Broxton, Cheshire

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This article is about the civil parish and village of Broxton, Cheshire. For other uses, see Broxton (disambiguation).
Broxton from Bickerton Hill 2008.jpg
Broxton from Bickerton Hill
Broxton is located in Cheshire
Broxton shown within Cheshire
Population 461 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ479542
Civil parish
  • Broxton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH3
Dialling code 01829
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°05′00″N 2°46′44″W / 53.08333°N 2.77888°W / 53.08333; -2.77888Coordinates: 53°05′00″N 2°46′44″W / 53.08333°N 2.77888°W / 53.08333; -2.77888

Broxton is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is 11 miles south of Chester, and only 10 miles east of Wrexham in Wales. The civil parish also contains the small settlements of Barnhill, Bolesworth, Brown Knowl, Fuller's Moor and Meadow Bank.[1] According to the 2001 Census it had a total population of 390,[2] increasing to 461 at the 2011 census.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Harry Atkinson, premier of New Zealand on four occasions during the late 19th century was born in Broxton.[4][5]
  • Austin Carr, cricketer, was born at Lower Hall, in Broxton in 1898.[6]
  • Roger Moore, actor, lived at Broxton Hall during his marriage to singer Dorothy Squires, which lasted from 1953 to 1968.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UK & Ireland Genealogy: Broxton (accessed 24 April 2010)
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Broxton". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Prime Ministers of New Zealand: Harry Atkinson biography". New Zealand Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 21 September 2007. 
  5. ^ "Harry Atkinson biography". Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966. Retrieved 21 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Cricket Archive: Austin Carr". Retrieved 21 September 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Chester Chronicle". Chester & Cheshire News. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 

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