The first church was built in the 13th century and in 1227 William de Withern was appointed vicar.
Believed to be 14th century this Grade I listed church set in the village of Willoughby some 6 miles from Alford.
It has links with the life of John Smith, founder and President of Virginia USA.
It has an impressive tower with four pinnacles and a fine recessed west window. Access to the ringing chamber is via an ancient ladder fashioned from two long tree trunks with sawn logs for steps. Look for the word 'toothache' carved inside.