Kew, Merseyside

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Kew
Kew is located in Merseyside
Kew
Kew
 Kew shown within Merseyside
Metropolitan borough Sefton
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHPORT
Postcode district PR8
Dialling code 01704
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Southport
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside

Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 2°58′41″W / 53.630°N 2.978°W / 53.630; -2.978

Kew is a suburb of Southport, a seaside town in Sefton, Merseyside, England. It makes up the south eastern edge of the town, bordering Scarisbrick. It is a middle class area of mostly modern development.

The area was originally a 12 acre garden & zoological site in the 1880s, named after Kew Gardens in Surrey. Visitors to the Town would travel via horse tram to enjoy the gardens, pavilion & lake which had gondoliers. Parts of the lake & gardens still survive. Modern day Kew is a mid-late 20th century housing estate close to the Hospital which was built on Blowick Moss & also former playing fields. The roads are mainly named after horse racing venues & the area includes a small shopping area, a primary school (Kew Woods) & a pub named The Pageant.

It is one of Southport's smallest suburbs.