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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?


Learn more about our photographic project Ripon Re-Viewed, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund; we are currently recruiting a Project Officer and you can find the briefing paper and the advertisement here.


The next meeting will take place on Thursday 5 May at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Grove,Ripon, starting at 7.30pm.  There will be a talk by Dr Adam Bowett on the history of furniture in Northern England

You can read the Society's column, which appears in the Ripon Gazette each week - and browse the archive, too. 

Civic Voice logoRipon Civic Society is a member of 
Civic Voice, the national charity for YHACS logo
the civic movement, and of
The Yorkshire and Humber
Association of Civic Societies  

Ripon Civic Society is grateful to its corporate members for their support.  We invite other local businesses to join them - contact info@riponcivicsociety.org.uk

Eura Audit UK, Accountants -*- Hutchinson & Buchanan, Solicitors -*- Low Lindrick Farms -*- Practice Members, North House Surgery -*- The Ripon Spa Hotel 


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Ripon Civic Society Publications