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Where is Rayleigh?

Rayleigh is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, four miles north-west of the town of Leigh-on-Sea, six miles north-west of the major town of Southend-on-Sea, and 32 miles east of London. Rayleigh lies six miles north of the Kent border. Rayleigh falls within the district council of Rochford, under the county council of Essex. It is in the SS6 postcode district. The post town for Rayleigh is Rayleigh.

COVID-19: Rayleigh coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Essex case numbers. This Rayleigh coronavirus map shows the position of Rayleigh within Essex, along with the number of cases in Essex and each of the surrounding areas.

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

Which county is Rayleigh in?

Rayleigh is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Essex.

Ceremonial CountyEssex
Historic CountyEssex
Administrative CountyEssex

Where is Rayleigh in Essex?

Rayleigh is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Essex, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Essex.

Map showing location of Rayleigh within Essex
Location of Rayleigh within Essex

What is the postcode for Rayleigh?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Rayleigh is SS6 7EA.

Where is Rayleigh in SS6?

Rayleigh is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the SS6 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SS6 postcode district.

Map showing location of Rayleigh within SS6
Location of Rayleigh within SS6

What is the post town for Rayleigh?

The post town for Rayleigh is Rayleigh. Rayleigh is in the SS6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Rayleigh.

What is the latitude and longitude of Rayleigh?

The centre of Rayleigh is located at position 51.58671° latitude and 0.60618° longitude.

Latitude51.58671°
Longitude0.60618°

What is the easting and northing of Rayleigh?

The centre of Rayleigh is located at the grid reference easting 580646 and northing 190758 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting580646
Northing190758

What are the nearest towns to Rayleigh?

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

north-west
4m
Rayleigh is 4 miles north-west of Leigh-on-Sea
south
4m
Rayleigh is 4 miles south of South Woodham Ferrers
south-east
4m
Rayleigh is 4 miles south-east of Wickford
west
4m
Rayleigh is 4 miles west of Rochford
north
4m
Rayleigh is 4 miles north of Canvey Island
north-west
6m
Rayleigh is 6 miles north-west of Southend-on-Sea
east
7m
Rayleigh is 7 miles east of Basildon
north-east
8m
Rayleigh is 8 miles north-east of Stanford-le-Hope
east
9m
Rayleigh is 9 miles east of Billericay
west
9m
Rayleigh is 9 miles west of Burnham-on-Crouch

What are the nearest cities to Rayleigh?

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

south-east
12m
Rayleigh is 12 miles south-east of Chelmsford
north-west
29m
Rayleigh is 29 miles north-west of Canterbury
east
31m
Rayleigh is 31 miles east of City of London
east
32m
Rayleigh is 32 miles east of London
east
32m
Rayleigh is 32 miles east of City of Westminster
east
42m
Rayleigh is 42 miles east of St Albans
south-east
48m
Rayleigh is 48 miles south-east of Cambridge
south
58m
Rayleigh is 58 miles south of Ely
north-east
62m
Rayleigh is 62 miles north-east of Brighton and Hove
south-east
77m
Rayleigh is 77 miles south-east of Peterborough

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