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Welcome to Modbury

Modbury is a civil parish within South Hams District and Devon County

As part of the wider parish, the town of Modbury lies in a hollow surrounded by the rolling hills and ridges of the South Hams. Its dignified terraced houses, slate-hung walls, old shop windows and classical doorways combine to create a fine urban townscape in a rural setting. The parish includes the surrounding countryside and farms and is bounded by the River Erme to the west and stretches as far as California Cross in the east.It included the Hamlets of Brownston and Shearlangstone. Modbury Town boasts a thriving community with vibrant shops, businesses and eateries. it has much to explore, including the many walks within the bounds of the parish. it is also steeped in history and holds an annual May Fair enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.It is teeming with community clubs and events. In recent years it has welcomed many new dwellings introducing a new demographic to the town. it has a thriving primary school, Anglican and Catholic Churches and a Health Centre.

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Councillors and Staff

Area Information


  • Population Estimate


  • District

    South Hams District Council

  • County

    Devon County Council

  • Region

    South West

  • Country


  • Postcode District


  • Dialling Code


  • Police Force

    Devon and Cornwall Police

  • Fire Authority

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

  • Health Area

    NHS Devon CCG

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