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ID: 7010052
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ripon (inhabited place)  Ripon (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 07 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.1167  decimal degrees
Long: 001 31 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.5167  decimal degrees

Note: One of three original Christian centers in county; Site of a monastery (founded in 660) and a cathedral dating to the 12th-15th-centuries; the noteworthy Saxon crypt (670) features a narrow pasage called St. Wilfrid's Needle, the ability to pass through it being a sign of chastity. Thirteenth-century Wakeman's House is here; Wakeman's Horn still blows at 9 pm. Treaty signed here in 1640 ended the Second Bishop's War.

Names:
Ripon (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Ripum (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Ripun (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of North Yorkshire (county)  ................  North Yorkshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Ripon (inhabited place)  ....................  Ripon (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Northumbria (historical region)  ................  Northumbria (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Ripon (inhabited place)  ....................  Ripon (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important center from the 7th century
town (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in the 7th century

Sources and Contributors:
Ripon..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..............  Blue Guide: England (1980) 613-614
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2; 781
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 165
..............  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Ripum..........  [VP]
..............  Domesday Book (1985) 320
Ripun..........  [VP]
..............  Domesday Book (1985) 320
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 613-614
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2; 781
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 320
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 609
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2606321
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 165
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 320

 

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