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Wybunbury
The 'Swan Inn', Wybunbury, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 893704.jpg
The Swan Inn public house, Wybunbury
Wybunbury is located in Cheshire
Wybunbury
Wybunbury
 Wybunbury shown within Cheshire
Population 1,474 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ697499
Civil parish Wybunbury
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NANTWICH
Postcode district CW5
Dialling code 01270
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Crewe and Nantwich
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Coordinates: 53°02′42″N 2°27′00″W / 53.045°N 2.450°W / 53.045; -2.450

Wybunbury is a village (at SJ698499) and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village lies 3¼ miles to the south east of Nantwich and 3¾ miles to the south of Crewe. The parish also includes the settlements of Clannor Heath, Daisy Hill, The Flag, Pinfold and parts of Blakelow, Haymoor Green and Howbeck Bank.[1] Nearby villages include Hough, Shavington, Stapeley and Walgherton. The A51 runs east–west through the south-western corner of the parish.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,474.[2]

Wybunbury is pronounced "Win-bree"

Governance[edit]

From 1974 the civil parish was served by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, which was succeeded on 1 April 2009 by the new unitary authority of Cheshire East .[3] Wybunbury falls in the parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich,[4] which has been represented by Edward Timpson since a by-election in 2008.

Notable features[edit]

Leaning tower of St Chad's

The leaning tower of the former church of St Chad, also known as the 'Leaning Tower of South Cheshire' and the 'Hanging Steeple of Wimberie', is located in Wybunbury village.[1][5] The 29.3 m tower is all that remains of a late fifteenth century church demolished in 1833. (Later churches, replacing the fifteenth century one, were also demolished in 1892 and 1977.[5]) The tower was stabilised using underexcavation by James Trubshaw in 1832; this is the earliest known application of the technique, which was also used to stabilise the Leaning Tower of Pisa.[5]

There are four Commonwealth service war graves of World War I in the original churchyard[6] and, in the neighbouring churchyard extension, another three from the same war and four from World War II.[7]

The parish also includes the lowland raised bog of Wybunbury Moss, a national nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.[8] The bog is the setting for the children's book, Nellie Longarms Will Get You... If You Don't Watch Out, by John Bailey and Rose Quigley.[9] In English folklore, the moss is also said to be the home to a headless horseman and 'Ginny Greenteeth', (see Jenny Greenteeth).

Geography and Transport[edit]

Wybunbury Lane links the B5071 which runs through the Wybunbury parish to London Road (Stapeley). This lane provides a direct transport link between parish of Wybunbury and the village of Stapeley.[10]

Education[edit]

Wybunbury Delves C of E Primary School is a Church of England primary school. Wybunbury Delves is a small school with around 250 pupils. The school is involved with sponsoring a school in Africa.

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Wybunbury Delves School June 2012

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1204 news items

Stoke Sentinel

Stoke Sentinel
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 05:25:34 -0800

Audlem councillor Rachel Bailey has been chosen as the next Conservative group leader of Cheshire East Council. She beat the only other candidate, Wybunbury councillor Janet Clowes. Mrs Bailey, above, whose appointment as council leader still needs to ...

Stoke Sentinel

Stoke Sentinel
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:26:15 -0800

A COUNCIL is set to elect its first ever female leader after the ruling Conservatives picked their candidate. Audlem councillor Rachel Bailey was tonight chosen as the next Conservative group leader of Cheshire East Council. She beat the only other ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:01:38 -0800

Wybunbury Parish Council has objected on the grounds of the impact on drainage and flooding, design, open space and the 'knock-on' impact on local facilities. Thirty one nearby residents have written to Cheshire East to object. Among their objections ...

Place North West

Place North West
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:51:39 -0800

However, the proposals have received objections by Wybunbury Parish Council and Shavington Parish Council due to the size of the project and an increase in traffic. At the same meeting, the council refused a planning application from Muller Property ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 04:05:34 -0800

That means just two candidates - Audlem councillor Rachel Bailey and Wybunbury councillor Janet Clowes - are in the running for the top job. Cllr Bailey is the portfolio holder for children and families and Cllr Clowes is cabinet member for adults ...

Place North West

Place North West
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 03:49:39 -0800

However, the proposals have received objections by Wybunbury Parish Council and Shavington Parish Council due to the size of the project and an increase in traffic. At the same meeting, the council is due to refuse a planning application from Muller ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:09:53 -0800

Police say there have been no reports of serious injuries in any of the weather-related crashes but a number of damage-only collisions have occurred in South Cheshire, including Faddiley, Wybunbury and Audlem. Further afield in the borough, there were ...
 
Nantwich News
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 05:43:27 -0700

Learn to dance – no need for a partner. All the Latin rhythms – cha cha, rumba, samba, salsa and more. £5.00. Every Wednesday evening at St Mary's Parish Rooms. 7.00 to 8.00 pm. Social Dance Class. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Ballroom Basics and ...
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