Heywood  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Heywood like this:

HEYWOOD, a chapelry in Westbury parish, Wilts; near the Somerset and Weymouth railway, and near Salisbury plain and the boundary with Somerset, 1 mile N of Westbury. It was constituted in 1849; and its post town is Westbury. Rated property, £3, 179. Pop. 516. Houses, 119. The property is divided among a few. Heywood House was built by the Leys, in the time of James I.; and passed to the Phippses. There is a mineral spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £300.* Patron, H. G. G. Ludlow, Esq. The church is very good..

Heywood through time

Heywood is now part of West Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Heywood itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Heywood in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2020

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