[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"RIPON, a market and parish-town, in the lower-division of Claro, liberty of Ripon; 6 miles from Boroughbridge, 7 from Ripley, 10 from Masham and Oak Tree Inn, Leeming Lane, 11 from Harrogate and Thirsk, 12 from Knaresborough, 13 from Bedale, 17 from Northallerton, 17¾ from Hopper Lane Inn, 20 from Leyburn and Otley, 43 from York, 212 from London. Market, Thursday. Fairs, Thursday after January 13; May 13 and 14; and first Thursday and Friday in June, for horned cattle, sheep, woollen cloth, &c. first Thursday after August 2; first Thursday in November; and November 23, for horned cattle, &c. Bankers, Old Bank, Messrs, Harrisons and Terrys, draw on Messrs. Willis, Percival, and Co. 76, Lombard Street; Ripon and Nidderdale Bank, Messrs. Coates and Co. draw on Messrs. Sir James Esdaile and Co. 21, Lombard Street; Ripon Bank, Messrs. Brittains and Thackwray, draw on Sir Richard Carr Glynn, Bart. and Co. 12, Birchin Lane. Principal Inns, Unicorn, and Black Bull. Pop. 4,563. This Church is both parochial and collegiate, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Wilfrid, and is built in the form of a cross. Patron, the King." (There is further information for Ripon).
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
In addition, Phil Draper has some photographs and historical and architectural information on his web page for the Ripon Churches of Holy Trinity and St. Wilfrid's (the latter is a Roman Catholic church).
Malcolm Street has set up a web-site for Greenhow Hill giving information on some of the village families and the Lead Mining in the area etc. This includes a condensed version of the book "T'ill an' T'Oade Uns Upuv Greenho'" by Harald Bruff, 1920.
You can see pictures of Ripon which are provided by: