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Modbury, Devon

Modbury is a town and parish in the South Hams region of the English county of Devon. It is situated on the A379 road, which links it to Plymouth and Kingsbridge. The current parish population is approximately 1,500.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6551
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01548
Population1,454 (2001)

Other names by which Modbury, Devon has been known in the past

Modbery ~ Mortherry ~ Motheria ~ Mortberie ~ Motberia ~ Motbilie

Modbury, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Modbury, small town and par., Devon, 3½ miles SE. of Ivybridge and 12 miles E. of Plymouth, 6258 ac., pop. 1543; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. This town has an ancient history. Modbury Court (now in ruins), long the seat of the Champernownes, was fortified as early as 1334; it was garrisoned by the Parliamentarians in 1642. Modbury has an agricultural trade, also tanning, &c.

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