood?

The post town for Rakewood is Littleborough. Rakewood is in the OL15 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Littleborough.

What is the latitude and longitude of Rakewood?

The centre of Rakewood is located at position 53.62578° latitude and -2.08561° longitude.

Latitude53.62578°
Longitude-2.08561°

What is the easting and northing of Rakewood?

The centre of Rakewood is located at the grid reference easting 394435 and northing 414364 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting394435
Northing414364

What are the nearest towns to Rakewood?

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

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Rakewood is 1 mile south of Littleborough
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Rakewood is 2 miles north-east of Milnrow
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Rakewood is 3 miles east of Rochdale
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Rakewood is 3 miles north of Shaw
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Rakewood is 4 miles south-east of Whitworth
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Rakewood is 4 miles north of Royton
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Rakewood is 6 miles north of Oldham
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Rakewood is 6 miles east of Heywood
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Rakewood is 6 miles north of Chadderton
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Rakewood is 6 miles north of Lees

What are the nearest cities to Rakewood?

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

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Rakewood is 12 miles north-east of Manchester
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Rakewood is 13 miles north-east of Salford
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Rakewood is 18 miles south-west of Bradford
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Rakewood is 24 miles west of Wakefield
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Rakewood is 25 miles south-west of Leeds
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Rakewood is 27 miles east of Preston
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Rakewood is 30 miles north-west of Sheffield
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Rakewood is 40 miles east of Liverpool
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Rakewood is 41 miles south-east of Lancaster
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Rakewood is 42 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent

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