Friends of Iffley Village

A website for our community

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Iffley is proud of its long history and varied landscapes including a weir and lock,  and the ancient and magnificent St Mary’s Church in its spacious churchyard.


It boasts a huge variety of buildings constructed over the past nine centuries, which greatly contribute to its much-valued village atmosphere.


In 1969, Oxford City Council declared part of Iffley to be a Conservation Area. This was extended in 1985 to cover three-quarters of the village, including many historical buildings, several modern housing developments and some of the river frontage and fields.



Iffley Glebe

Iffley Tapestry made by Iffley residents in 1987, which  hangs in the Church Hall. More information may be gained from a booklet sold in the Community Shop.

Within this zone, owners must maintain buildings, trees, fields and stone walls (many made from local limestone) and any modifications are subject to special regulations aimed at preserving Iffley's unique character.


A suburb of Oxford since 1928, Iffley no longer has a Parish Council.


FOIV was founded in 1959 to conserve Iffley’s essential character for the benefit of its residents, businesses and visitors; to monitor and guide plans proposed for the future of the village, and to foster community spirit.



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Mathematical Bridge at Iffley Lock

Security Parking Controls in Church Way & Iffley Turn £4101 raised by NGS in Iffley New website for film night

This all-volunteer amenity group of around 400 members is funded from annual subscriptions and has no tax-raising powers.