Hugh Heywood

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Hugh Christopher Lemprière Heywood (5 November 1896 – 8 May 1987) was an Anglican priest[1] and author[2] in the mid 20th century.

Heywood was born on 5 November 1896[3][page needed] to Lt.-Col. Charles Christopher Heywood and Mildred Ella (née Lemprière).[4] He was educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a descendant of the banker Sir Benjamin Heywood, 1st Baronet.[5]

After World War I service with the Manchester Regiment,[6] Heywood transferred to the British Indian Army in 1917 and was attached to the 74th Punjabis. He served as a staff captain from 1919 until 1922. During his service, he was mentioned in dispatches and wounded.[citation needed] He retired in January 1923. He then returned to England, studied at Cambridge University and was ordained at Ely in 1926.[3] He held curacies at St Andrew the Great in Cambridge and Holy Cross, Greenford, after which he was a Fellow, Tutor and Dean at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge until 1945. From then until 1969 he was Provost of Southwell Minster.[citation needed] He spent the remaining years of his life as vicar of Upton, Nottinghamshire.[7]

He died on 8 May 1987.[3] In 1920 he had married Margaret Marion Vizard.[8] They had two children.[9]


  1. ^ Sequestrators of Eakring Rectory
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote "The Worshipping Community", 1938; "On a Golden Thread", 1960; and "Finding Happiness in Remembering", 1978 British Library web site accessed 19:03 GMT Thursday 15 July 2010
  3. ^ a b c Who was Who 1897-2007, London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 2003, vol. 2, p. 1903
  5. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 2003, vol. 2, p. 1902
  6. ^ London Gazette
  7. ^ "HEYWOOD, Hugh (Very Revd.) (of Southwell)". Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ London at the Opening of the Twentieth Century, Charles Welch, W. T. Pike, 1905, p. 363
  9. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 2003, vol. 2, p. 1903
  • Beeson, Trevor. Priests and Prelates: The Daily Telegraph Clerical Obituaries - The very Reverend Hugh Heywood. Google Books
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Conybeare
Provost of Southwell
Succeeded by
John Pratt