Church of St James, Stenner Lane, Didsbury - Manchester

C17 church rebuilt and enlarged in C19. Distinctive tower of 1620, with a parapet of large openwork hoops with crocketed corner pinnacles. There are incidents of severe water ingress caused by defective rainwater goods. At the time of visiting, plaster had been removed from the interior in one problem area to allow the wall to dry out, and plans to improve drainage were in development.

Church of St James, Stenner Lane, Didsbury - Manchester
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1270663
  • Local Planning Authority: Manchester
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Stenner Lane
  • Locality: Didsbury
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Manchester
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Manchester, Withington
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA