Freshfield is an area of Formby in Merseyside, England, situated at the northern end of the town.

It has no local political distinction or representation and is included as part of the two council wards which make up Formby (Harrington Ward and Ravenmeols Ward) nor is it separated in any physical sense from the town.

It has a railway station on the Liverpool to Southport line.


The name did not exist until Formby's second railway station, "Freshfield", was built in the 19th century and the name was chosen, as the local landowner, a certain Mr Fresh, owned the adjacent fieldFact|date=February 2008. In fact, the same farmer used the new station stop to bring in human manure from nearby Liverpool to fertilise his fieldFact|date=February 2008, a principal reason for why the station was builtFact|date=February 2008.

A process of reverse naming seems to have occurred with some people referring to the area of Formby around this station as "Freshfield". Freshfield is generally regarded as the more affluent area of FormbyFact|date=January 2008, largely due to a number of large private residences in the area. It exists from Freshfield beach, situated beyond the pinewoods, to Long Lane "Ditch" (as it is commonly referred to. Actual name, Dobb's Brook).

Freshfield contains:
• A section of the Mersey Forest, known for being a habitat of rare red squirrels.
• The Railway Station from which it gets its name.
• The Freshfield Hotel and The Grapes pubs.
• Victoria Road (a long avenue on which several famous English sportsmen have lived); and Victoria Hall.

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