Heywood, an ecclesiastical parish in Westbury parish, Wiltshire, 1 mile from Westbury station on the G.W.R., near Salisbury Plain and the boundary with Somerset It was constituted in 1849, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Westbury. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 465. Heywood House was built by the Leys in the time of James I., and is now the seat of the Lopes family. There is a mineral spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £290 with residence. The church, in the Decorated style, was built in 1849.
The register dates from the year 1849.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Heywood:
Church of England
Holy Trinity (parish church)
The church of the Holy Trinity is of stone, in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a small western open bell cot containing 3 bells: the church was built and endowed by the late Henry Gaisford Gibbs Ludlow esq. and will seat 250.
Online maps of Heywood are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: