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Ifftwn / Ifton

"IFTON, a parish in the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Chepstow. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The living is a rectory united with the rectory of Rogiett, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church has long been in ruins."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • Hopkins, Anthony     An Early Gwent Charter            Gwent Local History vol 85 1998     Welsh Journals Online   


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ifftwn / Ifton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches established after 1851.

Ifton Parish; Statistics; Area 2155 acres; Population 22 males, 12 females, total 34

  • No entry for the Parish Church - said to be misplaced owing to confusion with Itton parish  -  although Lewis 1848 says Ifton church had been demolished anyway.

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • The Parish Registers of Wales (NLW, 1986) states that there are no visible remains of a church at Ifftwn / Ifton, and whilst the parish has long been associated with Roggiet, no separate records survive.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ifftwn / Ifton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST466879 (Lat/Lon: 51.587364, -2.772196), Ifftwn / Ifton which are provided by: