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The Ancient Parish of RIPON

[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.

  • Aismunderby
  • Aldfield
  • Bell Flash House
  • Bellwood
  • Bewerley
  • Birkby Nab
  • Birkley Nab
  • Bishop Monkton
  • Bishop Thornton
  • Bishopside
  • Bishopton
  • Bondgate
  • Braithwaite
  • Breckamoor House
  • Bridge Hewick
  • Bridgehouse Gate
  • Clotherholme
  • Copt Hewick
  • Copt Hewick Lodge
  • Dacre
  • Dacre Banks
  • Dolebank
  • Eavestone
  • Elliott House
  • Fellbeck
  • Fountains Abbey
  • Fountains Hall
  • Givendale
  • Gowbusk
  • Grantley
  • Grassfield House
  • Greenhow Hill
  • Hard Gate
  • Hardcastle
  • Hewick Bridge
  • Heyshaw
  • High Woods
  • Hob Green
  • Hollin Hall
  • Hungate
  • Ingerthorpe
  • Kill Hill
  • Littlethorpe
  • Lucan House
  • Markington
  • Micklehow Hill
  • Mulwith
  • Newby Hall
  • North Lees
  • North Pasture
  • North Stainley
  • Nunwick
  • Old Sleningford
  • Pateley Bridge
  • Potgate House
  • Raventofts Hall
  • Risplith
  • Sawley
  • Sharow
  • Shaw Mills
  • Skelding
  • Skelton On Ure
  • Sleningford
  • Straw House
  • Studley Roger
  • Sunley Rains
  • Sutton
  • Sutton Grange
  • Thorpe Lodge
  • Wallerthwaite
  • Westwick
  • Whitcliffe
  • Whitehouses
  • Wilsill
  • Winksley
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


  • A transcription of all the Monuments, Gravestones and other Sepulchral memorials in Ripon Cathedral and its Burial Ground, maintained by Andrew Richards.





Church History


Church Records


Description and Travel

  • 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.





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Memorial Inscriptions


Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE312689) Belwood Hall
    • (SE312722) Little Studley
    • (SE307725) Ure Bank
    • (SE149678) Wath
    • (SE194644) Smelthouses

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