The church is located within the St James area of Teignmouth which was designated as a Conservation Area in 1994. The area was extended to include Landscore in 2006.

The Teignmouth St James Conservation Area Character Appraisal (PDF 4Mb)  was adopted by Teignbridge District Council's Executive Committee on 19 May 2008. The document contains some interesting geological, historical and architectural information and about the church and the area. 

More information about conservation areas can be found on Teignbridge District Council's website at http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ConservationAreas.