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"WYBUNBURY, a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Bartherton, Basford, Blakenhall, Bridgemere, Checkley with Wrinehill, Chorlton, Doddington, Hatherton, Hough, Hunsterson, Lea, Rope, Shavington with Gresty, Sound, Stapeley, Walgherton, Weston, Willaston, and Wybunbury, and containing 4146 inhabitants, of which number, 429 are in the township of Wybunbury, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Nantwich. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester,rated in the king's books at £13. 12. 1., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. The church, dedicated to St. Chad, was rebuilt in 1595; it is a spacious structure, with carved wooden ceilings and a lofty pinnacled tower, which leans a little to the north-east. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A school, founded by the late Sir Thomas Delves, Bart., is conducted on the National system, and attended by one hundred and thirty-four boys, of whom twenty receive annually a blue coat and cap each: the same individual endowed a school for ten girls, each of whom have a blue gown and bonnet annually; also four others in different parts of the parish, which afford instruction to sixty six girls. There is, besides, a boys' school, called the Wybunbury Charity, built by subscription about two hundred years ago, and endowed by several persons for the instruction of twenty boys. An hospital, dedicated to the Holy Cross and St. George, for a master and brethren, existed here before 1464." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wybunbury (pronounced Wi-ben-bree), also a township in Wybunbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6950), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Blakelow (part), Clannor Heath, Daisy Hill, The Flasg, Haymoor Green (part), Howbeck Bank (part) and Pinfold.
  • The population was 278 in 1801, 530 in 1851, 516 in 1901, 752 in 1951, and 1474 in 2001.


  • Wybunbury: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Wybunbury.
  • Wybunbury, Wesley Place Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1817, rebuilt in 1831, 1864. Registers of marriages 1925-1969 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
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  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
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