Heywood, Wiltshire

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

Heywood is located in Wiltshire
 Heywood shown within Wiltshire
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).

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  1. ^ Visions of Britain
  2. ^ Early Wing at Brook Hall, Edington (sic) at britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, accessed 27 May 2012
  3. ^ unit history of WARMINSTER AND WESTBURY at visionofbritain.org.uk, accessed 26 March 2012
  4. ^ London Gazette dated 9 December 2004, Notice: 1001 (Issue: 57490): "The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 10 November 2004 to appoint John Barnard Bush, Esquire, OBE, to be Lord-Lieutenant of and in the County of Wiltshire."

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