Church of St James, Victoria Road, New Brighton - Wirral

Sir GG Scott 1854 Gothic Revival church, elaborately painted canted chancel, five bay north and south arcade. Soaring landmark five-stage tower which has undergone extensive restoration with funding support under the Heritage Lottery Fund's Grants for Places of Worship scheme. Another phase is underway to the lower tower and bell louvres, together with conservation of the wall paintings in the chancel. A further stone restoration phase of work is required before the church can be removed from the Register.

Church of St James, Victoria Road, New Brighton - Wirral
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1273545
  • Local Planning Authority: Wirral
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Victoria Road
  • Locality: New Brighton
  • County: Merseyside
  • District / Borough: Wirral
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wallasey
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II