Modbury, Devon

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Modbury is a village in Devon

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Modbury within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Modbury in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Modbury in the Domesday Book

A village in Alleriga hundred, in the county of Devon.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

Photos of Modbury is a Good Stuff website.