Arncliffe

Arncliffe

Arncliffe (Old English, earna-clif: eagles cliff) is the biggest village in Littondale.

‘The situation of Arncliffe Church is extremely sweet and lovely’, wrote its vicar, William Boyd in 1893. ‘It has no wonderful architectural pretension, but there is a soft repose about its pleasant old tower and a cared for appearance throughout.’ Arncliffe also has The Falcon, a good old fashioned pub once known as The Shoulder of Mutton; the school; farm houses and cottages encircling the village green where the annual Fête is held and the village hall.

It no longer has its Post Office, nor the shop that flourished at the Old Smithy.