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Heywood, Wiltshire

Coordinates: 51°16′55″N 2°11′03″W / 51.2819°N 2.1841°W / 51.2819; -2.1841

Population 790 (2001 census)
Civil parish Heywood
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places

Heywood is a civil parish near Westbury in the county of Wiltshire in England, UK.[1] It has 790 inhabitants.


For most of its history, Heywood formed part of the parish and hundred of Westbury. A separate civil parish of Heywood was created in the late 19th century, with its own late Victorian parish church, since redundant.

The Grade I listed Brook Hall is within the parish,[2] on the Brokerswood side of the West Wilts Trading Estate, almost all of which is within the parish of Heywood.


From 1935 until 1974, Heywood was part of the Warminster and Westbury Rural District, which was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972, when it joined the new West Wiltshire district.[3] Since the abolition of West Wiltshire as a district in 2009, all significant local government functions have been carried out by the new Wiltshire Council unitary authority.

The member of parliament for Heywood is Andrew Murrison (Conservative).

Notable people


  • W. H. Hamilton Rogers, The Strife of the Roses & Days of the Tudors in the West (Exeter: 1890): on-line text
  • Wiltshire Victoria County History, vol. 8, Westbury Hundred

External links

  • Wilts. Gazette & Herald, 15 Oct. 2004, article on Brook Hall
  • Wiltshire Community History: Heywood

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