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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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Coordinates: 53°02′44″N 2°27′02″W / 53.04556°N 2.45056°W / 53.04556; -2.45056


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Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:28:08 -0700

Primary school leavers in Wybunbury were given a specially commissioned book documenting the plight of soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Year 6 pupils at Wybunbury Delves Primary School were given a copy of a book written by ...

Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:11:15 -0700

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a car on London Road in Nantwich. The cyclist, aged in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital after the accident at the junction with Wybunbury Lane, in Stapeley. The incident happened just before ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:07:30 -0700

There are three candidates standing in Wybunbury for one seat. Each candidate had the opportunity to provide 50 words on what they would do for their local area if elected, and an additional 400 words if they so wished.

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:34:57 -0700

The incident took place shortly before 5.45pm on Saturday (July 25) near to the level crossing between Wybunbury Road and Wistaston Road. An eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said the 46-year-old woman had been standing directly alongside ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:22:30 -0700

Primary school leavers in Wybunbury are to be given a specially commissioned book documenting the plight of soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. Wybunbury WW1 Group has been launched as part of the conflict's centenary ...

Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:11:15 -0700

As well as his gran Janet, of Wybunbury Lane, Jack is being joined by friends who have known him since their days at Weston Primary School. Jack's mum Deborah Taylor. who is herself battling breast cancer for the second time, is leading the fundraising ...

Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:21:02 -0700

In 2013, Wybunbury-based KidzKitchen run by Tracey Cooke were the winners, and last year Sandbach-based AthElite came out on top. For details visit www.dabbersdencompetition.co.uk, on Facebook Dabbers-Den, on Twitter @dabbersden or call Dawn ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:10:22 -0700

Jack Parker, of School Bank, Wybunbury, near Crewe, pleaded guilty at South Cheshire Magistrates Court to two charges of failing to notify of a change in his circumstances that would affect his entitlement to housing benefit, council tax benefit and ...
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