Roxborough, Manchester
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Roxborough, Manchester

Roxborough is a former estate and now a small community south of Mandeville in Manchester, Jamaica. It was the birthplace of Jamaican National Hero and politician Norman Washington Manley.[1]

History of the estate and great house

The estate was originally called "Roxbro Castle".[1] Over the years the great house became derelict until, despite renovation proposals, it was destroyed by fire in 1968.[1] As of 2012 there are again proposals from the Jamaica National Heritage Trust to restore the building.[1]

Economy

The main economic activity is small-scale agriculture in which the principle crops are corn, bananas, sugarcane, ackee and marijuana.[]

Notable people

Notable people from Roxborough include:

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Roxborough". Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Retrieved 2012.



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