Sitch Cottage and the A5137 Brimstage Road, looking towards the roundabout at Junction 4 of the M53 motorway
 Clatterbridge shown within Merseyside
Population 14,411 (2011 Census. Ward)
OS grid referenceSJ321823
    London  176 mi (283 km)[1] SE
Metropolitan boroughWirral
Metropolitan county Merseyside
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town WIRRAL
Postcode district CH63
Dialling code 0151
ISO 3166 code GB-WRL
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentWirral South
List of places

Coordinates: 53°20′N 3°02′W / 53.33°N 3.03°W / 53.33; -3.03

Clatterbridge is a hamlet located on the Wirral Peninsula, England. It is situated to the south-west of the town of Bebington, close to the M53 motorway.

It is also the name of the surrounding ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, which includes Brimstage, Raby, Raby Mere, Thornton Hough, Storeton, Spital and the western fringe only of Bromborough and Eastham, past the railway line. At the 2001 Census, the total population of the ward was 16,906,[2] falling to 14,411 at the 2011 Census.[3] The hamlet itself only had a recorded resident population of 30,[4] not measured at the 2011 Census.


Clatterbridge is in the central part of the Wirral Peninsula, approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) south-east of the Irish Sea at Leasowe, 7 km (4.3 mi) east of the Dee Estuary at Heswall and 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the River Mersey at Bromborough. The Clatter Bridge, itself, is situated at an elevation of approximately 31 m (102 ft) above sea level.[5]

The Clatter Brook merges into the River Dibbin at Raby Mere, before discharging into the River Mersey at Bromborough.


The major employment sector in Clatterbridge is healthcare. The area is the site of Clatterbridge Health Park, which hosts Clatterbridge Hospital, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and Radio Clatterbridge.



Clatterbridge is located close to Junction 4 of the M53 motorway, which joins with the A5137. The B5151 passes across the Clatter Bridge.


Spital railway station is the nearest by road, about 2 km (1.2 mi) to the east. This station is on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network, with frequent services to Liverpool, Chester and Ellesmere Port.


  1. "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. 2001 Census: Clatterbridge (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 25 March 2008
  3. "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ,Wirral 2001 Census: Clatterbridge, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, retrieved 25 March 2008
  5. "SRTM & Ordnance Survey Elevation Data in PHP". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
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