The new parish of Rhosddu was formed by an Order in Council in 1886, containing the townships of Acton, Bieston and Gourton (from the parish of Wrexham), the township of Borras Riffri (from the parish of Gresford), and the township of Stansty (from the parish of Gwersyllt).
In 1888, small parts of the townships of Broughton and Gwersyllt, from the parish of Gwersyllt, were added to it.
In 1972, Rhosddu reverted to the parish of Wrexham.
Ordnance Survey reference SJ 332511.
The foundation stone of the new church, which is dedicated to St. James, was laid on 30 September 1874.
It was opened for worship in January 1876, although it was not consecrated until 27 April 1886.
"Welsh Church Commission - County of Denbigh - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" lists the following nonconformist places of worship in the Civil parish of Stansty :
The following Parish Registers have been deposited at the Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin.
They may be viewed on microfilm at the Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices, at the A.N. Palmer Library, Wrexham, and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
These microfilms are not available elsewhere.
1886 - 1975
1887 - 1990
There are no Bishop's Transcripts for St. James, Rhosddu.
There are no official I.G.I. entries for St. James, Rhosddu.