Welcome to Modbury, a heritage market town that is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.



Many people have left the Modbury area over the centuries, for a life in the New World of the Americas, principally Canada and the USA, as well as Mexico. This means many families from those countries use our website to research their family history; and some even travel here to find information about their ancestors.

In an effort to make the adventure of accessing family roots both informative and exciting, the Modbury and District Information Centre is creating links to the ancient church of St. George, the Devon Rural Archive at Shilstone, just outside of the town, and the Modbury History Society web site.

Modbury Heritage Society  Devon Rural Archive  Find my Past  The National Archive