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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 Summer - Autumn Newsletter is now available.


The next meeting will take place on Thursday 2 November 2017, when Patrick Wildgust, Curator of Shandy Hall in Coxwold, will talk on 'The Beauties of Sterne'.  The meeting, in Allhallowgate Church Hall, begins at 7.30pm, and will be followed by the Society's AGM. Non-members are welcome, at a cost of £3.00.

e-mail info@riponcivicsociety.org.uk for more information on visits.

Programme of Events
Ripon Civic Society Publications