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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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Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes

The historic rolling of Fig Pies at Wybunbury 7th June 2008... For Crewe and Nantwich Ghost Walks see http://www.crewetours.com.

Wybunbury Delves Kids

A sad slideshow of when us Y6's06-07 left Wybunbury Delves.

The Leaning Tower of Wybunbury

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THIS IS THE SWAN PUB IN WYBUNBURY CHESHIRE .WHERE MY GOOD LADY AND I WENT FOR OUR SUNDAY LUNCH TO CELEBRATE OUR40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

In the belfry at Wybunbury, Cheshire

In the belfry at the leaning tower of Wybunbury, Cheshire. A church with a rather unfortunate history of which the tower is the only part left. When the bell...

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2013

Saturday 8th June 2013.

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Birdsong and Bells at Wybunbury, Cheshire

The sounds on a gloomy evening but lovely walk next to Wybunbury Moss and Tower.

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5 news items

Crewe Guardian

Crewe Guardian
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Jack Parker, 63, of School Bank, Wybunbury, near Crewe, pleaded guilty at South and East Cheshire Magistrates' Court on Monday, July 14, to two charges of failing to notify of a change in his circumstances that would affect his entitlement to housing ...

Nantwich News

Crewe Chronicle
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:03:29 -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 ...

Crewe Guardian

Crewe Guardian
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07:03 -0700

Organised by the parish council on the Lettie Spencer Playing Fields, off Wybunbury Road, the event began with a procession from the Moorfields War memorial. The procession included the retiring Rose Queen Gladys Llewellyn and this year's Rose Queen ...

Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:45:00 -0700

The annual event, organised by Willaston Parish Council, took place on the Lettie Spencer Playing Fields, off Wybunbury Road. It began with a procession from the Moorfields War memorial, which included retiring Willaston Rose Queen Gladys Llewellyn and ...
 
shropshirestar.com
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:30:00 -0700

It happened at the junction of the A51 London Road and Wybunbury Lane, near to the Boars Head at Walgherton, at about 7.50am. Mr Barrett, who worked for global management consultancy firm ThoughtWorks, was taken to hospital in Crewe for treatment ...
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