St James' Church, Broughton

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St James' Church, Broughton
St James' Church, Broughton, from the northwest
St James' Church, Broughton is located in Greater Manchester
St James' Church, Broughton
St James' Church, Broughton
Location in Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°30′19″N 2°15′08″W / 53.5054°N 2.2521°W / 53.5054; -2.2521
Location Great Cheetham Street East, Broughton, Greater Manchester
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St James, Broughton
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Paley and Austin
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1879
Parish St James Hope
Deanery Salford
Archdeaconry Salford
Diocese Manchester
Rector Revd Gary Kennedy

St James' Church is in Great Cheetham Street East, Broughton, Greater Manchester, England. It is an active Anglican parish church, in the deanery of Salford, the archdeaconry of Salford, and the diocese of Manchester. Its benefice has been combined with those of St John the Evangelist, Broughton, and St Clement with St Matthias, Lower Broughton.[1]


The church was built between 1877 and 1879. It was designed by the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin at an estimated cost of £7,000 (£770,000 in 2015).[2] Samuel Clowes gave the site, and paid £2,800 towards its cost. As built, it seated 600 people.[3] In about 1970 the north aisle was subdivided from the nave.[4]


St James' Church is constructed in brick, and it has brick tracery in its windows. It has a tall bellcote at the east end of the nave. The nave windows have pointed arches, while those in the chancel have flat heads. The other features of the church include sheer gables and large buttresses. The authors of the Buildings of England series comment that "it is a good building, but not outstanding, as Paley & Austin's can be".[5]

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  1. ^ St James, Higher Broughton, Church of England, retrieved 31 August 2011 
  2. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  3. ^ Brandwood et al. (2012), p. 230
  4. ^ Brandwood et al. (2012), p. 109
  5. ^ Hartwell, Hyde & Pevsner (2004), p. 631