A website for our community
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.
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.
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.
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.
This all-volunteer amenity group of around 400 members is funded from annual subscriptions and has no tax-raising powers.
Mathematical Bridge at Iffley Lock
Anyone living in or near Iffley(no matter how briefly) is very welcome to join FOIV.