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Rainford, St Helens

Rainford is a village and civil parish within Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England. It is around 5 miles north of St Helens. At the 2001 Census the population of the civil parish was 8,344. Historically a part of Lancashire, it is unknown when Rainford was founded, but the earliest record of the village is dated 1189. Rainford formerly constituted an urban district.
Post townST. HELENS
Administrative CountySt Helens
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4701
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01744
Population8,344 (2001 Census)

Rainford, St Helens in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rainford, town and township (ry. stations Rainford and Rainford Junction), Prescot par., SW. Lancashire, 4 miles NW. of St Helens, 5872 ac., pop. 3745; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is Rainford Hall, seat; Rainford has mfrs. of tobacco pipes and crucibles, and in the neighbourhood are coal mines; scythestone abounds; much of the land is reclaimed morass.

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