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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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Flying Wybunbury

Wybunbury Moss and Tower tour.

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 bells are being rung it certainly moves!...

The Leaning Tower of Wybunbury

This is a short doc I made in my second year at University... We take a look at the village's tower and discover a very interesting past.

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.

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2013

Saturday 8th June 2013.

Birdsong and Bells at Wybunbury, Cheshire

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



Flying Wybunbury

A bit more flying.

Flying Wybunbury

first flight to 500 ft. Just amazing (I didn't crash)

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Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0700

Wistaston Road and Wybunbury Road, two main routes through the village, will undergo work to repair potholes and uneven surfaces. The roads have been included in Cheshire East Council's 2015-16 highway investment programme. Willaston and Rope ...

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 ...
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 Guardian

Crewe Guardian
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Organised by the Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust, the tradition dates back at least 200 years. After stopping in 1920 it was resurrected in 1993, with proceeds supporting various local good causes. Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson rolled the ...
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 ...
Crewe Chronicle
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:57:01 -0800

RESIDENTS angered by plans for up to 400 new homes on the outskirts of Wybunbury say the development is a threat to village life. Developers Mactaggart & Mickel are proposing to develop a 43-acre greenfield site between Dig Lane, Stock Lane and ...
Crewe Chronicle
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:19:26 -0700

WYBUNBURY Delves Primary School children have been busy celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight and showing off their wealth of knowledge. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; LinkedIn. WYBUNBURY Delves Primary School children have been busy celebrating Fairtrade ...

Nantwich News

Nantwich News
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:30:00 -0800

A charity has launched a recruitment drive to find volunteers to work in villages near Nantwich, including Wrenbury, Wybunbury, and Bunbury. Cheshire Community Action wants new volunteers to work with a team of Community Agents. Agents projects have ...

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