Church of St James, Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby - Harrogate

Church of 1856 designed in a High Victorian style by William Butterfield for Viscount Downe of Baldersby Park. Constructed from snecked stone with ashlar dressings and a roof of mixed materials. Internally Butterfield's interior remains intact. The nave and chancel roofs have been re-covered and the east window has been repaired, but the aisle roofs are still in need of repair.

Church of St James, Wide Howe Lane, Baldersby - Harrogate
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1296495
  • Local Planning Authority: Harrogate
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Wide Howe Lane
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Harrogate
  • Parish: Baldersby
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Skipton and Ripon
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Fair
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA