Kew, Merseyside

Kew is a suburb and ward of Southport, a seaside town in Sefton, Merseyside, England. It makes up the southeastern edge of the town, bordering Scarisbrick in West Lancashire. It is a middle class area of mostly modern development, and one of Southport's smallest suburbs.

Kew
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Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Kew is located in Southport
Kew
Kew
Location in Southport
Kew is located in Merseyside
Kew
Kew
Location within Merseyside
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSOUTHPORT
Postcode districtPR8
Dialling code01704
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53°37′48″N 2°58′41″W / 53.630°N 2.978°W / 53.630; -2.978Coordinates: 53°37′48″N 2°58′41″W / 53.630°N 2.978°W / 53.630; -2.978

HistoryEdit

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.

local amenitiesEdit

The area is served by a number of 'out of town' shopping complexes, Kew retail park, and the Meols Cop retail park (not in Kew, but Blowick) and a large Tesco. There is also a number of pubs, including Hickory's Smokehouse, The Richmond and The Old Duke. There is a school, Kew woods, the towns main Hospital and Queenscourt Hospice. A Church dedicated to St Francis of Assisi can also be found in Kew.

TransportEdit

Kew was served by Kew Gardens railway station was on the Liverpool, Southport and Preston Junction Railway from 1 November 1887 to 26 September 1938.[1] The nearest station is Meols Cop on the Manchester to Southport line. Kew is also served by buses to Liverpool and Ormskirk.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 131. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.