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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. [4]


  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. 1 2 3 Who was Who 1897-2007, London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  4. 1 2 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
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