Ripon Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid, commonly known as Ripon Cathedral, and until 1836 known as Ripon Minster, is a cathedral in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon. 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.[2] The present church is the fourth, and was built between the 13th and 16th centuries. In 1836 the church became the cathedral for the Diocese of Ripon.[3] In 2014 the Diocese was incorporated into the new Diocese of Leeds, and the church became one of three co-equal cathedrals of the Bishop of Leeds.

The cathedral is notable architecturally for its gothic west front in the Early English style, considered one of the best of its type, as well as the Geometric east window.[3] The seventh-century crypt of Wilfrid’s church is a significant example of early Christian architecture in England.[3] The cathedral has Grade I listed building status.

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 19th 2020

6 Responses to “Ripon Cathedral”

  1. lisl says:

    A cathedral I have never managed to visit, so I appreciate the pictures you have shown here, Cherie

  2. Such impressive architecture, as ever on your jaunts. Do you have diminishing list of English cathedrals, castles and stately homes not yet visited?

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