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HER Number:MDV2361
Name:Modyford Memorial at St Mary’s Parish Church, Bickleigh


Ledger stone in the church tower to Elizabeth Modyford, died 1724.


Grid Reference:SX 520 623
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/1/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COMMEMORATIVE STONE (Dated, XVIII - 1724 AD to 1724 AD)

Full description

Jones, W., 1887, The Slannings of Leye, Bickleigh and Maristow (Article in Serial). SDV162368.

In the tower of Bickleigh church is a ledger stone inscribed: "Here lyeth the body of ye pious and charitable lady Elizabeth Modyford who departed this life the 30th day of March 1724 in the 91st year of her age relict of the Honble Sr James Modyford baronet and daughter of that loyal gentleman Sr Nicholas Slaning baronet (sic) who valient (ly) and heroically ventured & lost his life fighting for the good of his country & his royal master King Charles ye first of blessed memory". On the stone is a shield, with the arms of Modyford impaled with Slanning.

Gray, V., 1982, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV336191.

Extant when visited in 1982.

Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T., 1998, Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal, 68 (Report - non-specific). SDV319814.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162368Article in Serial: Jones, W.. 1887. The Slannings of Leye, Bickleigh and Maristow. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 19. A5 Hardback.
SDV319814Report - non-specific: Dyer, M. J. + Manning, P. T.. 1998. Objective 5B: Lower Tamar Valley Recreation and Land Management Iinitiative: Cultural Heritage Appraisal. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.60. A4 Stapled + Digital. 68.
SDV336191Un-published: Gray, V.. 1982. Parish Checklist.

Associated Monuments

MDV2357Part of: St Mary's Parish Church, Bickleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 17 2017 12:11PM