Raby Mere

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Raby Mere
Hamlet
Raby Mere.jpg
Ice and ducks on Raby Mere
Raby Mere is located in Merseyside
Raby Mere
Raby Mere
Raby Mere shown within Merseyside
Population750 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ336808
• London174 mi (280 km)[2] SE
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWIRRAL
Postcode districtCH63 0
Dialling code0151
ISO 3166 codeGB-WRL
PoliceMerseyside
FireMerseyside
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside
53°19′14″N 2°59′52″W / 53.3205°N 2.9977°W / 53.3205; -2.9977Coordinates: 53°19′14″N 2°59′52″W / 53.3205°N 2.9977°W / 53.3205; -2.9977

Raby Mere is a hamlet on the Wirral Peninsula, England. Adjacent to the Green Belt, woodland and open countryside, it is known for its mere, a lake that has been used for leisure purposes for many years. The hamlet of Raby is located two miles to the west.

Since local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974, Raby Mere has been situated administratively within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. It is in the Clatterbridge Ward in the parliamentary constituency of Wirral South. At the time of the 2011 Census, Raby Mere, with its small residential area of exclusively detached homes, had a total population of 750.[1]

Geography[edit]

Raby Mere is in the south-eastern part of the Wirral Peninsula, approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) south-south-east of the Irish Sea at Wallasey, about 7.5 km (4.7 mi) east of the Dee Estuary at Gayton and about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) west of the River Mersey at Eastham. The mere, itself, is situated at an elevation of around 24 m (79 ft) above sea level.[3]

Community[edit]

The parish churches are All Saints Church, Thornton Hough and St George's Church, Thornton Hough. The local primary school is Thornton Hough Primary.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

The M53 motorway runs along the western side of Raby Mere. The nearest access point is at Junction 4 of the motorway, about 2 km (1.2 mi) to the north.

Bus[edit]

The hamlet is served by the Number 84 bus that runs Mondays to Saturdays every 2 hours during the day from Heswall to Raby Mere via Clatterbridge, Spital and Bromborough run by Avon Buses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wirral 2011 Census: Raby Mere, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, retrieved 6 December 2014
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". boulter.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ "SRTM & Ordnance Survey Elevation Data in PHP". Retrieved 1 November 2016.

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