The History of St. George’s

St George’s Church Modbury is an Anglican parish church and was formerly a dependency of Modbury Priory. Built mainly in the early 14th Century, it is a Grade 1 listed building; a spacious and handsome structure, with a tower, containing six bells, and crowned by a spire, rising to a height of about 134 feet.

These pages try to trace and set out the history of the building and surrounding churchyard. Grateful thanks is given to all of those who have provided and compiled the information, especially to the Modbury History Society.  Once this work is completed, it will be made available as a printed and bound book.

2 Comments on “The History of St. George’s”

  1. Hello,

    I have a couple of questions about the history of this Church. My ancestor William Bunker attended this church in the 1860’s. His name was William Bunker and it is said there is a plaque located in the church with his name on it. According to family lore he was one of the men who rang church bells for 2 hrs and 32 minutes successfully January 3, 1867. If this is true what had been the purpose of ringing the bells for such a long time.

  2. Hello

    I have checked the church records and cannot find any record of William Bunker. I have also checked the plaque records and again, I am afraid no William Bunker. Please let me know if there is more that we can assist with

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