Heywood, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Heywood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Wiltshire, created in 1849 from chapelry in Westbury Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Hawkeridge.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1849
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1849

Nonconformists include: Independent Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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..

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Heywood, 1849-1880 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heywood (Wiltshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Westbury (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Heywood, 1849-1936 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Heywood (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Westbury, Wiltshire 1773-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Westbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury and Whorwellsdown
  • Hundred: Westbury (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury