Church of St James, Roscow Avenue, Breightmet - Bolton

Church of 1855 by W R Corson. Coursed and squared stone walls with slate roof. Early English Gothic style with west tower and broach spire, nave with two aisles, clerestory and chancel. At risk because of extensive nail fatigue resulting in a rapidly failing slate roof. There is also significant structural movement at the head of the tower staircase.

Church of St James, Roscow Avenue, Breightmet - Bolton
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JAMES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1388249
  • Local Planning Authority: Bolton
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St James
  • Street Name: Roscow Avenue
  • Locality: Breightmet
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • District / Borough: Bolton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bolton North East
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Peter Barlow 0161 242 1428

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England