South View of Rippon Minster
Artist: Wood, W. H.
View of south side of Ripon Minster, including the south transcept. The earliest ecclesiastical building on the site was a monastery established c.660 by St Winifred. The building depicted here is the Colligate Church of St Winifred (commonly known as Ripon Minster). Although much of the work was completed under Archbishop Roger de Pont l’Evêque, it took over 150 years to build and as a result it has a mixture of architectural styles. It is said to be one of the best proportioned churches in the country standing at 266 feet in length from east to west and 110 feet in height. The Minster became a Cathedral in 1836.