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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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Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:56:15 -0800

Kidz Kitchen will combine science and cooking to show that learning scientific principles can be fun. Tracey Cooke, of Wybunbury and founder of Kidz Kitchen, said: “We are thrilled to be part of National Science week again this year. “We always make ...

Stoke Sentinel

Stoke Sentinel
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:29:11 -0800

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council ward member for Wybunbury, told the meeting that she will be opposing the plans. “The principle of development on this site is fundamentally flawed,” she said. Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson, who ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:17:48 -0800

Along with Wybunbury resident Charles Turpin, Andrew and Thomas also own a large portion of the site off Cheerbrook Road. The houses planned for there would form 'phase two' of a development by Wainhomes (North West) Ltd, which last year won ...

Crewe Chronicle

Crewe Chronicle
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:41:40 -0800

Tickets are on sale for a fundraising evening in tribute to former Crewe Alex official photographer Pete Warburton, who died last year. Popular Pete, from Wybunbury, passed away aged 60 shortly after photographing the Railwaymen's memorable victory at ...

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 ...
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 ...
Crewe Chronicle
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:40:20 -0700

ut different sports including field hockey, fencing, tae kwon do, athletics, rugby, hand ball and dance. A school spokeswoman said: “The week was rounded off with children wearing kit or dressing as a sporting hero and older children organised ...
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 ...

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