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Encyclopedia > Ripon Cathedral
The west front of Ripon minster
The west front of Ripon minster
The interior of the cathedral
The interior of the cathedral
The East end
The East end

Ripon Cathedral in Ripon was founded in 672, when it is believed to have been the second stone building erected in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria. The crypt dates from this period. Download high resolution version (2023x1440, 770 KB)The west front of Ripon cathedral File links The following pages link to this file: Ripon Cathedral ... Download high resolution version (2023x1440, 770 KB)The west front of Ripon cathedral File links The following pages link to this file: Ripon Cathedral ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 610 KB) Summary Ripon Cathedral Inside Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 610 KB) Summary Ripon Cathedral Inside Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 637 KB) Summary East end of Ripon Cathedral Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 637 KB) Summary East end of Ripon Cathedral Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Map sources for Ripon at grid reference SE3171 Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England, 214 miles NNW from London. ... Events April 11 - Adeodatus succeeds Vitalian as Pope. ... Our earth is composed of three main types of rock, each having been formed in its own special way. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian or Anglo-Saxon kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the earldom which succeeded the kingdom. ...


The cathedral is one of the UK's smallest, yet one of the tallest at the same time. A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Lutheran or Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...


People have been coming to worship and pray at Ripon for more than 1,350 years. The Cathedral building itself is part of this continuing act of worship, begun in the 7th century when Saint Wilfrid built one of England’s first stone churches on this site, and still renewed every day. Within the nave and choir, you can see the evidence of 800 years in which master craftsmen have expressed their faith in wood and stone. Wilfrid (c. ...


Today’s church is in fact the fourth to have stood on this site. Saint Wilfrid brought stonemasons, plasterers and glaziers from France and Italy to build his great basilica in AD 672. A contemporary account by Eddius Stephanus tells us: The Basilica of St. ...


“In Ripon, Saint Wilfrid built and completed from the foundations to the roof a church of dressed stone, supported by various columns and side-aisles to a great height and many windows, arched vaults and a winding cloister.”


Devastated by the English king in AD 948 as a warning to the Archbishop of York, only the crypt of Wilfrid’s church survived but today this tiny 7th century chapel rests complete beneath the later grandeur of Archbishop Roger de Pont l’Evêque’s 12th century minster. The Archbishop of York, Primate of England, is the metropolitan of the Province of York, and is the junior of the two archbishops of the Church of England, after the Archbishop of Canterbury. ...


A second minster soon arose at Ripon, but it too perished – this time in 1069 at the hands of William the Conqueror. Thomas of Bayeux, first Norman Archbishop of York, then instigated the construction of a third church, traces of which were incorporated into the later chapter house of Roger’s minster. A minster is a type of cathedral. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Thomas (d. ...


The exceptional Early English west front was added in 1220, its twin towers originally crowned with wooden spires and lead. Major rebuilding had to be postponed due to the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses but resumed after the accession of Henry VII of England and the restoration of peace in 1485. The nave was widened and the central tower partially rebuilt. Ripon Cathedral’s exquisite misericords were carved about this time. The Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) is the name generally given to the intermittent civil war fought over the throne of England between adherents of the House of Lancaster and the House of York. ... Henry VII (January 28, 1457 – April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509), was the founder of the Tudor dynasty. ... Misericords are small wooden shelves underneath folding seats in order to provide some level of comfort for those standing during long periods of prayer. ...


But in 1547, before this work was finished, Edward VI dissolved Ripon’s college of canons. All revenues were appropriated by the Crown and the tower never received its last Perpendicular arches. It was not until 1604 that James I of England issued his Charter of Restoration. Edward VI King of England and Ireland Edward VI (12 October 1537–6 July 1553) was King of England and King of Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. ... James VI of Scotland and James I of England and Ireland (Charles James) (19 June 1566–27 March 1625) was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland. ...


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 and Leeds - the first to be established since the Reformation. This page is a list of Church of England Dioceses, along with their geographic location and the foundation dates of those founded in the modern era, i. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...


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Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, England (690 words)
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.
Ripon : Ripon North Yorkshire England (1320 words)
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.
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