Modbury is a large village, ecclesiastical parish, civil parish and former manor situated in the South Hams district of the county of Devon in England. Today due to its large size it is generally referred to as a “town” although the parish council has not elected to provide itself the status of a town as it could do below s.245(6) of the Local Government Act 1972, so it does not have a town council and cannot have a town mayor. It is afterward known informally as a “market town”, as from at least 1199 the lord of the manor has held the right to support a regular market. The village is situated upon the A379 road, which connections it to Plymouth and Kingsbridge. The current parish population is nearly 1,500.