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|Ripon Minster was built in the 1100s,
on top of the remains of a church built by St. Wilfrid in 664.
|A view of the cathedral standing in the center of the nave. (262kb)||A little better (clearer) shot. (264kb)
|And one more. (216kb)|
|The lighting conditions had changed, so I
took another shot of the nave, looking at the medieval screen.
|The pulpitum (stone screen) was built in the
1450s, but the statues are modern. This is right left of the screen.
|The left half of the screen.. (214kb)|
|A shot of the ceiling of the transept,
showing the high windows that allow sunlight to come streaming in. (213kb)
|A medieval seal. (250kb)||The seal (taken with a flash). (247kb)|
|The cathedral charter from 1604. (193kb)||The high altar with the stained glass window
|Another shot of the altar and window. (388kb)|
|A close up of the window behind the high altar. The tracery is really neat. (287kb)||The carved choir stalls were installed
between 1484 and 1494. Here is a misericord of a pelican in her
|Another shot of the pelican. (281kb)|
|A misericord of two men with a three wheeled wheelbarrow.. (237kb)||A misericord of a pig playing bagpipes while
two other pigs dance. (246kb)
|A misericord of a griffon chasing a rabbit, while another one hides down his hole. (251kb)|
|The high altar. (253kb)||The Ripon jewel. (145kb)
|Info on the Ripon jewel. (221kb)|
|Info on the Anglo Saxon strap end. (219kb)||The Anglo Saxon strap end. (135kb)
|The plaque belt on the funeral effigy of Sir Thomas Markenfield (d. 1497). (211kb)|
|Another shot of the belt, especially the buckle portion. (253kb)||Another shot, slightly better angle. (174kb)
|Yet again. (131kb)|
|Info on Sir Thomas. (207kb)||
The existing Middleham Castle was built in the 12th century. During the 15th century, it was lived in by Richard III when he was a young man in the care of Richard Nevill, the "Kingmaker".
|A view of the front wall of the catsle. (197kb)||The info sign of Middlehame Castle. (163kb)||Debbie on the bridge in front of the gatehouse.
|Just inside the gatehouse, looking at the
entrance to the keep. (283kb)
|The back side of a replica of the Middleham jewel.. (53kb)||Info on the Middleham Jewel. (110kb)|
|The front of the replica Middleham jewel. (178kb)
|A flash shot of the replica. (65kb)||More info on the replica. (102kb)|
|Inside the keep. (263kb)||The view looking from the keep towards the
castle gatehouse. (304kb)
|The view from the keep at the out buildings around the inside of the castle walls.. (264kb)|
|Inside the keep. (349kb)||Debbie walking around the outside of the keep. (211kb)|