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   


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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 built 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

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    • 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.

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