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.
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
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
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
little hamlet is one short no through road
just to the east of Heytesbury. Population
Camp, was laid out in 1914 for the Artillery, is bounded by the
Salisbury and Amesbury roads.
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.