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Ripon Civic Society

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Welcome to Ripon Civic Society

We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area.

Our aims include:

  • promoting heritage protection and conservation projects in the city and area
  • promoting the highest levels of architecture, planning and design
  • stimulating public awareness of the best qualities of Ripon and the surrounding area
    acting as a leading voice in the development and prosperity of the city and the surrounding area.

    The Society has almost 200 members and is a strong voice in Ripon.  Why not join us?


RiponRe-Viewedlogo.jpgWe have begun our Ripon Re-Viewed Photographic Project, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Find our more here.


Our Winter 2016/17 newsletter is now available.


The next meeting will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017, when Richard Almond will speak on 'Medieval Hunting' (this talk is one of those arranged by Ripon Historical Society).  The meeting, in Allhallowgate Church Hall, begins at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome, at a cost of £3.00.

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