The church stands SE of this N Yorkshire village. The medieval church was demolished and rebuilt with a W tower, nave and chancel in 1821, but elements of a Romanesque doorway were re-installed at the W end.
In 1170 Walter Ingram gave the church of Arncliffe and Welbury to the Augustinian canons at Guisbrough. This grant was confirmed by Henry II in 1182 and by Walter's son c.1186 (Brown 1902, 125-28)
W. Brown, ‘Ingleby Arncliffe’, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 16 (1902) 122-226.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Yorkshire: The North Riding, New Haven and London, 1966 (2002), 200.
Victoria County History: York North Riding, vol. 2, 1923, 240-43.