Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Rainford within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
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.