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Ripon Cathedral : Historic Yorkshire Architecture

Historic Religious Site in Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, northern England, Europe

30 May 2009

Ripon Cathedral Building

Location: north of Harrogate and Leeds, North Yorkshire

Historic North Yorkshire building

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The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid.

Photos © Adrian Welch

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This site was founded as a monastery by Scottish monks in the 660s. It was refounded as a Benedictine monastery by St Wilfrid in 672.

The church became collegiate in the tenth century, and acted as a mother church within the large Diocese of York for the remainder of the Middle Ages.

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The cathedral’s Gothic-style west facade in the Early English style is considered one of the best of its type. The Geometric east window is also architecturally notable.

The seventh-century crypt of Wilfrid’s church is a significant example of early Christian architecture in England.

Status: Grade I listed.

Location: Ripon, Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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