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Heywood, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1849.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Heywood:

1849-1917 1849-19331849-1880


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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA13
Post TownWestbury