Ripon Minster, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Ripon Minster, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 30 July 2001 © Mr Chris Broadribb. Source Historic England Archive ref: 330149

The earliest church was a Scottish monastery. It was re-organised by St Wilfrid along Benedictine lines in c660. Some time between 660 and 1060-69 it was re-founded as a College of secular canons, under the patronage of the Archbishop of York. It was at the same time a parish church, which it remained after the College was dissolved at the Dissolution of the Chantries in 1547. In 1604 the College was re-founded by James I. It was dissolved during the Commonwealth, but re-founded again in 1660. In 1836 Ripon became a diocese consisting of the western part of the Diocese of York and the Yorkshire part of the Diocese of Chester. The College was replaced by a Dean and Chapter, and the church became a cathedral, which it remains.


North Yorkshire Ripon


Anglo Saxon (Britons/English/Vikings) (410 - 1065)


monastery dissolution church cathedral religion faith anglo saxon (410 - 1065)