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Believe it or not, the village of Wybunbury and the Italian town of Pisa have something in common

 Wybunbury’s 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). The tower was stabilised using under excavation by James Trubshaw in 1832 and this is the earliest known application of the technique, which was also used more notably to stabilise the Leaning Tower of Pisa! So it could be claimed that if it wasn’t for Wybunbury one of the world’s most famous monuments may have inclined its way to a decline.

There are four Commonwealth service war graves of World War I in the original churchyard and, in the neighbouring churchyard extension, another three from the same war as well as four from World War II.

The parish also includes the lowland raised bog of Wybunbury Moss, a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Wybunbury Tower

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Wybunbury Tower leaflet (pdf)

Wybunbury Moss leaflet (pdf)