Wybunbury Tower
Wybunbury Tower
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,940 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Me and Hubby visited here last Sunday morning. It is located next to the beer garden of The Swan Inn (CW5 7NA). There is free roadside parking. The tower is on a Saxon site. It used to be part of the original St. Chad's Church which was demolished in 1833 due to unstable foundations. The Church building was replaced in 1892 but this was eventually demolished for the same reason in 1977.

The solitary square tower (which leans to the north) is now a Grade 2 listed monument. It is 96 feet high and consists of 5 stages. There are small statues of Bishops around the doorway (locked). I liked the wrought iron clock face. Apparently the bells x 6 were cast in 1791.

The lychgate serves also as a war memorial. There was an information board about the history of the village and an extensive graveyard. Well done to the local Tower Preservation Trust for protecting this iconic landmark.
Written July 4, 2019
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Paul H
Huddersfield, UK1,604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Linked to the chuch the tower is a watchtower primarily. Surrounded by woods and maintains by a trust. Volunteers work hard to raise money that's ploughed back to secure the towers future.
Wybunbury village lies within South Cheshire, the village falls 5 miles south of Crewe and 3.5 miles east of Nantwich. One of the main features of Wybunbury is the medieval Tower. The Tower dominates the village and its surrounding countryside. It is a Grade A listed building, 96 feet high dating from the 15th Century. The Tower stands on a small hill at the junction of Main Road and Bridge Street, in the centre of a Conservation Area. Wybunbury Church was built in 1893.
The Church was at some time dedicated to the Mercian Bishop of St. Chad who established his See at Lichfield in 669. Known as the ‘Hanging Steeple of Wybunbury’ because of its tendency to lean, the Tower has undergone two remarkable feats of engineering to straighten it. The Church was demolished in 1977.
A new Church for Wybunbury was soon built on a new site further down Main Road ‘St Chad’s Church’. The Tower remained intact on the churchyard grounds, in splendid isolation as a landmark for South Cheshire. The Tower now belongs to the people of Wybunbury, who formed a Trust to save it and its six bells in 1986
Written January 24, 2019
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Barb
Crewe, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Enjoy a walk or cycle around Cheshire countryside, then stop off for lunch in a lovely setting at The Swan, next to the tower.
Written February 24, 2018
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John F
Winsford, UK320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Not much to see here - just the old church tower left after the church was demolished due to subsidence. However, the pub next door has loads of real ales with superb food to match making it well worth the visit.
Written May 16, 2017
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,795 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
You can spend 10 minutes or so looking at the leaning tower without a church, but the only interesting feature is the information board that explains how it was returned to nearer vertical in the 1830s, and then again in the 1970s.
Written December 10, 2013
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Adamcurrie1
Crewe, UK60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
Wybunbury Tower, or the “The Hanging Steeple of Wimberie” is a 15th century church tower saved from demolition in the 1980’s by a dedicated group of villagers now known as the Wybunbury Tower Preservation trust. Be sure to visit during the Wybunbury Fig Pie wakes - this is when you can go to the top. You have to climb a long spiral staircase to get to the top - very cramped and tight so not a good idea for very small children or the disabled
Written May 19, 2013
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Angela L
Nantwich, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
WybunburyTower is the oldest building in the village and was part of a church built in the late 15th Century on the site. It has a bell tower which still chimes daily. Interesting building which opens a few times a year to allow people to ascend the tower and view the gorgeous surrounding Cheshire countryside. It next opens during the annual Fig Pie event on Saturday 10th June 2017, There are also lovely walks on the nearby Wybunbury Moss and two lovely pubs next to the tower available for food.
Written March 5, 2017
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eirelav57
Nantwich, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This tower is full of history. It is well situated near a fabulous pub. Occasionally the tower is open to the public and it has wonderful views from the top.
Written April 25, 2016
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Anna G
Nantwich, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Loved the history, the guide was amazing so informative. A fabulous part of the village and worth a look. Please support the leaning tower.
Written November 13, 2014
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margaretedwards53
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A little village near to where I live. Wybunbury has a lovely village feel with a general store and post office. The tower has a slight lean to it and a magnificent view from the top of the Tower. I have been up myself and can recommend you see for yourself if you have the chance.
Written June 26, 2023
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