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Heytesbury - Wiltshire, England

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  • Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury (c.1503 - 1540)
    Former squire of the body to Henry VIII, Sir Walter was attainted by act of parliament in 1540. Walter was charged with an involvement in various seditious plots against the King and also with ‘committ...
  • Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon (1886 - 1967)
    First Name: Siegfried Lorraine Surname: Sassoon Rank: Captain Service From Date: 1914 Gallantry Awards: Military Cross Instituted on 28th December 1914 the Military Cross (M.C.) is the thir...
  • Sir Robert Hungerford, Knt. (c.1285 - 1352)
    Served as a Knight of the shire for the county of Wiltshire 9 times - The Hungerford Cartulary - Wiltshire Record Society Introduction p xv Sir Robert de Hungerford (c1285-1352) founded a chantry i...
  • Jane Hungerford (1446 - 1517)
  • Sir Walter III de Hungerford (c.1314 - aft.1365)
    “The venerable remains of Farley Castle, the renowned baronial residence of the Hungerfords, is situated about six miles south-east from bath, in the county of Somerset. It is supposed to derive its na...

Heytesbury, Wiltshire

Heytesbury is a village (formerly considered to be a town) and a civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is in the Wylye Valley, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Warminster.

The civil parish includes most of the small neighbouring settlement of Tytherington, and it shares a parish council with Imber and Knook.

  • Population 696 (in 2011)
  • OS grid reference ST925426
  • Civil parish Heytesbury
  • Ceremonial county Wiltshire
  • Region South West
  • Country England
  • Sovereign state United Kingdom
  • Post town WARMINSTER
  • Dialling code 01985
  • Website

Notable People

  • Hungerford family
  • Siegfried Sassoon (Poet) spent the latter part of his life at Heytesbury House, which he purchased in 1933, and his son * George Sassoon grew up there and inherited the house, which he eventually sold.
  • Robert Dyer began life as a Heytesbury shoemaker.
  • William Cunnington (the antiquary) was of Heytesbury.
  • Major-General Glyn Gilbert (1920–2003) settled at Heytesbury.

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