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HEYTESBURY VILLAGE

Heytesbury lies in the beautiful Wylye Valley just off the A36, 3 miles SE of the ancient market town of Warminster, Wiltshire.  It has a population of about 600.

The village has a Church of England Primary School http://www.heytesbury.wilts.sch.uk/ and Hedgehogs a Pre-School and Toddler Group.  One shop/post office and two public houses, The Angel and The Red Lion.

In the middle of the High Street there stands one of the curious little “blind houses”, an octagonal building with stone-tiled roof containing a dome, in which many years ago, offenders were locked up by the village constable.  This was restored in 2007.  Sarah Buttenshaw recorded the project in words and photographs, click on the link - click here to open  Access at any reasonable time. Keyholder details displayed on nearby noticeboard, High Street, Heytesbury. Key held at Heytesbury Post Office which is open daily except Sunday (closed 1- 2pm Monday - Friday, from 12 noon on Saturdays and from 1pm on Wednesdays) £10.00 deposit required for key.  See also  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/conGap.1972

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KNOOK VILLAGE

This little hamlet is one short no through road just to the east of Heytesbury.  Population approximately 60.

Knook Camp, was laid out in 1914 for the Artillery, is bounded by the Salisbury and Amesbury roads.

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TYTHERINGTON VILLAGE

This little hamlet, has always been part of the parish of Heytesbury.  Very much an agricultural area with two farms.  One remains as a working farm, and the other more concerned with equestrian events.  The population is approximately 80.