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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?



Ripon Re-Viewed Website Design - open for tender

 We're delighted to tell you that our project (generously funded by HLF and NYCC) is moving on apace and we are now in a position to seek the services of a professional web designer, experienced in bringing digitised historical collections to a wider audience.  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.

Details of the tender can be found here.

Find out more about the Ripon Re-Viewed Project here.


Summer - Autumn Newsletter is now available.


Our Christmas Social eveing will take place on Thursday 7 Deember 2017, starting at 7.30pm in the Dining Hall, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon.  There will be wine and nibbles and entertainment - posibly a quiz!

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

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