Broxton, Cheshire


Broxton, Cheshire

Broxton is a village and civil parish in the Chester District of Cheshire, England. The village is 11 miles south of Chester, and only 10 miles east of Wrexham in Wales. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 390. [citeweb|url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=792420&c=broxton&d=16&e=15&g=427710&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1216035816275&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 |title=2001 Census: Broxton|work=Office for National Statistics|accessdate=13 July|accessyear=2008]

Notable residents

*Harry Atkinson, premier of New Zealand on four occasions during the late 19th century was born in Broxton. [citeweb|url=http://www.primeminister.govt.nz/oldpms/1876atkinson.html |title=Prime Ministers of New Zealand: Harry Atkinson biography|work=New Zealand Prime Minister's Office|accessdate=21 September|accessyear=2007] [citeweb|url=http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/A/AtkinsonSirHarryAlbertKcmg/AtkinsonSirHarryAlbertKcmg/en |title=Harry Atkinson biography|publisher="Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966"|accessdate=21 September|accessyear=2007]
*Austin Carr, cricketer, was born at Lower Hall, in Broxton in 1898. [citeweb|url=http://www.keralacricketonline.com/Archive/Players/28/28433/28433.html |title=Cricket Archive: Austin Carr|work= keralacricketonline.com|accessdate=21 September|accessyear=2007]

References

ee also

*Broxton Old Hall


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