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  Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, England
Ripon is one of England's smaller cathedrals but is still of great interest and the historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner considered the West Front to be the finest in England.
Following the battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Ripon was plundered by the invading Scots but peace was restored and the shrine of St Wilfrid became one of the most important centres of pilgrimage in the north.
Ripon was neglected in the 18th century but the church underwent considerable restoration in the 19th century after it was elevated to cathedral status in 1836.
www.touruk.co.uk /cathedrals/cathyorkshire_ripon.htm   (690 words)

 Ripon : Ripon North Yorkshire England
Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England, 214 miles NNW from London.
Ripon is said to have been made a royal borough by Alfred the Great, and in 937, Athelstan is stated to have granted to the monastery sanctuary, freedom from toll and taxes, and the privilege of holding a court, although both charters attributed to him are known to be spurious.
Ripon was the first school catchment area in England in which parents voted to keep a selective school in 2000.
www.ripononline.co.uk   (1320 words)

 Friends of Ripon Cathedral
Ripon Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in Britain.
The Friends of Ripon Cathedral provide a focus for those who love this magnificent building to help maintain and enhance it as well as to enjoy one another's company through a programme of social, cultural and religious activities.
The Friends recognise the need to preserve and enhance the Cathedral for future generations.
www.riponcathedralfriends.org /index.htm   (116 words)

 Other Properties and Non-Campus Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ripon, England, is situated on a gentle acclivity between the river Ure on the north and the River Skell on the south, and within a small distance from their confluence.
Ripon is the birth place of modern pageantry, the first event of the kind since the days of miracle plays, having taken place there in connection with the Millenary, or Thousandth Anniversary celebrations in 1886.
Ripon was awake, and it is not conceivable that she will again drop into a state of unambitious ease.
www.ripon.edu /Library/Archives/reference/building_ref_man/OtherProperties.html   (916 words)

There was a Choral Society in Ripon as far back as 1888 but, despite flourishing in the early part of the last century, it disbanded after the First World War.
The Society performed in the Hall of Ripon Grammar School during 1976; Holy Trinity Church, Ripon hosted concerts in 1977; St Marys Church, Masham was the setting for a Fauré Requiem in 1988.
Ripon Choral Society is now the largest choir in Yorkshire and with a membership of 170 we are capable of tackling most of the choral repertoire.
www.riponchoralsociety.org.uk /MainPages/history.htm   (682 words)

This Church was wrecked by the Danes but the Saxon crypt is still beneath the present Cathedral which was commissioned in 1080 by Thomas of Bayeux, the first Norman Archbishop of York after the Conqueror’s destruction of much of the north of England as a lesson for the rebellion of 1069.
The Minster finally became a Cathedral in 1836, the centre of the new Diocese of Ripon.
Ripon’s promotional material describes the city as ‘a shoppers’ paradise’; well, you should be warned there’s no Harvey Nichols or Macy’s but, hey, who goes to a place like Ripon for the shops.
www.dalesview.fsnet.co.uk /ripon   (714 words)

 Ripon, North Yorkshire
The most prominent feature of Ripon is the Cathedral, which actually stopped being a cathedral 1150 years until it resumed its function in 1836.
The Norman Cathedral building was begun in the 12th century but even this was built on the site of and earlier Anglo-Saxon church dedicated to Saint Wilfrid in 661 AD - the crypt of which still survives beneath the central tower of today's Cathedral.
Ripon is also one of the few places in the country where you can stand with original seventh century architecture on all sides - at St Wilfred's Needle in the Cathedral crypt.
www.chromavision.co.uk /yt/ripon.htm   (453 words)

 Welcome to Ripon.org
Ripon is a beautiful market town that was founded over 1300 years ago, and is famous as an old Cathedral City where monasteries have stood since the 7th Century.
The old city of Ripon is filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs, and also boasts many historical buildings and museums, including Ripon Cathedral, the Wakeman’s House, Studley Royal, Fountains Abbey and Ripon Spa Gardens where a Victorian bandstand is set.
Ripon is wonderfully located in the heart of the countryside, so there’s always plenty to do.
www.ripon.org   (274 words)

 Signs and Symbols of Ripon College   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"[Ripon] is a Christian college, under the influence of the Congregationalists," said Merriman concerning the College's relationship with the church.
Although Ripon was free of church control and open to students of any denomination or belief, it was under this atmosphere of Christian morality that the seal was adopted.
On one face of the silver knob is the Agnus Dei seal taken from a twelfth century rendering of the seal of the Collegium of St. Wilfred, Ripon.
www.ripon.edu /library/archives/reference/symbols.html   (1278 words)

 Touring Monastic Yorkshire on Britannia: Ripon Cathedral
The chunky twin towers of the great west front of Ripon Cathedral give it the appearance of a big friendly church, honey coloured by the sun.
The present Ripon Cathedral displays architectural features from across the range of the medieval period, though it is largely Norman transitional (choir & transepts) and Perpendicular (nave).
Ripon houses many treasures and is an excellent place for spotting local Northern saints, but it is perhaps best known for the detailed carving of its choir stalls.
www.britannia.com /tours/yorksmon/ripon.html   (252 words)

 Ripon Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most of the interior at Ripon was remodelled again after another disastrous collapse of the stonework in 1450.
In 1836, Ripon became the first new diocese to be created since the Reformation and throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Ripon has continued to respond to the changing needs of its congregation.
Like all medieval Britain's Cathedrals and churches, Ripon suffered under the iconoclasts of the Reformation and Cromwell's army, but there is still a wealth of religious and artistic heritage here that links us with the worshipers and visitors of a millennium and a half.
www.ukheritage.net /religiou/ripon.htm   (471 words)

 Yorkshire Museums of Law and Order at Ripon -Links
Ripon Cathedral and Thorpe Prebend House A uniquely historical place for prayer and worship, as well as a vibrant and important centre of the local community and the arts, the Cathedral dates back more than 1300 years.
Ripon Canal and Marina Designed by John Smeaton in 1766, the recently restored canal is the northernmost point of the UK canal network.
British Waterways Authority Ripon is the most northerly point on the canal system of England; the final stretch of the canal and the canal basin have been re-opened in recent years (www.britishwaterways.co.uk).
www.riponmuseums.co.uk /html/links.html   (1333 words)

We arrived at Ripon Cathedral on a rather dull grey Thursday afternoon and welcomed by Canon Keith Punshon, who gave a very lively and informative account of Wilfrid and his stay at Ripon.
Ripon is the oldest cathedral in England and Wilfrid established a church on the very site of the present cathedral in 672.
Inevitably a rift grew between Alhfrith and his Celtic abbot Eata at Ripon and this culminated in Eata and all his Celtic monks leaving Ripon to return to Melrose in 660/1 and Alhfrith appointed Wilfrid abbot of Ripon in Eata's place.
www.wilfrid.com /Wilfrid_pilgrimage/ripon.htm   (1656 words)

 History Teaching Place To Go : Ripon Cathedral - Burnt Cakes
Situated close to the town centre the Cathedral is a short walk from the car parks, all on one level, bar the art gallery, which can only be accessed via a flight of stairs.
Ripon was linked to the very wealthy Fountains Abbey, as well as being the residence of the Archbishop of York.
Ripon is not the most Beautiful, nor is it the largest, nor either does it have the richest History, but it has a wonderful character.
www.burntcakes.com /reviews/review_268_ptg.html   (162 words)

 Yorkshire Museums of Law and Order at Ripon -Law and Order Trail
Secular justice was dispensed at the Ripon Liberty Courthouse - the early courthouse being replaced by the present courthouse in 1830.
Ripon Cathedral was a collegiate church or Minster until 1836, when the Ripon Diocese was created, and in mediaeval times enjoyed the privilege of granting sanctuary to offending clerics who were tried at the consistory court.
All the buildings survive - the main building is now the offices of the Ripon Social Services, the previous hospital block is being converted to a Community Centre and the earlier Mens' Vagrant block to the east of the gatehouse is now the Ripon Workhouse Museum.
www.riponmuseums.co.uk /html/trail2.html   (1028 words)

 Ripon Cathedral Choristers
Ripon Cathedral has two choirs: Ripon Cathedral Choir, which is the boys' choir, and The Girl Choristers.
The Boy Choristers range in age from 8 to 13 and are boarders at the Cathedral Choir School, which was founded in 1960.
The Choir is involved in three Annual Festivals with other cathedrals, and there are numerous concerts and special services within the Diocese and beyond.
www.riponcathedral.org.uk /boyschoir.php   (187 words)

 What to See in England - Ripon Cathedral (by Gordon Home)
Ripon is situated on the little river Ure in a picturesque valley in the west of Yorkshire.
Ripon is the only cathedral that has glass in the triforium of the choir.
Davids Cathedral • Furness Abbey, Lancashire • Monkwearmouth, Near Jarrow • The Isle of Man • Brantwood • Fowey • Hexham and Hadrian's Wall • The Lake District • Keswick • Alnwick Castle • Lanercost Priory, Cumberland • Lanercost Priory and Stepping-Stones.] • St.
www.authorama.com /what-to-see-in-england-122.html   (522 words)

 Medieval Ripon Cathedral
The cathedral church of Ripon; a short history of the church and a description of its fabric...
Historic Ripon notes historical and descriptive of the city and the cathedral, with their traditions, legends, and folk-lore and a tour through the streets.
Ripon Cathedral church of S. Peter and S. Wilfrid, a concise popular history and description...
vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu /medart/image/England/ripon/main-Ripon.html   (220 words)

 Launch of Cathedral Ale
Beer will be blessed, bells will be rung, the Ripon Horn blower will sound a fanfare and crowds are expected to turn out in force this Wednesday 29th September, when a unique heritage ale is launched in North Yorkshire by Daleside Brewery of Harrogate and Ripon Cathedral.
At the short Cathedral ceremony at 12 noon the Dean of Ripon will name the beer and bless the fruits of the harvest that are the ingredients of the beer and the success of the partnership with Daleside.
Cathedral Bursar, Nigel Clay, added, "We are delighted by the general support and encouragement we have received.
members.aol.com /jhgcarter/press214.htm   (781 words)

 What to do in the Ripon area
Ripon dates from the seventh century and is one of England's smallest cities.
It is known for its historic buildings and the beautiful Ripon Cathedral as well as traditional customs such as "setting the watch".
Ripon is an attractive city (though it hardly feels like a city) with it's market place surrounded by many old buildings.
www.travelaccommodation.co.uk /toursuk/ripontour.htm   (835 words)

 Hotels in Ripon Yorkshire accommodation - Ripon hotels accommodation in Yorkshire UK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ripon is an ideal place to stay when visiting the many attractions of the surrounding towns, villages and areas of outstanding natural beauty in North Yorkshire.
Ripon Racecourse (the Garden Racecourse)Tel: 01765 602156 For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country.
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid, Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, RIPON HG4 1QS Ripon Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals in Britain.
www.kayukay.co.uk /riponhotels.html   (705 words)

 Ripon.org - History
The tradition of the Wakeman, unbroken for over 900 years, is celebrated every night at 9 o'clock as the Hornblower sounds his horn to show he is on duty.
Guests were so diverted with his odd appearance that they would frequently give him a piece of money on the condition that he held it between his nose and his chin.
Once a year, Ripon holds a procession to commemorate the 7th Century founder of Ripon Cathedral, Saint Wilfrid.
www.ripon.org /history.php   (513 words)

 The Diocese of Ripon and Leeds website
Eleven, two metre high panels give a vivid snapshot of landmarks and life throughout the Anglican Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, enabling visitors to see the wide diversity of the an area from south Leeds to the borders of County Durham, served by the Cathedral.
Acting Dean of Ripon Cathedral, Canon Michael Glanville Smith, who led the exhibition team says it is a significant link between the Cathedral and the diocese it serves: “The exhibition is a celebration of the vitality and diversity of the wonderful diocese of Ripon and Leeds.
This is the first time such a comprehensive exhibition of the life of the wider diocese has been mounted in Ripon Cathedral, and Leeds based exhibition company Digital Plus were brought in design the eleven panels.
www.riponleeds.anglican.org /newsitem.php?newsitem=159   (376 words)

 Ripon Cathedral - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage
The Cathedral building itself is part of this continuing act of worship, begun in the C7th when Saint Wilfrid built one of England’s first stone churches on this site, and still renewed ever day.
The minster finally became a cathedral (the church where the Bishop has his cathedra or throne) in 1836, the focal point of the newly created Diocese of Ripon - the first to be established since the Reformation.
Ripon Cathedral is lucky to possess an outstanding nineteenth-century organ, two talented organists and a flourishing choir school.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /museum/AM17304.html   (542 words)

 Ripon Cathedral in Ripon - Yorkshire - UK Attraction
Ripon is one of the country's smallest cities, yet has much to recommend it to the visitor.
The cathedral, with its long and varied history is closely linked to St Wilfrid, Ripon's patron saint, and is said to be the fourth church to have occupied this historic site.
Dominating the surrounding countryside the huge cathedral was constructed largely between 1154 and 1530, with extensive restoration work carried out by Sir Gilbert Scott.
www.ukattraction.com /yorkshire/ripon-cathedral.htm   (231 words)

 Guardian | Dean resigns from Ripon Cathedral post   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dean of Ripon today resigned from his post, avoiding trial before an ecclesiastical court on charges of "conduct unbecoming" and neglect of duty.
An agreement means Mr Methuen will leave Ripon Cathedral by the end of the year, and will take sabbatical leave in the meantime.
The cathedral's barrister, Geoffrey Tattersall QC, said the bishop of Ripon, John Packer, had removed the suspension, or inhibition, on the dean, "and welcomed his return to ministry in the Church of England".
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5180148-103602,00.html   (464 words)

 Corvus '94 - Ripon Cathedral
By the late 12th century, Ripon had received a substantial sum of money to enable it to be reconstructed and enhanced in the Norman Transitional style.
Despite the destruction and disasters that Ripon has suffered over the centuries, there is such an abundance of beauty and outstanding craftsmanship to be seen here.
Visiting Ripon, I was awed with the luxuriance and majesty of this relatively small cathedral situated on the edge of a quiet, market town.
members.aol.com /corvus1994/rip.htm   (672 words)

 Country & Metropolitan PLC - Ripon Cathedral sponsorship   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Ripon Cathedral in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in Britain.
With the recent merger of Country and Metropolitan PLC and the NorthCountry Homes Group we are pleased to be the main sponsors of the forthcoming Christmas concert to be held at Harewood House on Thursday 12th December 2002.
This is in aid of the Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign.
www.candmhomes.com /press_riponcathedral.htm   (393 words)

 Ripon Online Project
We first read about Ripon when a group of Celtic monks was granted land equivalent to 30 or 40 farms by the prince of Northumbria to support a new monastery which, in the 650's, stood probably to the north east of the present Cathedral, near to the site now occupied by Ripon House.
Wilfrid had seen wonderful buildings during a journey to Rome and brought craftsmen to build one of the most impressive churches west of the Alps, dedicated about 672, but he was banished, vindicated, imprisoned, exiled, banished again, dispossessed and eventually, at the synod of the River Nidd (704/5), restored.
The monastery church was adorned with the most magnificent craftsmanship of the age, including an illuminated copy of the gospels written in gold on purple parchment and set with precious gems.
www.ripon.co.uk /history/church.html   (321 words)

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