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Rainhill, St Helens

Rainhill is a large village and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, in Merseyside, England. Historically a part of Lancashire, Rainhill was formerly a township within the ecclesiastical parish of Prescot, and hundred of West Derby. Following the Local Government Act 1894, it became part of the Whiston Rural District.
Post townPRESCOT
Administrative CountySt Helens
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ4991
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0151
Population(2001 Census)

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

Rainhill, eccl. dist. and township with ry. sta., Prescot par., SW. Lancashire, 8½ miles E. of Liverpool - dist., pop. 2974; township, 1640 ac., pop 2219; P.O., T.O.

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