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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?



We're delighted to tell you that our project (generously funded by HLF and NYCC) is moving on apace. The Ripon Re-Viewed Project has a collection of over 7000 images and we're looking forward to sharing them in an engaging and innovative way.

05-Apr-2018       Why York Civic Trust Matters - David Fraser, Chief Executive of York Civic Trust

03-May-2018    Our Highfield Coach House Project - David and Irene Hall; Highfield Coach House won the Society’s main Award in 2016

17-May-2018  Golden Jubilee Dinner at the Old Deanery Hotel. Further information will follow

23-Jun-2018   National Civic Day: Further information will follow

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 July - YHACS Weekend: Meeting of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies. Further information will follow                   


11-Aug-2018  Day visit by Coach to East Yorkshire, including RAF Holmpton Bunker: Further information will follow


06-Sep-2018    Secret Ripon - David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society


04-Oct-2018    Golden Jubilee Awards Ceremony at Ripon Spa Hotel


01-Nov-2018    The Work of the Landmark Trust in Yorkshire - Linda Lockett, Regional Property Surveyor, The Landmark Trust. This talk will be followed by the Society's AGM

06-Dec-2018      Christmas Social Evening: further information will follow

Programme of Events
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