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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"


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]


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.

Wybunbury Delves School June 2012

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:28:28 -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 ...

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
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:27:42 -0700

I must admit to being somewhat embarrassed to have won, but more importantly the Fig Pie Wake once again brought the Wybunbury community together in huge numbers for a festival of celebration. “Congratulations to Mark, John and all those who helped ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:10:53 -0700

“There is a lot of new development planned for Shavington anyway on the Wybunbury Triangle and up at Shavington East, a lot more traffic is going to be coming along that road and I don't believe that road is capable of supporting any more traffic ...
Northwich Guardian
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 04:31:29 -0700

At the weekend Stella won a gold medal for her display based on her own cottage garden and there was a win too for Wybunbury Primary School, from Nantwich, in the popular schools garden competition. Helen Begent, events manager at Arley, said the ...

Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 05:19:37 -0700

Village schools from Wrenbury, Berkeley in Wistaston, Wybunbury, and St Oswald's at Worleston also competed, alongside Crewe schools Underwood, Pebble Brook, St Michael's, and Leighton. It gave college students a chance to help out at a live event and ...
Crewe Chronicle
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:54:51 -0800

A CAMPAIGN group has slammed a decision to approve plans for 360 homes on the outskirts of Wybunbury, saying residents' views 'carried no weight'. Several hundred letters of objection were received after Mactaggart & Mickel Homes revealed plans to ...
The Crewe News
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 16:37:30 -0700

The event is organised by the Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust. It dates back to at least 200 years though stopped in 1920. The event was reprised in 1993 and all proceeds are split between local organisations – the Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust ...

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