Sir George Gilbert Scott built a new church here for the rector, the Rev. Samuel Irton Fell, between 1850-4. It is in Second Pointed style in slate with stone dressings and has a sandstone south-east steeple with a broach spire. It was one of the first churches in the North to incorporate ideas from the Oxford Movement, but has been criticised for not fitting in with north country style architecture, especially the unusual use of a steeple.